Rio de Janeiro's historic Maracana stadium will host the 2020 final of the Copa Libertadores.
The high praise River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo has drawn from all quarters seems certain to land him a top job in Europe in the coming years.
Gremio, in truth, barely deserved their 1-1 draw with Flamengo on Wednesday, but the neutrals did. The stage is now set for a classic second leg.
Gremio survived intense pressure and a string of favourable VAR decisions to grab an equaliser and rescue a 1-1 draw against Flamengo.
Boca's plan to sit back and grind out a result against arch-rivals River failed. Now, Gustavo Alfaro's side have a mountain to climb in the Copa.
A goal in each half gave River Plate a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Boca Juniors in a tense semifinal first leg of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday.
Boca vs. River is a half anticipated, half dreaded meeting of historic rivals, while Gremio vs. Flamengo could be an excellent spectacle.
Things are looking up at the Maracana as Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus has Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo on a resurgent path.
Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr. has said potential FIFA Club World Cup opponents Liverpool are "beatable."
The semifinal of the Copa Libertadores that has been both desired and dreaded is set. Three of the final four teams have a familiar look about them.
In a strange fixture quirk, potential Copa rivals River, Boca, Flamengo and Palmeiras will all face each other in domestic competition this weekend.
A rematch between Boca Juniors and River Plate in the Copa Libertadores can occur in the last four -- but both clubs face tricky quarterfinal foes.
The Copa Liberatores quarterfinals are dominated by Brazilian and Argentine clubs. Can Liga of Quito or Cerro Porteno stop the duopoly?
Flamengo's 1981 Intercontinental Cup win vs. Liverpool is their highest moment. Winning the 2019 Copa would offer them a chance to repeat history.
The knockout round of South America's premier club competition provides potential Boca Juniors-River Plate and Gremio-International semifinals.
CONMEBOL has rejected any chance of another Copa Libertadores final being played out of South America, as happened last year.
Once-great Penarol is out of Copa Lib, but Flamengo, Boca Juniors and River Plate ensure plenty of intrigue left in round of 16.
CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani isn't buying reports suggesting that MLS and Liga MX clubs could soon be competing in the Copa Libertadores.
Flamengo sit atop Copa Libertadores Group D, but with two away games to play, including at altitude in Ecuador, progression is far from a guarantee.
The dreaded "video not available" message took on a whole new meaning for one rabid River Plate fan this week.
There are few more explosive issues in Brazil than who is considered a genuine "big club." Now, Athletico Paranaense have muscled in on the debate.
A CAS member said "it wouldn't be strange" if Boca Juniors were awarded the Copa Libertadores title at the expense of River Plate.
The group phase is only at the halfway point, but there will surely be a Paraguayan presence when the Copa Libertadores reaches the knockout rounds.
If you hear Klopp or Pep moan about a fixture pile-up in the Premier League title race, spare a thought for Deportivo Lara boss Leonardo Gonzalez.
The old adage that it is hard to reach the top but harder to stay there is nowhere more accurate than in South America, as River Plate can attest.
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