Copa Libertadores 2019: fixture of the round of 16

These are the duels that will be seen in the knockout rounds of the Copa Libertadores round of 16. River and Boca could only be measured in semis.


The draw for the second round of the Copa Libertadores held tonight at the headquarters of CONMEBOL, in Paraguay, determined that the four Argentine teams classified for that instance will face three Brazilian rivals and one Paraguayan.

It was also established that River and Boca, finalists of the most important club event in the continent, may only be played in the semifinals.

For that, first both teams must overcome the previous rounds. The team of Marcelo Gallardo, current champion of the Libertadores, will clash with Cruzeiro of Brazil, comfortable winner of Group B that integrated Huracán. The key will start at Monumental and end at Belo Horizonte.

For its part, Boca will repeat in the instance of the best 16 a duel he had already in Group G, compared to Athletico Paranaense of Brasil. In the synthetic turf of Curitiba the team of Gustavo Alfaro lost by 3-0, but in La Bombonera, where now it will define the series of eighths, won 2-1.

Si surpasses the team where Luis González, Tomás Andrade and Marco Ruben, play Xeneize will face the winner of Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito and Olimpia of Paraguay.

The other Argentine team that will clash with a Brazilian will be Godoy Cruz from Mendoza, which will be measured against the winner of Group F, Palmeiras from Brazil, and will conclude the series in San Pablo.

If you reach the quarterfinals, the team of Lucas Bernardi will face Gremio or Libertad of Paraguay.

San Lorenzo, meanwhile, it will be measured with Cerro Porteño2222 222 and will play the rematch at Paraguay. In the event of progress, the Boedo team could face River in the quarterfinals.

The remaining pairings were Flamengo - Emelec and Nacional de Uruguay - Inter de Porto Alegre.

Las bolillas were taken by the Colombian midfielder who plays in River Juan Fernando Quintero, who scored for his team in his first attempt, and Paraguayan forward Roque Santa Cruz.

The final, for the first time in the history of the tournament, will be a one-off match, at the National Stadium of Santiago de Chile, on 23 November



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