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89dTim Vickery

World Cup auditions highlight Libertadores

One of the early trends in this year's Copa Libertadores is that players are getting a chance to audition for European clubs and World Cup spots.

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99dTim Vickery

Titans drawn together in Copa Libertadores

A Boca-Palmeiras match usually takes place later in the Copa Libertadores, but the two South American powers will go head-to-head in the group stage.

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125dTim Vickery

Vinicius electrifying in Copa debut

Vinicius Junior came on with a match-winning brace for Flamengo in the Copa Libertadores - and it will be just as thrilling to Real Madrid supporters.

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142dTim Vickery

Heavyweights of Libertadores ripe for upsets

There is an inevitability to the Copa Libertadores, and that feels true once more with 16 former champions in the field, but unpredictability reigns.

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152dTim Vickery

Copa Lib qualifiers an underdog launchpad

Don't dismiss the teams vying to make it into the Copa Libertadores as qualifiers. History says that one of them will make a run in the big tourney.

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155dAssociated Press

Nacional punished for Chapecoense taunts

CONMEBOL have fined Nacional and ordered them to play three games behind closed doors after some supporters mocked the Chapecoense plane crash.

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Chapecoense out of the Copa Libertadores

Brazil's Chapecoense has been knocked out of the prestigious Copa Libertadores after a surprising qualification for the South American cup last year.

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165dAssociated Press

Chape seek Nacional Copa Lib expulsion

Brazilian football club Chapecoense have asked South America's soccer governing body to expel Uruguayan club Nacional from the Copa Libertadores.

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166dESPN staff

Nacional sorry for Chape airplane gestures

Nacional have apologised after some of their supporters were filmed making plane gestures towards Chapecoense during a Copa Libertadores match.

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169dTim Vickery

Road production key in Copa qualifying

Deportivo Tachira of Venezuela and Bolivia's Oriente Petrolero, who each had goals in their road matches last week, advanced via the away-goals rule.

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209dTim Vickery

Titans to do battle in 2018 Libertadores

Coming just weeks after Gremio took home the 2017 edition, the draw for the 2018 Copa Libertadores features 17 of the competition's 25 winners.

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226dTom Marshall

Liga MX unlikely to return to Libertadores

Liga MX clubs are unlikely to rejoin the Copa Libertadores anytime soon, due to the calendar clash between Mexico's first division and the tournament.

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230dTim Vickery

Gremio's masterful run to Copa Lib title

A 2-1 victory in the second leg delivered a third Copa Libertadores to Gremio, who would have none of another miracle Lanus comeback.

Lib Standings

GROUP 1GPWDLGDP
Grêmio6420+1114
Cerro Porteño6411013
Defensor Sporting6114-24
Monagas SC6105-93
GROUP 2GPWDLGDP
Atlético Nacional6312+610
Colo Colo622208
Bolívar6222-38
Delfin6213-37
GROUP 3GPWDLGDP
Libertad6411+613
Atlético Tucumán6312+110
Peñarol6303+39
The Strongest6105-103
GROUP 4GPWDLGDP
River Plate6330+312
Flamengo6240+310
Independiente Santa Fe6141+27
Emelec6015-81
GROUP 5GPWDLGDP
Cruzeiro6321+1011
Racing Club6321+611
Vasco da Gama6123-75
Universidad de Chile6123-95
GROUP 6GPWDLGDP
Santos6312+210
Estudiantes La Plata6222+28
Nacional6222+18
Real Garcilaso6132-56
GROUP 7GPWDLGDP
Corinthians6312+610
Independiente6312+210
Millonarios6222+38
Deportivo Lara6204-116
GROUP 8GPWDLGDP
Palmeiras6510+1116
Boca Juniors6231+49
Atlético Junior6213-37
Alianza Lima6015-121