Brazilian side Palmeiras overpowered Chilean squad Colo Colo with goals from Bruno Henrique and Dudu in Copa Libertadores quarterfinal action.
Boca Juniors beat Cruzeiro on Wednesday in a match that saw Dede sent off. Meanwhile, Independiente and River Plate played to a scoreless draw.
Atletico Tucuman were in it against Gremio until a video replay led to a red card and, eventually, a 2-0 defeat.
Hector Tapia will need to coax something special out of Colo Colo if they are to upset the odds in this week's Copa Libertadores quarterfinals.
It is very hard to spend much time watching the Copa Libertadores and not become depressed. Palmeiras vs. Cerro Porteno was a case in point.
Colo Colo are in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals, led by two ageing stars in Jorge Valdivia and Lucas Barrios who continue to shine.
Defending champions Gremio of Brazil were almost ousted in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinal stages, while Santos departed on a sour note.
Santos fans threw fireworks at the Independiente bench and tried to invade the field during Tuesday's Copa Libertadores match in Sao Paulo.
Independiente were awarded a 3-0 win over Santos after the Brazilian team fielded an ineligible player in the first leg of their round of 16 clash.
Colo Colo may end up representing more than just Chile -- they could be the only club in the last eight that does not come from Argentina or Brazil.
The first leg of this Copa Libertadores clash steeped in history ended in a draw. The team that rediscovers their past may be the one to go through.
Chile has been chosen to host the final of the 2019 Copa Libertadores, the first to be played as a one-off game at a neutral venue.
Former Brazil starlets and Vasco da Gama teammates, Dede and Romulo are heading in opposite directions.
The Copa Libertadores resumes this week with the last-16, but Argentina's clubs face being left behind given the switch to a calendar-year schedule.
A list of the clubs left in the fight reads like a "Who's Who" of the history of South American football.
Brazilian and Argentine clubs ruled the group stage, but when the tournament resumes after the World Cup, expect one nation to have the upper hand.
Corinthians donated $3,000 to hotel staffers in Venezuela before their Copa Libertadores match because of the economic crisis in the country.
Clubs from Brazil and Argentina could account for up to 12 of the representatives in the knockout rounds of the Copa Libertadores.
The Copa Libertadores has reached a fascinating stage and it's a make-or-break week, with Boca Juniors' hopes in the balance.
The 17-year-old Paulinho has been picking up invaluable first-team experience with Vasco. In Germany he may well have to be more patient.
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.
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.
Thursday's meeting between the Argentine and Brazilian powers harks back to the days when South America's premier tournament captivated the world.
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.
The first week of the Copa Libertadores group stage brought surprising upsets, struggles for Brazilian clubs and the emergence of an Argentine star.
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