River, Boca and Racing are the Argentines who are still in the race and hope to meet their rivals in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.
With the teams already qualified for the knockout phase, Today, Friday, October 23, Conmebol celebrates the draw for the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores 2020, which is eagerly awaited among the clubs that have already secured a spot in the top 16 on the continent.
At the Conmebol headquarters in Asunción, Paraguay, The draw for the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores will begin at 12:00 hours (Argentine time), and will be broadcast live and direct by Fox Sports, DirecTV, ESPN, Facebook Watch and Conmebol TV.
Minutes after the pairings of the round of 16 are known and their eventual crosses in future instances, the draw for the South American Cup will also be held.
Of the three Argentines who continue in the competition, two of them finished first in their respective groups and will be in the first pot.
Son River, which closed its position on Tuesday after beating Liga de Quito with a bulky 3-0, in the definition of Group D. And Boca, which beat Caracas on Thursday at La Bombonera, although its leadership position was already assured because no result took away the leadership of Group H.
Defense and Justice eliminated -he was third and the Sudamericana will play- and Tigre, the other Argentine classified in the round of 16 is Racing, which on Wednesday beat Estudiantes de Mérida but was not enough to hold the first place in their Group F National conquest of Uruguay.
“Given the recommendations of international organizations on public health matters, as well as the health indications of Paraguay based on the Covid-19 pandemic, the participation in person of the representatives of affiliated clubs and Member Associations will not be allowed in the draw, ”explained Conmebol in a statement.
What will the ceremony be like? There will be two ciboriums. River Plate, Boca Juniors, Palmeiras, Santos, Flamengo, Nacional, Jorge Wilstermann and Gremio have their name accommodated in the group winners’ ciborium.
While in the other, the second, are Racing, Guaraní, Liga de Quito, Independiente del Valle, Athletico Paranaense, Delfín from Ecuador, Inter de Porto Alegre and Caracas.
The round of 16 brackets will be formed by crossing the first with the second according to what the draw establishes. The winners of each group will be local in the second leg.
In the next stages, quarter-finals and semifinals, the match will be played on the court of the best positioned during the group stage and the final will be a one-off match at the Maracana Stadium.
There is no possibility that River and Boca meet in the second round, although if they overcome this instance there will be chances that they will meet again. Although there are still chances that one of the two will cross Racing de Beccacece.