River, Boca and Racing are the Argentine teams that are still in the race in the continental tournament.
The draw for the round of 16 crosses and the complete key to the final instances of the Copa Libertadores is eagerly awaited among the clubs that secured a place among the 16 best on the continent. Will be this friday october 23, from 12 (Argentine time), at the headquarters of Conmebol in Asunción.
Of the three Argentines who remain in the competition, two of them secured first place in their groups. Son River, which closed its position on Tuesday after beating Liga de Quito 3-0, and Boca, which beat Caracas 3-0, although its leadership position was already assured in Group H.
Eliminated Defense and Justice – it was third and the Sudamericana will play – and Tigre, Racing was second in its zone by beating Estudiantes de Mérida 2 to 1.
“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.
The event will be televised on Fox, DirecTV, ESPN, Facebook and Conmebol TV.
What will the ceremony be like? There will be two ciboriums. In the first, there will be Boca, River, Santos, Jorge Wilstermann, Palmeiras, Flamengo, Gremio and Nacional. In the second, Independiente del Valle, Guaraní, Athletico Paranaense, Liga de Quito, Inter de Porto Alegre, Libertad de Paraguay, Racing and Delfín.
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 and the final will be the only one at Maracana.
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.