The group stage of the Liberators cup It came to an end and all Argentine teams qualified for the round of 16. The last to get it was Boca with his victory against The Strongest. Despite the win, those led by Michelangelo Russo finished second in Group C. Thus, the Xeneize joined the lot albiceleste comprising River Plate, Argentinos Juniors, Defensa y Justicia, Racing Club and Vélez Sarsfield, who had already secured their place in the next phase.
The Beast of La Paternal was guaranteed the passage as leader of Group F, beyond the fact that on Wednesday they closed their participation in the Group stage with a defeat against Nacional in Montevideo. They did the same Palmeiras, Atlético Mineiro, Fluminense y la Academia, which beat Rentistas on the last day. The Fort closed his participation against Flamengo in Brazil, Meanwhile he Hawk, like River and Boca, was in the lot of seconds.
It is worth remembering that the crosses will be drawn next Tuesday, June 1, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Argentine time). The leaders of each group will go to Pot 1, while the seconds will go to Pot 2. In this way, the former will play the return matches as home. Meanwhile, in subsequent instances, he will always define the home team with the best performance in the initial round.
The final will be a single match in a neutral setting already confirmed: the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo (Uruguay) on November 20. One caveat: from the round of 16 There will be no impediment for two teams from the same country to face each other or for the same group to have coincided in the previous stage.
With River already in the hype of the escorts, the Superclásico would only have taken place in the round of 16 if Boca was the winner of their group, something that did not happen. Now, in the event that both advance to the quarterfinals, there they could meet and reissue the clash they had in the Libertadores in 2000 and 2015, with success for each in those phases. Because Boca finished with one point more than River, the hypothetical quarter-final or semi-final crossing will be closed in the Bombonera.
These instances of the round of 16 will be played on the 13th and 15th of July the matches and on the 20th and 22nd of the same month the second leg matches. It will be immediately after the final of the Copa América, scheduled for July 10 and which for the moment has only Argentina as its confirmed headquarters, after the withdrawal of Colombia.
THE FIRST TO GO TO BASS DRUM 1
Atlético Mineiro: 16 (+12)
Palm Trees: 15 (+13)
Racing Club: 14 (+7)
Barcelona from Ecuador: 13 (+7)
Flamengo: 12 (+5)
Argentinos Juniors: 12 (+4)
Fluminense: 11 (+3)
International: 10 (+7)
THE SECONDS THAT WILL GO TO THE BASS DRUM 2
Saint Paul: 11 (+7)
Boca Juniors: 10 (+4)
Velez Sarsfield: 10 (+2)
Cerro Porteño: 10 (-1)
Defense and Justice: 9 (+3)
River Plate: 9 (0)
Catholic University: 9 (0)
Olympics: 9 (-1)
THIS WAS THE GROUPS OF THE LIBERTADORES
THE PUMPS OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN CUP
The draw will be the same day as the Libertadores (Tuesday 1/6) and the cups have already been defined. The leaders of the South American zones will go to the first and the third of each zone of the Libertadores, to the second. The series will run from July 27 to August 5. The final, also in the stadium Centenary from Montevideo, will be on Saturday, November 6.
BOMBO 1 (POINTERS OF THE GROUPS OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN)
Gremio, Athletico Paranaense, Independiente, Peñarol, Libertad de Paraguay, Bragantino, Rosario Central and Arsenal.
BOMBO 2 (THIRD PARTIES OF THE GROUPS OF LA LIBERTADORES)
Deportivo Táchira, Liga de Quito, Nacional, Junior, Santos, Independiente del Valle, América de Cali and Sporting Cristal.
THIS WAS THE GROUPS OF THE SOUTH AMERICANA