The last-16 of South America's club competition begins with last year's finalists Flamengo and River in the field and the coronavirus looming large.
It was a night to remember for Jorge Wilstermann, who reached the last 16. Libertad also went through, but in less glorious fashion.
Three into two don't go, and that's that River Plate and Sao Paulo are about to discover as the Copa Libertadores group stage moves toward climax.
Flamengo's game vs. Palmeiras cast an unforgiving light on the problems of organising football in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.
Flamengo's match nearly didn't go ahead on Tuesday. But with COVID-19 still a major concern for CONMEBOL, how will the World Cup qualifiers work?
Flamengo's Copa Libertadores match on Tuesday against Ecuador's Barcelona will proceed, despite seven players testing positive for the coronavirus.
It's being described as "one of the biggest disgraces that Flamengo have been through." So where to next for new Mengao boss Dome Torrent?
"I know that this is the worst Flamengo result [ever at Copa Libertadores], " said coach Domenec Torrent, the former NYCFC manager.
The Copa Libertadores returned amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic as Libertad controverisally played host to Argentine giants Boca Juniors.
Estudiantes Merida's Argentinian coach Martin Brignani managed his team's 3-2 home win over Alianza Lima on Wednesday via WhatsApp.
The Copa Libertadores returns to action this week, with a number of protocols in place to ensure that COVID-19 doesn't derail the competition again.
Boca Juniors have isolated their entire squad after coronavirus testing revealed an "outbreak" of COVID-19, the club confirmed on Monday.
It's crunch time for this year's Copa Libertadores, with the governments of Argentina and Uruguay to decide on a proposal from CONMEBOL on Tuesday.
Despite numerous challenges, CONMEBOL wants South American clubs to return to action, in large part to keep its continental competition on track.
A fabled assistant under Pep Guardiola, Domenec Torrent knows that Flamengo offer him a fast track to glory -- and the risk of being derailed.
The Copa Libertadores will restart on Sept. 15 after being suspended for almost six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coach Jorge Jesus is leaving Brazilian champions Flamengo to return to his native Portugal for a second spell in charge of Benfica.
In a continent still dealing with the new normal of the coronavirus, CONMEBOL had no choice but to kick the can down the road for major events.
As the appetite for football to restart in South America grows, clubs must consider a future in which they cannot rely on selling stars to Europe.
Football's calendar is being upended by the coronavirus, but that hasn't stopped officials in South America from insisting on playing on as planned.
Carlos Tevez's assumption that players can temporarily survive without wages was not only misguided but also rings largely untrue in South America.
Clubs in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana have been offered an advance of up to 60% of their prize money so they can stay solvent.
Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus has tested positive for coronavirus and is under quarantine in Rio de Janeiro while doctors perform a second test.
A season derailed, sparking debate over relegation, promotion and continental places? This is exactly what happened last season in Chile.
Football matches often know how to descend into farce with red cards galore. And when they do, all hell breaks loose.
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