Brazilian police charged six Boca Juniors players and officials on Wednesday, a day after clashes with Atletico Mineiro in the Copa Libertadores.
Police were forced to use pepper spray to prevent Boca Juniors players from entering the Atletico Mineiro changing room.
Boca were knocked out of the Copa Libertadores by Atletico but both sides are sure to face sanctions after chaotic scenes during and after the game.
The Copa America has just ended, but with the Copa LIbertadores knockout rounds about to kick off, attention is already returning to club football.
Carlos Tevez, the former Argentina and Manchester United forward, has left Boca Juniors although left the door open for a return to football.
Only one representative of the big two (Argentina and Brazil) failed to make the round of 16: last year's runners up Santos of Brazil.
Nine clubs are into the knock-out stage of the Copa Libertadores. But Boca Juniors and River Plate are among those that still need a result.
Ravaged by the coronavirus, River Plate had no substitutes or a specialist keeper available on Wednesday -- yet they still managed to win.
River Plate will be forced to use an outfield player in goal for their next Copa Libertadores tie after a request to name two reservists was denied.
Montevideo will host the finals of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana tournaments in November.
Players and staff were left rubbing their eyes after police fired tear gas at protesters ahead of Wednesday's Libertadores match in Barranquilla.
Argentina and, especially, Brazil have a stranglehold on the Copa Libertadores, and this year the Brazilians look very strong.
Kayky, 17, will join Manchester City at the end of the year. Until then, the teenager will continue to dazzle for Fluminense in Brazil.
The Copa Libertadores looks reassuringly solid, traditional and easy to understand. And it proved some great storylines this week.
Gremio may have fallen in the qualifiers, but 15 former champs have booked their spot in what will be an ultra-competitive Libertadores group stage.
Argentina has drawn first blood in South America's 2021 calendar of club football, with Defensa y Justicia beating Palmeiras in Wednesday's Recopa.
Copa Libertadores organisers will need as much skill as the players to keep the competition on track as the P1 variant of COVID-19 surges in Brazil.
Unlike in the Champions League, parity in the Copa Libertadores is at an all-time high, as heavyweights clash just to reach the group stage.
Brazil were to play Argentina in a crucial World Cup qualifying clash this week. Instead, the debate continues on if football should be paused.
The long road toward the Copa Libertadores group stage begins this week, with teams from Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia beginning their campaigns.
In such an overcrowded calendar, it is hardly a surprise that the Copa Libertadores has been won by Palmeiras: a team with a risk-free approach.
A goal eight minutes into stoppage time won Palmeiras the Copa Libertadores on Saturday as a Breno Lopes header earned a 1-0 win over Santos.
First Pele, then Robinho and then Neymar. The Copa Libertadores has given successive generations of Santos wonderkids a platform to shine.
Santos raced out the gate and knocked off Boca Juniors to set up an all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final against Palmeiras.
Santos set up an all-Brazilian final in this season's Copa Libertadores when they defeated Boca Juniors to set up a final against Palmeiras.
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