The expectation was enormous and the morbid, even more so. It was hoped that after the last-minute victory of Boca against Paranaense, he was able to meet River again in the eighth finals.
Finally it did not happen: River was the first team raffled and its rival will be Cruzeiro of Brazil-one of the best teams of the first phase-whereas to Boca it played the same rival that the phase of groups, Atlético Paranaense.
Although they will be different scenarios and different matches, in the phase of groups Boca lost 3-0 in the IDA and the return won 2-1. Anyway, we said, they will be different parties, in different times and with the possibility of reinforcing.
On the side of the other Argentine teams, Godoy Cruz will have another very difficult team, which also had a very good phase of groups: Palmeiras. The Paulista team won the San Lorenzo group with 15 points on 18.
The ‘ Cyclone ‘, on the other hand, without Jorge Almiron, will have the easiest duel, in the papers, of the four national teams: you will have to go to Paraguay to play against Cerro Porteño.
River vs Cruzeiro
Boca vs Athlético Paranaense
Godoy Cruz vs Palmeiras
San Lorenzo vs Cerro Proteño
LDU Quito (Ecuador) vs Olimpia (Paraguay)
Emelec (Ecuador) vs Flamengo (Brazil)
Nacional (Uruguay) vs International (Brazil)
Guild (Brazil) vs Libertad (Paraguay)