Who could be Boca’s rival in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana?

Who could be Boca’s rival in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana?

Get to know the possible rivals that “Xeneize” could face in the playoff between the second in the Sudamericana and the third in the Libertadores.


The rival of Mouth in the playoff between teams of Libertadores Cup and South American Cup It will be decided between eight clubs that are in third place in their respective groups of the maximum tournament. They are: Libertad of Paraguay, Independiente del Valle, Barcelona of Ecuador, Cerro Porteño, Gremio, Palestino, Liga de Quito and Central Rosary.

However, there are two clubs that have a better chance of facing Mouth: one is Barcelona, which finished third in Group B behind San Pablo and Talleres. The other would be Guildalthough the latter has two games left to play against Huachipato and Estudiantes de La Plata that were not played due to the floods in Brazil.

According to the regulations, the matches are determined without a draw, pairing the best second in the South American with the worst third of the Liberators and so on. At the moment, Mouth would be facing Barcelona of Ecuadoralthough this could change as the pending groups for both tournaments are defined.

The final list of third places will be known on June 8when the pending matches are completed, some of which were suspended due to flooding in southern Brazil.

The playoffs of the 16th final will be played between July 17 and 24. This presents an additional challenge for Mouthsince several of its players could be summoned for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Among those possibly summoned are Leandro Brey, Ezequiel Fernández, Cristian Medina and possibly Kevin Zenon. The absence of these key players could affect the team’s performance at this crucial stage of the tournament.

The organization of the repechage crosses differs from previous seasons. Pairings will be resolved via a leaderboard that will be posted once all pending matches are completed.

This table will classify the eight seconds of each zone of the South American Cup and the eight thirds of the Libertadores Cup, pairing the best second with the worst third, and so on. The teams of the South American They will have the advantage of defining the series at home in the round-trip matches.

Beyond the playoffs, the CONMEBOL The draw for the round of 16 has already been set for June 3. This means that, once the playoffs are resolved, the teams will know their path in the tournament. Mouthlike other clubs, will eagerly await this draw to plan their strategy in the knockout phase.

Source: Ambito

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