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Two Argentine teams could be River’s rivals in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores

Two Argentine teams could be River’s rivals in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores

River could face each other in the round of 16 of the Libertadores Cup against an Argentine team, something that raises alarms in Nunez given the latest antecedents.

Among the possible rivals, who would be the second in the group stage, are: San Lorenzo, Colo Colo, Talleres de Córdoba, Botafogo, Flamengo, Nacional and Peñarol.

However, the final list of opponents will be known after today, except in Group C, where Porto Alegre Guild Next week they must play two games postponed due to flooding in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

River He has the additional advantage of being well positioned to be one of the best first in the group stage, with 13 points and a goal difference of +7 and tonight he plays against the last in the group, Deportivo Táchira.

Atlético Mineiro, Fluminense and Palmeiras They are your main competitors in this fight. With 13 points, River need to beat Deportivo Táchira by at least three goals difference to surpass Palmeiras in case the Brazilian team only achieves a minimal victory against San Lorenzo.

This is because, with equal points and goal difference, the next tiebreaker criterion is the number of goals scored, with 14 for Palmeiras and 10 for River Until now.

The importance of being among the best first lies in the advantage of defining the following qualifying phases at home, a crucial factor in competitions at this level. Furthermore, being at the top allows River Avoid other group leaders until late in the tournament.

The only exception would be the final, which will be played in a neutral stadium in Buenos Airesfurther increasing the motivation of the team Nunez to secure a favorable position.

The panorama of possible rivals of River in round of 16 It is varied and full of challenges. Uruguayan Nationaldespite sharing a group with River, could be paired again in the draw if they finish second.

In Group C, Guild He still has a chance to change his destiny with two games pending. The Strongest and Huachipato They also have a chance of being escorts in their group.

Group F is another focus of attention, where Palmeiras He already secured first place. San Lorenzo seeks to secure its escort position by facing Verdão.

However, Valley Independent and Liverpool of Uruguay They keep their hopes of qualifying as runners-up alive, depending on the outcome of their matchup in Ecuador. This outcome could define another potential adversary of River in the next phase.

Source: Ambito

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