The top sides in Brazil (and in South America) played a thrilling match on Saturday, with Palmeiras beating Flamengo for the Supercopa do Brasil.
Flamengo marched unbeaten to a third Copa Libertadores title after topping Athletico-PR 1-0 in the all-Brazilian final on Saturday.
And so the final of the Copa Libertadores went to form. In the all-Brazilian decider, Flamengo beat Athletico Paranaense.
Athletico Paranaense will hope to smother Flamengo but expect the Rio giants to win their third Libertadores crown.
Flamengo fans will desperately be hoping there's not a zebra on the field in Saturday's Libertadores final against Athletico Paranaense. Here's why.
Second-half substitute Marinho scored the winner for Flamengo on Wednesday and, in turn, showed why the Rio giants are Copa Libertadores favourites.
Athletico Paranaense played their Copa Libertadores semifinal against defending champions Palmeiras to perfection.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has masterminded Athletico Paranaense's march to the Copa Libertadores semis. Can he take them one step further?
Flamengo are surely on their way to the Copa Libertadores final once again but their foe -- either Athletico PR or Palmeiras -- is still unknown.
Velez Sarsfield sit 27th in Argentina's Primera Division, yet they're the only non-Brazilian side remaining in the Copa Libertadores' final four.
Like big name boxers, both Palmeiras and Flamengo were able to raise their arms and claim a kind of victory in their 1-1 draw in league action.
It is all Brazil and Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores, and the odds are on a third consecutive all-Brazilian final.
With the Libertadores quarterfinal first legs complete, it's Brazil giants Flamengo who look most likely to have booked their place in the semis.
With River Plate and Boca knocked out, Estudiantes, Velez Sarsfield and Talleres will be fighting for Argentine pride in the Copa Libertadores.
With the mid-year transfer window open, Brazilian sides are providing places for veteran talent to make one final push for playing time.
Five Brazilian teams are left to fight for the Copa Libertadores title, along with three Argentines -- but River and Boca are not among them.
South America's biggest showcase is back in action as traditional clubs battle to reach the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals.
Three supporters of Argentine side Boca Juniors were arrested for making racist insults after their 0-0 draw away to Brazil's Corinthians.
The six Brazilian teams have managed to avoid each other as the Copa Libertadores moves into the knockout stage this week.
The future is bright for South American players making the move to Europe's top leagues. Here are the players to keep an eye on.
The last-16 are set in the Copa Libertadores after some final matchday drama. In the end, Boca Juniors and Corinthians joined the other big teams.
Two Copa Libertadores giants have yet to book their spot into the knockout rounds. What can Corinthians and Boca Juniors do to ensure they do?
While Boca Juniors are teetering in Copa Libertadores action, they can still redeem recent sruggles by winning a domestic title in Argentina.
CONMEBOL said it will increase sanctions for clubs and fans who get involved in racist incidents during its matches.
As the Copa Libertadores group stage reaches it halfway point, the Brazilian sides are once again dominating the competition.
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