We're done with qualifying action for the Copa Libertadores, and now we're getting into the good stuff. The group stages start on February 7th, and the draw has now been finalised. 32 teams have been sorted into eight groups of four to play a double round robin that will conclude with 16 advancing to the next round in May. Let's take a look at some of the highlights.
Group 1 features Brazilian powerhouses Santos and Internacional, meaning we'll see the likes of Neymar and Ganso vs. potential £20m man Leandro Damiao. In Group 4 we have both Fluminese and Boca Juniors, and Group 8 has perhaps the most interesting team of the all - Universidad de Chile, reigning Copa Sudamericana champions. Even without Eduardo Vargas, they one of the favourites to win the whole thing.
And the best news of all: Cerro Porteño didn't make it into the tournament. Hurray!
Vasco de Gama
Chivas de Guadalajara
Universidad de Chile