Copa Libertadores 2013: Newell's and La U play Tuesday's big game

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This is one of the best weeks of Copa Libertadores action, featuring three truly marquee fixtures. Newell's take on La U on Tuesday, Tijuana host Corinthians on Wednesday and Nacional go away to Boca Juniors on Thursday.

The biggest week of Copa Libertadores action yet gets underway on Tuesday and continues throughout the week. Newell's Old Boys, who have enjoyed a resurgence in Argentinian and continental football, take on Universidad de Chile. The Chilean giants are in a bit of a rebuilding mode, but are still one of the continent's most entertaining team. All four teams in Group 7 have won one game and lost one, so either side would take control of the group with a victory.

Wednesday's biggest fixture is in Mexico, when reigning continental and world champions Corinthians travel to Tijuana to take on the Xolos, reigning champions of Liga MX. Tijuana have downed both Millonarios and San Jose thus far in the competition, proving that they belong on this stage.

Boca Juniors are in action this Thursday, in what should be Juan Roman Riquelme's return to the Copa Libertadores. They host Uruguayan giants Nacional, who lead Group 1 with four points.

Schedule (all times ET)

Newell's Old Boys vs. Universidad de Chile - Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.
Olimpia vs. CD Lara - Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.
Millonarios vs. San Jose - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Gremio vs. Caracas - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Emelec vs. Deportes Iquique - Tuesday, 9:45 p.m.
Libertad vs. Sporting Cristal - Wednesday, 5:45 p.m.
Tigre vs. Palmeiras - Wednesday, 5:45 p.m.
Tijuana vs. Corinthians - Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Fluminense vs. Huachipato - Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Toluca vs. Barcelona - Wednesday, 10:15 p.m.
Sao Paulo vs. Arsenal de Sarandi - Thursday, 5:15 p.m.
Cerro Porteño vs. Santa Fe - Thursday, 5:15 p.m.
Boca Juniors vs. Nacional - Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Atletico Mineiro vs. The Strongest - Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

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