Advance the Copa Libertadores 2021. With the hype confirmed by Conmebol, this Friday, April 9, from 11 am, the draw for the group stage will take place in Luque, Paraguay, which will have the presence of at least two FPC teams: Independiente Santa Fe and América de Cali. Atlético Nacional and Junior will look for another two spots for Colombia.
Until now, 28 clubs on the continent are guaranteed a place in the draw. The remaining places will be occupied by the winners of the series of the third preliminary phase. In this round, Atlético Nacional will face Libertad and Junior will face Bolivar.
In pot 1 appears Palmeiras, the last champion of the Cup, and the 7 best-placed clubs in the Conmebol ranking. These groups will be heads of the group. For its part, Santa Fe integrates the 2 and America the 3. The winners of the third phase will be in the 4.
This is how the bolilleros were defined for the draw
Pot 1: Palmeiras, River Plate, Boca Juniors, Nacional (U), Flamengo, Cerro Porteño, Olimpia y Sao Paulo.
Pot 2: Defense and Justice, International, Atlético Mineiro, Santa Fe, Racing, Liga de Quito, Universidad Católica and Barcelona SC.
Pot 3: Vélez, Sporting Cristal, America from Cali, Fluminense, The Strongest, Universitario, Deportivo Táchira and Argentinos Jrs.
Pot 4: Deportivo La Guaira, Unión la Calera, Always Ready, Rentistas, Libertad / Nacional, Independiente Del Valle / Gremio, Bolivar / Junior and San Lorenzo / Santos.
Nacional and Junior, for a place in the Libertadores group stage
Those of Alexandre Guimarães will be measured in series round trip to Libertad de Paraguay. This Monday, the Verdolaga squad traveled to Asunción for the first match, which will be played on Wednesday, April 7, from 7:30 pm (Colombian time). The second and final game will be on the 14th of the same month.
For its part, Amaranto Perea’s box will face Bolivar. The first leg will be this Thursday, April 8, starting at 7:30 pm, at the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz. The return will be played a week later in Barranquilla.