Independiente Santa Fe
True, there were a couple of games played last Wednesday. Other than that, though, the Copa Libertadores went on holiday for two weeks while attention was focused on the international game. But now South America's premier club competition is back, and the action resumes at a fascinating stage.
Most of the 32 teams have only two of their group games still to play. Eight teams have three matches left.
Over the next three weeks, the places in the knockout stage will be sorted out. Half of the teams...
Approaching a mini pause due to the upcoming international break, the Copa Libertadores has a big week coming up, with 28 of the 32 teams in action.
Some are playing their third of six group games, while most are playing their fourth. This is the time, then, when qualification for the knockout stage starts to be defined. There are some huge matches coming up in the next few days. These are the five to pay attention to.
Tuesday, Group 8
Sporting Cristal (Peru, 5 points) vs. Racing (Argentina, 6 points)
Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe had to play a match wearing counterfeit replica versions of their shirts when they forgot to bring their away strip to Boyaca Chirco.
Officials rushed out to buy the shirts from street traders around the stadium after Boyaca Chico refused to switch to their reserve shirts to prevent a clash of colours.
Santa Fe, based in Bogota, began the match wearing their...