After two weeks of Copa Libertadores battle, the Brazil clubs look likely to win the title but the Argentina clubs may just catch up.
"My heart is bursting with happiness," said journalist Rafael Henzel after Chapecoense's 2-1 win in their Copa Libertadores debut.
Chapecoense beat Zulia 2-1 in the Copa Libertadores in their first overseas fixture since the plane crash which killed most of their squad.
The small Brazilian club, still reeling from last year's airline disaster, held on to beat Venezuela's Zulia in their Copa Libertadores opener.
"We know what the other players have done for this club and now we are going to play our first Copa Libertadores match," Tulio de Melo said.
After Colombia's Atletico Nacional won in 2016, Brazil and Argentina clubs will do all they can to regain a stranglehold of the Copa Libertadores.