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Copa Libertadores Recap: Which teams advanced to the quarter-finals?

Thursday 6th September 2018

And then there were eight.

The 2018 edition of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent to the UEFA Champions League, is about to enter its decisive stages. With the quarterfinals around the corner after the international break, it’s crunch time.

Four Argentinian teams dominate the field: River Plate, Boca Juniors, Atletico Tucuman and Independiente. Three Brazilian sides are in the mix, too: Palmeiras, Cruzeiro and Gremio. That leaves room for one more. Chilean powerhouse Colo Colo join the fun. Los Albos reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2007. Now, they're among CONMEBOL’s elite despite their complicated situation in the Chilean Primera Division.

How did these teams get here in the first place? Do they have what it takes to go further? Let’s find out.

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Juan Pablo Aravena

29-year-old sports analyst and journalist with over three years of experience in the industry. Writes about all kinds of sports from football to golf, but there is no question his biggest passion in life is football. Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Colo Colo fan.

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