We assess the leading candidates for glory and the potential stars ahead of the start of the 2019 Copa Libertadores.
River Plate and Lanus reached the Copa Libertadores semi-finals after overturning first-leg deficits.
San Lorenzo accounted for Lanus 2-0 in Wednesday's all-Argentinean clash thanks to a brace from Nicolas Blandi.
Botafogo and Santos overcame Nacional and Atletico PR respectively as San Lorenzo trumped Emelec in a shoot-out in the Copa Libertadores.
Visitors Botafogo and San Lorenzo both recorded 1-0 wins at Nacional and Emelec respectively on Thursday.
Atletico Paranaense and Santos reached the knockout stages of the Copa Libertadores.
Flamengo top a tight Group 4 in the Copa Libertadores as Atletico Mineiro recorded a big win.
Trailing 3-2 in the 90th minute, Rafael Caroca and Diego Bielkiewicz scored as hosts Deportes Iquique prevailed in a seven-goal thriller.
Fabiano settled the Group 5 contest in the 100th minute as 10-man Palmeiras stayed unbeaten in the Copa Libertadores.