The long-awaited Friday April 9th arrived and the groups of the Copa Libertadores 2021 edition were defined. The great game always consists of looking at each of the areas that make up the different Argentine teams and defining which is the most complicated.
THE RIVER GROUP
As for River, he was seeded in Group D, which he will share with Independent Santa Fe from Colombia, Fluminense from Brazil and the winner of the key between Bolívar from Bolivia and Junior from Barranquilla: in the first leg of the Third Round, the Bolivian team triumphed 2-1 in La Paz.
THE BOCA GROUP
The draw was going quite well for Boca and Miguel Angel Russo, with Barcelona of Ecuador as the first rival and The Strongest of Bolivia as second, beyond the long journey of one and the height of the other. Until on the last lap it was G4, the winner of phase 3 between San Lorenzo and Santos, with the series 3-1 in favor of the Brazilian team after the first leg in Buenos Aires. Rematch of the last Libertadores semifinals ?!
THE DEFENSE GROUP
One of those that was more complicated since he could have two Brazilians. Yes or yes he will face the Palmeiras (seeded) and could also have Gremio if those from Porto Alegre leave Independiente del Valle on the road. The remaining team is University of Peru.
THE RACING GROUP
What began with the risks of being the Group of Death ended up being a favorable one for Racing this Copa Libertadores 2021. The Academy, which was in Ciborium 2 of the draw, finally came out in Group E, in which the seed is nothing less than the San Pablo de Hernán Crespo. Beyond this first bad news, the area was accommodating itself with the passing of the minutes. The two candidates to go to the round were joined by Sporting Cristal from Peru and Rentistas, the Uruguayan team making its debut in the competition. In this way it avoided the strongest of Ciborium 4. If Santos, Gremio or San Lorenzo fell as possible rivals, it would have become a group diametrically opposed to what it ended up being.
The Racing group.
THE VÉLEZ GROUP
Little fortune had Fortín, who fell into the group of the always tough Flamengo, who two years ago was just crowned champion of the Libertadores. He will also have the Quito League and the always difficult mission of playing at height. Complete the Unión La Calera de Chile zone.
THE ARGENTINIAN GROUP
The Bug came out quite favored in the bolillero. He fell in Zone F along with Nacional de Uruguay, Universidad Católica de Chile and the winner of Libertad de Paraguay vs. National Athletic of Colombia. He will not face any Brazilian.