The group stage of the 2021 Copa Libertadores starts on Tuesday with six Argentine clubs taking part this season.
It’s eight groups with six Argentine teams divided as we have three full days of Libetadores matches. After an all Brazilian final last year, the Argentine clubs will want to make the final this year.
Copa sudamericana and recent Recopa Sudamericana winners Defensa y Justicia are in Group A with last year’s winners Palmeiras, as well as Universitario of Peru and Independiente del Valle of Ecuador. Group B brings no Argentine clubs as Olimpia of Paraguay, Internacional of Brazil, Deportivo Tachira of Venezuela and Always Ready of Bolivia will compete.
Six time Copa Libertadores winners Boca Juniors are in Group C along with last season’s finalists Santos, Barcelona of Ecuador and Bolivia’s The Strongest. Group D brings 2018 winners River Plate, Sante Fe of Colombia, Fluminense of Brazil and Junior of Colombia.
Group E has Racing Club with Sao Paulo of Brazil, Sporting Cristal of Peru and Rensistas of Uruguay. Group F has Argentinos Juniors with Nacional o Uruguay, Universidad Catalocia of Peru and Atletico Nacional of Colombia.
Velez Sarsfield is the last Argentine club as they are in a group with Flamengo of Brazil, LDU Quito of Ecuador and Union La Calera of Chile. Group H has no Argentine clubs with Cerro Porteno of Paraguay, Atletico Mineiro of Brazil, America de Cali of Colombia and Deportivo La Guaira of Venezuela.
Here are the Copa Libertadores matches this week involving Argentine clubs:
Tuesday, April 20:
Argentinos Juniors vs. Nacional
Velez Sarsfield vs. Flamengo
Wednesday, April 21:
The Strongest vs. Boca Juniors
Rentistas vs. Racing Club
Independiente del Valle vs. Defensa y Justicia
Thursday, April 22:
Fluminense vs. River Plate