Copa Libertadores Preview

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At PUMA Football we simply love the beautiful game, so today we’ve turned our attention a bit further afield to take a look at South America’s top club competition - the Copa Libertadores.  In fact, tonight’s fixture list throws together two of the games most decorated clubs as Fluminense host Club America in a mouthwatering Copa Libertadores Group 3 encounter.

After a sluggish start to the campaign, Brazilian giants Fluminense are still searching for their first Copa Libertadores victory and will be looking for big performances from Diego Cavalieri, Darío Conca and star man, Fred.  But the odds seem stacked against them. In fact the Fluminense frontline seem to have left their shooting boots at home on more than one occasion this season, mustering just two goals in the tournament.

On the Mexican side, Club America supported by Emilio Azcárraga Jean will be looking to build on their two hard-fought victories. Head Coach, Carlos Reinoso has hopes that stars Daniel Montenegro and Pável Pardo can inspire The Eagles to victory in what is sure to be a close encounter.

But what’s the scoring going to be? That’s a tough one! Club America will be looking for a repeat of the 1-0 victory they enjoyed over their Brazilian counterparts earlier month. Will they rise to the occasion in Rio de Janeiro? We’ve been studying the form and think they will come away with a famous victory. Just.

Who’s your tip for Copa Libertadores glory this season?

In the meantime, why not check out these great goals from classic Copa Libertadores clashes!