The 2020 edition of CONMEBOL Libertadores has great stars, who will seek to lead their teams to conquer the continental competition most desired by the fans of South America.
The stop by Covid-19 caused the Cup to be lost from having Emmanuel Adebayor, Juanfer Quintero, Everton, Bryan Ruíz, Fidel Martínez and Antonio Valencia in the entire group stage, who will not continue in their respective teams after the activation of the pass market.
Another of the stars that cannot be taken into account by his coach for the remainder of the season is Paolo Guerrero, who broke his cruciate ligaments on one of the first dates of the Brasileirao.
However, South American talent is inexhaustible, the level of this Top 10 is very high and will be reflected in the following review:
You already know what it is to raise the Libertadores because in 2003 he did it at the hands of Carlos Bianchi, before beginning his majestic career in Brazil and Europe, where he became one of the figures of world football. The Apache wants to close his stage as a footballer with a new Cup in the club of his loves.
“Carlitos” has the same goals as “Chelo” Delgado and Guillermo Barros Schelotto in the competition (18). He is five from Martín Palermo and seven from Juan Román Riquelme, the top gunner.
He returned to Racing in 2016 and consolidated his idol title. At 37, he knows that this edition may be one of the last chances to help the Academy celebrate an international title, something that has not happened since 1988, when he won the now-defunct Super Cup.
Licha has great goal-scoring power in the Libertadores, since – although in the two games played so far this year he did not score – he has scored eight goals between the 2015 cups, with Inter; 2016 and 2018, the latter two with the Avellaneda team.
He won three UEFA Champions League, three Club World Cup, two UEFA Europa League, four UEFA Super Cups, 24 local tournaments, two America’s Cup, two Confederations Cup and one Under-20 World Cup, making him the player with the most titles in the history of this sport.
The former Barcelona never raised the Libertadores, since at a very young age he brought his football to Europe, but this occasion with Sao Paulo may be the ideal opportunity. Beyond an injury to his arm that could cause him to be absent in the resumption, the full-back will seek to be the locomotive that leads the Morumbí team to the four-time championship in America.
He is another of the veterans full of titles who have not yet managed to win the most desired that this continent has. The central midfielder has 37, like Dani Alves, and for three years with Palmeiras he has been passing close to the grand final. In 2018 he lost in the semis against Boca and in 2019 he fell in the quarterfinals due to an away goal against Gremio.
Better known as Gabigol, he was perhaps the greatest figure of Flamengo, champion of the past Libertadores, with nine goals and two assists in twelve games. Until the current standoff he had a goal in two clashes and it continued to be just as important for Mengao, who suffered until confirming that the 24-year-old was going to continue in the institution at least until the next transfer market.
You already know what it is to shout champion in this Cup, something he did in 2016 with Atlético Nacional and in 2018 with River Plate. On both occasions he was one of the figures on his team. Since 2014 he has played this competition constantly and has 42 unbeaten hurdles in this period of this competition.
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He is 39 years old and is the emblem of an Olimpia who had started CONMEBOL Libertadores in good shape with a draw in Ecuador against Delfín and a victory at home against Defensa y Justicia. The forward has a very high goal-scoring average so far in 2020 and hopes to put the finishing touches to an incredible career with an international title in his beloved Franjeado.
He will seek to use his extensive experience in the Bundesliga and La Liga to bring América de Cali to the fore in continental competition, something he has not achieved for many years. The forward returned in January after twelve seasons in Europe and China and created a lot of excitement among Red Devils supporters.
He has one of the best years of his career in 2020. He has no more and no less than eight goals in eight games with Nacional and became the leading figure of the Uruguayan team. “Lavandina” is the captain of the Bag at 36 years old and will play again for the Cup on July 17 against an old acquaintance of his: Racing Club.
At 37, he continues to be decisive for Libertad, who had an ideal score at the start of the Cup and has a good campaign in the Paraguayan Apertura. Tacuara accumulates six goals in 15 games, plus five assists in total. Despite his age, this is just the third Libertadores played by the attacker, who has 10 goals in just 19 games.