Racing Club learned, this Friday after the draw, that it will face Flamengo, the last CONMEBOL Libertadores champion, in the round of 16. From the outset it is a complex game for the team led by Sebastián Beccacece but the same club sent a message of optimism on its social networks.
Racing Positivo is a motto that has been gaining place for years in the life of the Avellaneda club and when it becomes known that its next opponent in the second round will be the powerful Fla, they sent from the world 3.0 an injection of positivism.
“Your. We. The shield. United. Always united. And let the one who comes come. Or come all. Here there is a team, here there are fans, here there is a club, here there is love and belonging, here there is a lot of Racing ”, you can read in the message that accompanies an image of the campus with the Cylinder in the background and the shield.
Racing finished second in its group and that is why it was in Ciborium 2. The draw showed that it will face the last champion, first at home and then in Rio de Janeiro. Above, if he advances and Boca does the same, they could cross into rooms.
The box that La Academia was given is the more complex of the two since they are all strong rivals who will have to overcome in order to reach the final.
Meanwhile, they embrace Racing Positivo.
ABOUT THE EIGHTS
The games will be played between Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 November. The rematches, between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd December.
– CONMEBOL Libertadores (@Libertadores) October 23, 2020
For its part, the quarterfinals will be played just a few days after the 8ths: the matches will be between December 8 and 10, and the returns a week later.
The semifinals will be played in 2021. The rounds will be between January 5 and 7, and the returns a week later. In principle, there are two tentative dates for the grand final: Saturday January 23rd or Saturday 30th at the Maracana.
= THE EIGHTH MATCHES (THIS IS THE LOCATIONS IN LAS IDAS)
Guaraní (PAR) vs Gremio (BRA)
Independiente del Valle (ECU) vs Nacional (URU)
Delfin (ECU) vs Palmeiras (BRA)
International (BRA) vs Boca Juniors (ARG)
Racing Club (ARG) vs Flamengo (BRA)
Libertad (PAR) vs Jorge Wilstermann (BOL)
Athlético Paranaense (BRA) vs River Plate (ARG)
Quito League (ECU) vs Santos (BRA)