Wendall Lira was awarded the Puskas award for the goal of the season, but the accolade merely highlighted the dire state of Brazilian domestic football.
Flamengo have turned to Muricy Ramalho, a coach in search of a new identity.
The demands upon European-based South American players have never been greater and things are only going to get worse in 2016.
Rising standards across the board at international level have not been reflected in South American club football.
Another painful defeat for the Libertadores Cup winners highlights the gulf in class between Europe and South America.
Eighteen months since his World Cup humiliation, Luiz Felipe Scolari is looking to restore his battered reputation.
Tim Vickery reports on a number of dramatic climaxes across South America.
After eight months out through a mysterious ankle injury, Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery is poised for a return to action.
Tim Vickery wonders why Chile's most successful clubs have been unable to repeat their domestic success on the continental stage.
Ecuador sit atop the south American qualifying standards - a reflection of the improving standards of the continent's smaller nations.