Injuries notwithstanding, Ecuador continue to set the pace in the race to the World Cup finals.
The popularity of football in Brazil owes much to Rio's Fla-Flu derby.
The strengths and weaknesses of the Copa Libertadores have been evident in the early stages of the 2016 edition.
River Plate and Soa Paolo meet next week, and for one of them it could mark the end of their Libertadores Cup campaign before it has really begun.
Few people had heard of Marlos Moreno before last week, but that has now changed.
With Carlos Tevez back on form, the pressure on Boca Juniors coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena has eased.
The big giuns from Brazil and Argentina will need to improve if they are to make an impression on this year's Libertadores Cup.
Jorge Sampaoli will be a tough act to follow, but the emergence of some promising young players bodes well for his successor as Chile coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi
This week's Libertadores test is a tough baptism for new Sao Paulo coach Edgardo Bauza.
With the departure of coach Jorge Sampaoli, Tim Vickery wonders whether Chile's golden age is coming to an end.