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.
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.