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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Botafogo lost 1-0 to Deportivo Quito of Ecuador last night in the Copa Libertadores preliminary round first leg at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in the Ecuadorian capital. The Glorioso put in a lethargic performance, as they visibly struggled with the altitude during the second half.

The narrow defeat means the Cariocas will need to win by a two-goal margin next week at the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?