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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, September 13th, one of Rio's big four football (soccer) clubs, Botafogo, began the first leg of the 2017 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals against fellow Brazilian club, Grêmio at Nilton Santos Stadium. It was a physical, back-and-forth battle that saw the clubs' contrasting styles cancel each other out leading to the inevitable 0-0 draw.

Organized by CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation), the Copa Libertadores . . .

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