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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The group stages of the 2014 Copa Libertadores start this week, with six Brazilian teams entering the first round proper. Rio clubs Botafogo and Atlético-PR successfully negotiated preliminary rounds last week to progress into South America's most important football prize.

Following their 4-1 aggregate victory over Ecuadorian . . .

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