By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The group stages of the Copa Libertadores gets back underway this week, with Carioca clubs Botafogo and Flamengo in action. Tonight (Wednesday) table-topping Botafogo travel to Ecuador to play Independiente del Valle and Flamengo host Bolivian club Bolívar at the Maracanã and a win could be enough to take the Rubro-Negro top of Group 7.

Flamengo recovered well from an opening round defeat to comfortably dispatch Emelec 3-1 a fortnight ago. The club currently sit in second place, with three points from two outings . . .

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