Paraguayan surprise packet Guarani will have to “hold back the River”

When we think of South American football, we invariably see Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay as the main players. Indeed, between these three countries, 48 Copa Libertadores titles have been won, with Argentina accounting for almost half of them. Guarani v River Plate, Paraguay v Argentina, Bugre v Los Millonarios Outside the big three, Paraguay accounts for three winners and eight runners-up. The most successful club, outside the Argentine trio of Independiente, Boca and Estudiantes, and Uruguay’s Penarol, is Paraguay’s Olimpia, who won the Copa in 1979, 1980 and 2002, and were last runners-up in 2013. This season, however, another Paraguayan … Continue reading Paraguayan surprise packet Guarani will have to “hold back the River”