Three things from Thursday night at the Copa Libertadores.
1. Botafogo are a strong bet to reach quarterfinals
Botafogo of Rio have never won the Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League, or even reached the final, and they are taking part in the competition for only the fifth time.
This will come as a surprise to many. Together with Santos, Botafogo supplied many of the great names of the Brazil sides that won the World Cups of 1958, '62 and '70 -- Garrincha, Didi, Nilton Santos, Zagallo...