Copa Libertadores 2013: Lessons Learned from 1st Week of the Tournament

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Copa Libertadores 2013: Lessons Learned from 1st Week of the Tournament
Credit: Richard Heathcote

Old, historic teams are falling as some new, young guns emerge. It's only been a week and the 2013 Copa Libertadores already promises to be full of excitement and great soccer. 

Old stars are making a comeback, some Goliaths are falling to Davids and teams are meeting their new idols. 

The Libertadores is, of course, the most traditional and respected tournament in the Americas. So, it's only fit that it would start with such a fast pace. To win this tournament means the trip of a lifetime to face the Champions League winner in the Club World Cup in Qatar. You can bet these teams are giving their all for a chance to do that.   

And the returning champions haven't even taken the field yet.

With only three games left in the first round of matches, here are the lessons we learned from the first week of play in the 2013 Copa Libertadores. 

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