Even with the resolution of the eighth stars, Junior met the group that will correspond to him in Copa Libertadores de América 2019, which he qualified thanks to the title of Águila League that he won on Sunday against Deportivo Independiente Medellín in the Atanasio Girardot stadium.
Junior will be part of the F group, where Palmeiras from Brazil, San Lorenzo from Argentina and a rival to be determined will come out of the preliminary stage of the continental competition.
River Plate will defend the 2019 title of Copa Libertadores in a group where the Brazilian international seems like a threat, according to the sign in the calendar for the first rounds and the group phase that Conmebol held this Monday in Luque-Asuncion.
The Millionaire, proclaimed champion in the 2018 edition to overcome in the final to his Boca Juniors archival Bingo Juniors this 9th of Madrid, leads Group A where they form International, third of Brasileirao 2018; and Alianza Lima, runner-up of the Peruvian tournament.
The fourth member of the key comes out of phase 3, and the clubs involved in that tie are Sao Paulo from Brazil, Palestine from Chile, Argentine Talleres and Colombian Independiente Medellín.
The 60th edition of Libertadores will have 47 clubs and the title will be decided in a single game scheduled for November 23 at the National Stadium in Santiago de Chile.
The new champion will drop $ 12 million, twice what River Plate won this year, while the runner-up will console $ 6 million.
Before the sign, President of Conmebol, Alejandro Dominguez, urged the participants to end the violence in football, an endemic evil in South American football and this year, the dispute over the second team in Libertadore's final in Buenos Aires was hit by an attack by the river barrabravas to the bus that transported the xeneize campus.
"I want to speak from the heart, it's time to quit demagogy, we have to take responsibility, let's quit the Creole vigilance, let's stop violence, let's stop with intolerance, the example must start with us," he stressed.
He said that despite all Conmebol regained the market's confidence. "We have more teams competing, we have broken all the records, the biggest television audience in history, and by 2019 we will distribute what was never shared in South American football," said the official.
He added that there will be a distribution of $ 211 million in the three races scheduled for next year: Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Copa América.
The drawing established the following calendar for Copa Libertadores de América 2019:
(E1) Dolphin (ECU) against National (PAR)
(E2) Deportivo La Guaira (VEN) against Real Garcilaso (PER)
(E3) Bolivia 4 vs Defensor Sporting (URU)
(C1) Danubio (URU) vs. Atlético Mineiro (BRA)
(C2) Melgar (PER) vs. University of Chile (CHI)
(C3) Bolivia 3 vs Libertad (PAR)
(C4) Palestinian (CHI) v Independiente Medellín (COL)
(C5) Talleres de Córdoba (ARG) against Sao Paulo (BRA)
(C6) E2 (Deportivo La Guaira or Real Garcilaso) against Atlético Nacional (COL)
(C7) E1 (Dolphin or National PAR) vs. Caracas (VEN)
(C8) E3 (Bolivia 4 or Defensor Sporting) against Barcelona (ECU)
C1 vs C8 (G1)
C2 vs C7 (G2)
C3 vs C6 (G3)
C4 vs C5 (G4)
River Plate (ARG)
Alianza Lima (PER)
G4 (winner C4 vs C5)
Deportivo Lara (VEN)
Sporting Cristal (PER)
Godoy Cruz (ARG)
University of Concepción (CHI)
The league in Quito (ECU)
Cerro Porteno (PAR)
G1 (winner of C1 vs C8)
San Lorenzo (ARG)
G2 (winner C2 vs C7)
Boca Juniors (ARG)
Atlético Paranaense (BRA)
Jorge Wilstermann (BOL)
Sport Tolima (COL)
Catholic University (CHI)
Rosario Central (ARG)
G3 (winner C3 vs C6)