A Brazilian side is sure to play in the next Copa Libertadores final after Grêmio advanced to the quarter-finals on Thursday night and joined Palmeiras, Flamengo and Internacional on the same side of the bracket. The other finalist could come from a likely semi-final clash between local arch-rivals River Plate and Boca Juniorsm however.
All quarter-final matches will be played in the last two weeks of August.
Grêmio beat Paraguay's Libertad 3-0 away and won its Round-of-16 two-game series 5-0 in the aggregate result. The Porto Alegre club of Brazil winger Everton will face Palmeiras, which will be able to field former Chelsea midfielder Ramires for the first time in the South American tournament.
Palmeiras advanced by trashing Argentina's Godoy Cruz 6-2 in the aggregate result after a 4-0 win at home on Tuesday. The São Paulo-based club will play the second leg against Grêmio at home.