2011 Libertadores opponents revealedBy: Matthew Burgess | November 25th, 2010
Vitorio Piffero was present for the draw for the 2011 Copa Libertadores, which was confirmed today in Asunción, Paraguay. Inter are set for some long journeys in their bid to defend their 2010 title, in what appears on paper, to be a relatively straight forward group.
Trips to both Bolivia and Ecuador await the Colorado, whilst a play off between Jaguares of Mexico and an unconfirmed Peruvian team will decide Inter’s final opponents in Group 6 of the competition.
A brief look at their opponents:
Jorge Wilstermann, BOL
Winners of the Bolivian Apertura championship, the Cochabamba based club should not cause Inter too many difficulties.
Ecuadorian powerhouses Emelec and LDU Quito have both qualified for the national final where the runner’s up will be awarded a place in Group 6.
Jaguares – MEX
Inter will be expecting their good record against Mexican opposition to continue when they face Jaguares, who qualify for the Libertadores after their sixth place league finish. Former Grêmio icon Everaldo previously played for the club.
A trip to Peruvian capital is guaranteed for Inter with either Universitario or Alianza Lima to be confirmed as Inter’s final opponents in the group, as the Peruvian league’s third best team.