Botafogo begin Copa campaign against Argentine champions
Botafogo will have the honor of kicking off the 2014 Copa Libertadores at the Maracana against current Argentine champions San Lorenzo, the Brazilians to return to South America's continental tournament for the first time in 17 years.
With the departure of Clarence Seedorf to AC Milan, the Rio de Janeiro club may be lacking in experience but will be expecting to claim the spoils in the opening Group 2 match, with future round robin Opponents coming in the shape of Independiente del Valle (Ecuador ) and Union Espanola (Chile).
Botafogodefender Bolivar told lancenet.com : "It is a very dangerous team (San Lorenzo) is the team deserves respect It que, but botafogo has to Impose its rhythm.."
"They are the best team in Argentina at the moment."