Flamengo travel to Mexico for opening Copa fixtureFlamengo qualified by winning the Copa do Brasil
Flamengo arrived in Leon For their Copa Libertadores on Thursday mach-but only after a mammoth journey which saw the squad experience two airport stop-overs at Sao Paulo and Mexico City.
Infact, so late was the Flamengo arrival that the team had an impromptu training session inside the hotel in which they are staying. The conference hall inside their accommodation was emptied and the players went through running drills.
The Rio de Janeiro club will be desperate to claim at least a point from their visit to Mexico in the opening fixture-Group 7. They also face Bolivia's Bolivar amd Emelec of Ecuador in the round robin stage.