Copa Libertadores 2017 - Dark Horses?

Discussion in 'Copa Libertadores / Sudamericana' started by SiempreCrema, Jan 7, 2017.

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Dark Horse?

  1. Sporting Cristal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Nacional de Montevideo

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Universitario

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Independiente Del Valle

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Millonarios

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Junior

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  7. Colo-Colo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Olimpia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Universitario de Deportes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Barcelona SC

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  11. Independiente Santa Fe

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  12. DIM

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  13. U. Catolica

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Guarani

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. SiempreCrema

    SiempreCrema Member+

    Feb 4, 2015
    Club:
    Universitario de Deportes
    Country:
    Peru
    So aside from teams in Argentina or Brazil as well as not Atletico Nacional.

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    Nacional de Montevideo are easily the dark horses here. They were good last year and aside from losing Victorino they just improved their squad from last season in my opinion. It will all depend a few matches in though as it usually does in the Libertadores. On paper though I like Nacional de Montevideo.

    Universitario de Deportes, my team has built a very solid squad that can go far as well. Do I think we will win this? I don't. I do think though that its not impossible with the team that was built.
     
  2. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Country:
    Argentina
    I don't think you could ever consider Nacional or Olimpia dark horses... they have too much history in the competition to not be expected to compete.
     
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  3. kromekote

    kromekote Member+

    May 22, 2012
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Agree with @locoxriver, any team that has even made it to the final four several times (let alone win the whole thing!) wouldn't even consider as a dark horse. Liga del Valle was a dark horse last year, you don't think teams will treat them with care? Once Caldas was a dark horse.

    So many to choose from like any of the Vzla and Bolivian clubs and even a small Argentinian club like Tucuman can be deemed 'dark horses'. Any of the top 4 from any of the top football Conmebol nations, regardless of wether they have won CL or not, cannot be deemed dark horses, imo.
     
  4. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I will say el DIM.
     
  5. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    Nacional shouldn't be on this list.

    My vote is, even though not in the list, Atletico Paranaense.
     
  6. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Ft. Myers
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Country:
    Colombia
    Santa Fe for me.
     
  7. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Country:
    Colombia
    Santa Fe for me as well. They won the Sudamericana last year and did well at the Copa Lib last time. Sadly not the same coach.

    Junior and Millos don't have good enough squads to make it far. DIM has a young good coach with a interesting Roster. But for me I think Colombia wise

    Nacional > Santa Fe > DIM >>>>>>>>>> Millos >Junior
     
  8. SiempreCrema

    SiempreCrema Member+

    Feb 4, 2015
    Club:
    Universitario de Deportes
    Country:
    Peru
    "Santa Fe did well in the Lib last time"

    They went out in the groups :whistling:
     
  9. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Country:
    Colombia
    2015 then. Remember them being 1st in their group
     

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