Velez Sarsfield versus River Plate

These two heavyweights are in the latest round of South America's top knockout event.

These are affiliate links. Any sales we make may earn us a commission.Wednesday is Round 16 of Copa Libertadores. Velez Sarsfield plays River Plate.

This Argentine derby is contested over two legs for a quarterfinal spot.
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The hosts have only won one of their past four games, but an Argentine derby will have them fired up.
Velez could need a good result in this opening leg before a trip.

River have scored seven goals in their last two games and expect to extend that run today.
Velez will be a tougher challenge, so they'll need to stay sharp to gain ground.