Nearshore Americas

South Americans Star in Champions League

Champions League is the biggest tournament in pro soccer, and South Americans will take center stage as competition heats up this week. Desperate teams will be fighting for their lives, so expect to see locals throughout the region glued to a TV screen today and tomorrow afternoon as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and Brazil’s Neymar Jr. lead Barcelona, which are without an injured Lionel Messi. A star-studded Arsenal/Bayern Munich showdown today also pits Chileans Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal against one another, while tomorrow’s Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain game features a slew of Latin American talent — even with Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez sidelined due to injury. Brazilians Marcelo, Danilo, Thiago Silva, and David Luiz will all take the pitch in addition to Angel Di Maria of Argentina, Edison Cavani of Uruguay and Keylor Navas of Costa Rica.

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Jared Wade

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