Thanks to the team from SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk ( Anthony Wright , Nicholas Rosano , Brian Maxwell , James Walker-Roberts and FOX Soccer's own Rupert Fryer ) we know which of the tournament's 32 remaining clubs can be expected to be around after the group stage of the 2012 Copa Libertadores. The competition starts in earnest on Tuesday. Here are their Group 5 and 6 snapshots:

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GROUP 5 Full group 5 snapshot (SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk) Like Group 2, Group 5 appears to have a clear favorite and three dangerous sides fighting for the second knockout stage spot. Like Group 2, the favorite can't afford to take its status fror granted.

Vasco de Gama Country: Brazil

Best Finish(es): Winners in 1998

Key Player: Juninho Pernambucano

Expectations: Win the group and compete for the title

FOX Soccer prediction: Group winner

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: The return of Juninho from Lyon was a huge lift for the club. He will be vital to his team's chances and will be tasked with creating chances for veteran Ecuadorian striker Carlos Tenorio, who arrives from the Middle East. Vasco had one of the best defensive records in Brazil last year and in Dede they boast the finest central defender in Brazil.

Libertad Country: Paraguay

Best Finish(es): Semifinalists in 1977, 2006

Key Player: Victor Caceres

Expectations: Make it out of group

FOX Soccer prediction: Second place

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: Bolstered by new arrivals Marcos Melgarejo and Paraguay internationals Nestor Camacho and Jonathan Santana, who will make up an impressive midfield alongside the likes of Victor Caceres, Libertad also have some dynamic firepower up front in the likes of Pablo Velazquez and Rodolfo Gamarra – both of whom were on the scoresheet against Nacional – and a potential star-in-the-making in teenage striker Maurito Caballero.

Nacional Country: Uruguay

Best Finish(es): Winners in 1971, 1980, 1988

Key Player: Alvaro Recoba

Expectations: Make it out of group

FOX Soccer prediction: Third place

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: Former River Plate (and DC United) playmaker Marcelo Gallardo must think this coaching lark is a walk in the park. Appointed to his first ever coaching position in June of last year at just 35 years of age, he went on to win the championship at the first time of asking. Nacional go into the tournament on a roll, and Gallardo has stated he hopes their momentum will help carry them through the group stage.

Alianza Lima Country: Peru

Best Finish(es): Semifinalists in 1976 and 1978

Key Player: Johnnier Montano

Expectations: Compete for a spot in the next round

FOX Soccer prediction: Fourth place

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: The Peruvians have appeared in 22 previous editions of the tournament, including eight times since 2000. The 22-time Peruvian champions will be eager to make amends for last year's early elimination but have been handed a tough group. Alianza are also in severe financial difficulties, which resulted in Luis Trujillo leaving the club after not receiving his wages for three months.

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GROUP 6 Full group 6 snapshot (SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk) Unlike some other giants in the competition, Corinthians don't have another favorite in their group, which isn't to say Group 6 will necessarily lack drama, especially if one of the tournament's Mexican sides decides to prioritize their league campaign.

Corinthians Country: Brazil

Best Finish(es): Semifinals in 2000

Key Player: Liedson

Expectations: Win

FOX Soccer prediction: Group winner

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: In 2011, Corinthians became the first Brazilian team to exit the 52-year-old competition in the preliminary rounds. Annoyingly for Corinthians, they remain the last of Sao Paulo's big four (alongside Santos, Sao Paulo and Palmeiras) to have never lifted the famous trophy. This competition remains an obsession and will once again be the season's top priority.

Cruz Azul Country: Mexico

Best Finish(es): Runners-up in 2001

Key Player: Gerardo Torrado

Expectations: Get out of group and then see what happens

FOX Soccer prediction: Second place

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: Despite recording just a single win from this season's opening four league games, coach Enrique Meza will be confident of reaching at least the first knockout stage. Home advantage will be key. The 35,000-capacity Estadio Azul sits at an uncomfortable 2,250 metres above sea level. Cruz Azul have a strong spine of Mexico internationals including goalkeeper Jose Corona, Nestor Araujo, Javier Aquino, Israel Castro and experienced captain Gerardo Torrado.

Nacional Country: Paraguay

Best Finish(es): First round

Key Player: Ricardo Mazzacotte

Expectations: To be plucky

FOX Soccer prediction: Third place

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: New coach Javier Torrente inherits a group of fiercely competitive players. Their progress in recent years has been based on an industrious work ethic, and a fine balance has been struck between youth and experience. The loss of midfielder Marcos Melgarejo to Libertad was a blow, but one softened by the return of tough-tackling veteran defender Denis Caniza, who joins the club for a second spell. Caniza will play alongside his promising young central defensive partner Ricardo Mazzacotte.

Deportivo Tachira Country: Venezuela

Best Finish(es): Quarterfinals in 2004

Key Player: Sergio Herrera

Expectations: Play spoiler and stay in contention for second

FOX Soccer prediction: Fourth place

Via SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk: If Tachira are to have a chance of making the last 16, forwards Julio Gutierrez and Sergio 'Barranca' Herrera will have to make sure they're in top form. However, Venezuela's rapid development at international level, coupled with Deportivo's recent history, means no team will take their participation lightly.

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