Ecuador has 4 teams in the last 16 of the Copa Sudamericana for the first time.
The draw could have been kinder but with the big guns joining the competition it was to be expected.
Liga de Loja are entered unchartered territory in their first international foray and have been rewarded with a glamour tie with Brazilian giants Sa0 Paulo. Similarly Barcelona will have to overcome Gremio of Brazil.
Deportivo Quito will have to overcome Tigre of Argentina while Emelec will have to beat last year’s winners, Universidad de Chile to progress.