Juan Sebastian Veron played a key role as Estudiantes de La Plata advanced to the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores after a comfortable 3-1 aggregate victory over Libertad of Paraguay.

With Boca Juniors' 2-2 draw against Defensor Sporting in Montevideo on Thursday night, the Argentine giants are the favourites to progress to the next phase of the competition when the teams meet in Buenos Aires next week.

If Boca manage to qualify they will set up an all-Argentine showdown with Estudiantes. But Veron, who played for Boca earlier in his career, said that a clash with the six-time Copa Libertadores champions will be treated like any other match.

"If we have to play against Boca, it would be just another match. Nothing special," said Veron, when asked about the possibility of the two teams clashing by Ole.

Meanwhile, Estudiantes boss Alejandro Sabella stated "I know which team I would prefer to play against, but I won't say who."

Estudiantes and Boca share a very fierce rivalry, particularly after Estudiantes beat Boca in a playoff to decide the Argentine Apertura Championship in 2006.

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