Last Update 23:0
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Betis defeat ensures Champions League qualification for Valencia

Reuters , Saturday 5 May 2018
Real Betis
Atletico Madrid's Uruguyan defender Jose Gimenez (C) vies with Real Betis' Algerian defender Aissa Mandi (R) during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Betis at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2018. (AFP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1344
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1344

Valencia's place in next season’s Champions League was confirmed when fifth-placed Real Betis were defeated 2-0 by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Saturday.

Valencia, who have not played in Europe’s premier club competition since 2015, are now assured of a top-four finish and will qualify for the group-stage draw along with champions Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

Valencia were playing at coach Marcelino’s former club Villarreal later on Saturday.

Second-half strikes from Iker Muniain and Artiz Aduriz helped Athletic to move up to 13th on 43 points, while Betis remain in fifth with 59, eight behind Valencia and having played a game more.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.