Champions League: Real Betis qualifies

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Ricardo Oliveira scored two goals on Tuesday, helping Real Betis qualify for the group stage of the Champions League for the first time.

Champions League: Real Betis qualifies
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Monte Carlo, Monaco:

Ricardo Oliveira scored two goals on Tuesday, helping Real Betis qualify for the group stage of the Champions League for the first time. Real Betis beat Monaco 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw. Oliveira scored the first goal with a header in the 17th minute, but Gerard Lopez equalized for Monaco in the 33rd. The Spanish midfielder's shot from outside the box went through the legs of a defender before beating Monaco goalkeeper Antonio Doblas. Substitute Toifilou Maoulida gave Monaco the lead with a header on his first touch in the 63rd, but Oliveira leveled the score again in the 76th on the counter-attack. Monaco will play this season's UEFA Cup. The draw for the group stage of the Champions League is on Thursday. (AP)

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