Betis will play the Europa League


With their victory in Balaídos against Celta by 2-3, the Verdiblancos confirm their sixth league place and access to the second continental tournament

ANDl Betis met during his visit to Abanca Balaídos de Vigo and with his 2-3 victory against Celtic certifies its classification for the next edition of the UEFA Europa League. The Verdiblancos, with goals from Borja Iglesias, from a penalty, Fekir Y Victor Ruiz, coming back from 2-0, he has taken all three points to seal his sixth position and clinch a place in the second continental tournament.

For the Heliopolitan club, returning to European competitions three seasons later is undoubtedly a very important boost both sporting and above all economic. As sixth ranked of The league, the Betis Accesses directly to the group stage of the second continental competition and ensures a minimum income of around 12 million euros, according to calculations made in the noble floor of the Benito Villamarin.

In addition, his good situation in the league table, as sixth place, will allow him to significantly increase his part of the distribution due to the centralized sale of television rights. Some amounts that will surely help him to resolve the complex economic situation that he has gone through this season, in which he could not even invest in signings and only hired four players who arrived with the freedom letter.

It will be the eleventh time that Betis compete in Europe (twelfth if we include the Fairs Cup of the sixties that the UEFA does not count) and the third that disputes the Europa League, after participating in the 2013-14 and 2018-19 seasons. Previously, he played five editions of the UEFA Cup, a tournament that was replaced a few years ago by this Europa League.

In order to Manuel Pellegrini, coach of the Verdiblanco team, this qualification to play the second continental tournament will mean maintaining his full access to European competitions as long as he has managed a team of The league since the beginning of the season. Nine seasons at the helm of Villarreal, Real Madrid, Málaga and Betis, nine European classifications. The Chilean is the key to Verdiblanco’s success this season.

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