Matches against Real Betis
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|Nickname|| Béticos del Universo|
|Ground|| Benito Villamarín Stadium,|
Real Betis Balompié S.A.D., often referred to simply as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club based in Seville. Founded in 1907, Real Betis won the league for the only time in 1935. Other success includes two Spanish Cup wins in 1977 and 2005. The name is derived from Baetis, the Roman name for the Guadalquivir river. Betis initially attracted support from the working classes although a large number of aristocrats, including the King of Spain also supported the team. Real was added in 1914 after the club received patronage from King Alfonso XIII. Some fans argue the Betis is the true Real as it was the first to receive royal patronage.
Chelsea first met Real Betis in the 1997-98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup third round. Chelsea made an excellent start in Seville, Tore André Flo scoring twice in the opening 12 minutes as Chelsea won 2-1, before a 3-1 home victory saw the Blues through comfortably. The sides also met in the 2005-06 UEFA Champions League group stage. Chelsea won comfortably at home, but lost 1-0 in Seville, ultimately costing the Blues first place in the group.
|1997-98||Thu||19||Mar||1998||ECWC||Real Betis||Home||Won||3-1||(5-2 aggregate)|
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