Spain sets Champions League record

Spain have become the first country to have five clubs in the main draw of the UEFA Champions League after Valencia qualified via the play-offs.

Valencia suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League play-off on Tuesday, but Alvaro Negredo's goal was enough to see them progress 4-3 on aggregate.

Los Che join Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, who qualified after finishing in the top three of the 2014/15 La Liga campaign, and Sevilla, who are in the draw as reward for winning last season's Europa League.

This is the first season in which the winner of the Europa League has been handed a spot in the continent's premier club competition and as a result is the first time that a country could have five teams in the Champions League group stages.

Spanish teams have won four of the last seven Champions League titles, with Barcelona the defending champions.

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