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ten end-of-season games saw Lorenzo Serra Ferrer's team promoted in 1994. Then, with Alfonso Pérez, Finidi George and Robert Jarni in the team, Betis were runners-up to FC Barcelona in both the league and cup in 1997, losing the latter only after extra time. This was then followed by the team's best performance in Europe when they reached the quarter-final of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup before losing 5-2 on aggregate to Chelsea FC. Soon, however, another slump set in - despite the world-record signing of Denilson in 1998. Eventually, the instability told and Betis were demoted for a ninth time in 2000. Typically, their exile was short-lived and they bounced straight back and immediately finished sixth in the Primera División in 2002 with a talented young side. Lorenzo Serra Ferrer returned to be the coach during season 2004/05 leading Betis to achieve the club's finest hour in its history: finishing fourth in the league (and therefore winning the ticket to participate in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League for the first time) and claiming their second Copa del Rey, with a victory over Atlético Osasuna on June 11, 2005.

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