By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Botafogo thrashed Ecuadorian club Deportivo Quito 4-0 at the Maracanã Stadium last night to qualify for the group stages of the Copa Libertadores for the first time in eighteen years. After losing the first leg of the tie 1-0, the result gave the Glorioso a 4-1 aggregate win, safely securing their passage.

Wallyson scored a hat-trick and substitute Henrique netted an injury-time goal to underline . . .

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