Benfica vs Chelsea Report
Amsterdam Arena | 15 May 2013 | Europa League Final| Full Time: 1-2
Branislav Ivanovic, the Serbian player of the year scored one of the most important goals in Chelsea’s history as his precise stoppage time header from a Juan Mata free kick earned the only trophy of the season for the Blues.
A heartbreak for the Portuguese side, Benfica looked the better of the two sides but Chelsea just edged them out through two superbly taken goals.
Fernando Torres scored the first goal of the match, 15 minutes into the second half, Torres received a fantastic ball from Mata and then battled past Luisao and goalie Moraes to score a very good looking goal.
Oscar Cardozo got Benfica back on level terms 8 minutes later, through a rocketed penalty after Azpilicueta was seen stupidly handling the ball.
The match was never one sided but Benfica at most of the time were brilliant in their formation and attack and showed superior silky skills than their English counterparts.
Benfica vs Chelsea Highlights
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