Wednesday, May 15, 2013


The goals. Chelsea vs Benfica

The UEFA Cup final is over and Chelsea have won it. Benfica was playing so nicely with good passes but lacked perfect finishing tactics. Nemanja  Matic and Cardozo Oscar matched very well assisted by the good services of Rodrigo the spanniard. In the first half Benfica played with the ball many times as compared to their opponents from London. The deadlock came from Fernando Torres only 14 minutes from half time. Torres goal reminds me a goal he scored against Germany in UEFA Euro 2008. He passed through the last defender, only to find the goalkeeper before dashing once and keep the ball in the net.

Chesea players celebrating after 
scoring a goal. (photo

In the 67th minute Benfica had the penalt which was caused  by Cesar Azpilicueta. Cardozo took it and converted it into the equalizer. The game stayed  1-1 until 92nd minute where Ivanovic heads the ball into the volley to make it 2-1. Lampard sent a second strike in the 88th minute to benfica's goal and it hit the upper part of the goal. The match looked like it could go to extra time before 92nd minute, but Branislav Ivanovic denied for such thing to happen.

The Amsterdam arena which hosted Chelsea and Benfica final match
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After lifting the UEFA champions league last year in Munich, Chelsea has managed to lift the Europa cup. May be this may convince Abrahmovic to stop thinking of finding another manager, while Benitez is already doing very well.

Final whistle has concluded the victory of 2-1 in favour of Chelsea.