Result: Chelsea crowned Europa League champions
Result: Chelsea crowned Europa League champions
An injury-time goal from Branislav Ivanovic sees Chelsea beat Benfica 2-1 in Amsterdam to win the Europa League.
Reaction
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic is mobbed by team mates after scoring the late winner against Benfica on May 15, 2013
Young Liverpool fan invades pitch for Chelsea Europa League celebrations
An 11-year-old Liverpool fan gatecrashed Chelsea's celebrations following the Europa League final.
May 17, 14:15
Benfica's Ola John opens the scoring against Celtic on November 20, 2012
Ola John: 'Chelsea were lucky'
Ola John insists that Chelsea were "lucky" to win the Europa League final.
May 16, 11:17
Benfica goalkeeper Artur in action on March 27, 2012
Artur "cannot explain" defeat
Artur is unable to see how Benfica managed to lose against Chelsea in the Europa League final.
May 16, 10:55
Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Benfica on May 15, 2013
Rafael Benitez hails Fernando Torres improvement
Rafael Benitez says that Fernando Torres's hard work is starting to pay off at Chelsea.
May 16, 06:27
Frank Lampard celebrates in front of the Chelsea fans after scoring a penalty and his team's second goal against Arsenal on January 20, 2013
Rafael Benitez pays tribute to Frank Lampard
Rafael Benitez heaps praise on Frank Lampard after Chelsea's Europa League win.
May 16, 06:15
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus on the touchline on March 17, 2013
Jorge Jesus: 'Benfica deserved to win'
Jorge Jesus says that Benfica did not deserve to lose last night's Europa League final against Chelsea.
May 16, 00:15
Frank Lampard celebrates scoring his team's third goal after converting a penalty against Stoke on January 12, 2013
Frank Lampard: 'Branislav Ivanovic deserves this'
Frank Lampard says that Branislav Ivanovic deserves tonight's Europa League success.
May 15, 22:22
Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Benfica on May 15, 2013
Fernando Torres: "It was a very tough game"
Fernando Torres says that this could be the only chance Chelsea will have to win the Europa League.
May 15, 22:06
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez during the match against FC Basel on April 25, 2013
Rafael Benitez proud of Chelsea triumph
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez admits his pride following Thursday's victory over Benfica in the Europa League final.
May 15, 22:05
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic is mobbed by team mates after scoring the late winner against Benfica on May 15, 2013
Branislav Ivanovic: 'Chelsea deserve Europa League glory'
Branislav Ivanovic insists that Chelsea are worthy winners following their Europa League final triumph over Benfica.
May 15, 21:56
The Match
Analysis
Sports Mole casts an eye over Chelsea's Europa League success at the expense of Benfica in Amsterdam.
Match Report
An injury-time goal from Branislav Ivanovic sees Chelsea beat Benfica 2-1 in Amsterdam to win the Europa League.
Live Commentary
Find out how Chelsea won the Europa League title at the expense of Benfica with Sports Mole's text updates.
HT Report
There are no goals in the first half of tonight's Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica in Amsterdam.
Team News
Frank Lampard is named as Chelsea captain for tonight's Europa League final against Benfica in Amsterdam.
Preview
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Europa League final between Benfica and Chelsea in Amsterdam.
Build-up
Nicolas Gaitan
Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan dreams of Europa League glory
Nicolas Gaitan reveals his "dream" to win the Europa League as Benfica play Chelsea in the final tonight.
May 15, 15:45
Wayne Rooney
Luisao eyes Benfica "history"
Benfica centre-back Luisao is determined to win the Europa League tonight and "make history".
May 15, 15:33
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus on the touchline on March 17, 2013
Benfica's Jorge Jesus targets Europa League glory
Jorge Jesus is determined to lead Benfica to Europa League success tonight.
May 15, 15:19
Benfica players celebrate a goal by Oscar Cardozo on February 14, 2013
Alan Smith: 'Chelsea must stop Oscar Cardozo to win Europa League'
Former Arsenal striker pinpoints Oscar Cardozo as Benfica's danger-man in tonight's Europa League final against Chelsea.
May 15, 14:55
Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against West Ham in the Premier League match on March 17, 2013
Frank Lampard: 'We haven't practised penalties'
Frank Lampard admits Chelsea have not practised penalties ahead of their Europa League final against Benfica this evening.
May 15, 13:33
John Terry is congratulated by team mate Oscar after scoring the equaliser against Southampton on March 30, 2013
John Terry will be allowed to lift Europa League
John Terry will be permitted to lift the Europa League trophy if Chelsea are successful this evening, despite missing the game through injury.
May 15, 12:48
Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates a goal v Reading on January 30, 2013
Frank Lampard keen for Chelsea to make history
Frank Lampard says that Chelsea have grown to love the Europa League and are eager to make history in the final on Wednesday night.
May 15, 07:13
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez prior to kick-off against Southampton on March 30, 2013
Rafael Benitez: 'Europa League triumph will win over fans'
Rafael Benitez hopes that winning the Europa League will finally win over the Chelsea supporters.
May 15, 06:36
Chelsea's Juan Mata celebrates scoring the opener in the FA Cup 4th round replay against Brentford on February 17, 2013
Juan Mata: Europa League win would mean "amazing season"
Juan Mata feels that Chelsea will have had an "amazing season" if they win the Europa League tonight.
May 15, 03:50
Chelsea's Eden Hazard slots home his team's fourth goal against Leeds on December 19, 2012
Eden Hazard out of Europa League final
A hamstring injury forces Eden Hazard to miss Chelsea's Europa League final against Benfica.
May 14, 18:22
John Terry celebrates scoring the opener for Chelsea
John Terry, Eden Hazard travel to Amsterdam
Fitness doubts John Terry and Eden Hazard both travel with the Chelsea squad to Amsterdam ahead of their Europa League final against Benfica.
May 14, 12:18
Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring the equalising goal in the Premier League clash with Aston Villa on May 11, 2013
Chelsea's Frank Lampard 'to be given starting spot for Europa League final'
Rafael Benitez reportedly decides to hand Frank Lampard a starting spot in the Chelsea team for their Europa League final against Benfica.
May 14, 10:11
Frank Lampard, John Terry
Frank Lampard "gutted" for John Terry
Frank Lampard says that he feels "gutted" for John Terry after the Chelsea captain admitted that he could miss the Europa League final through injury.
May 14, 07:48
John Terry lies in agony on the ground
John Terry admits Europa League final worry
John Terry says that he could miss Chelsea's Europa League final on Wednesday.
May 14, 07:39
Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel on May 2, 2013
David Luiz desperate to claim silverware
David Luiz insists that Chelsea are desperate to end a run of three defeats in major finals this season in tomorrow night's Europa League decider against Benfica.
May 14, 02:38
Chelsea's Juan Mata celebrates scoring the opener in the FA Cup 4th round replay against Brentford on February 17, 2013
Juan Mata ready for penalty duty
Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata vows to volunteer if tomorrow's Europa League final goes to penalties, despite missing his spot kick in last season's Champions League decider.
May 14, 02:10
Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the equaliser against Sparta Prague on February 21, 2013
John Terry, Eden Hazard doubts for Europa League final
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez may reveal John Terry and Eden Hazard's respective availability for the Europa League final against Benfica.
May 14, 00:27
Chelsea players congratulate Frank Lampard after a penalty against Swansea on April 28, 2013
Bjorn Kuipers appointed Europa League final referee
Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers will officiate the Europa League final between Benfica and Chelsea on Wednesday.
May 13, 16:50
Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against West Ham in the Premier League match on March 17, 2013
Rafael Benitez: 'Frank Lampard not guaranteed Europa League final place'
Rafael Benitez refuses to confirm whether Frank Lampard will start for Chelsea in the Europa League final against Benfica on Wednesday.
May 12, 20:56
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring his team's second goal on December 19, 2012
Branislav Ivanovic hopes for happy ending to the season
Branislav Ivanovic hopes that Chelsea can finish the season on a high and win the Europa League on Wednesday evening.
May 12, 18:37
Pablo Aimar
Pablo Aimar: 'Chelsea are weak'
Benifca playmaker Pablo Aimar claims the current Chelsea is the "weakest" in a decade at the club, ahead of the Europa League final on Wednesday.
May 12, 06:46
Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel on May 2, 2013
David Luiz determined to beat former club Benfica
Chelsea defender David Luiz insists that he is only focused on winning and feels that there will be no sentiment in his side's clash with Benfica in the Europa League final.
May 12, 02:33



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