Final Europa League: Chelsea 2-Benfica 1: Ivanovic's goal in injury time gives the title to the English

Final Europa League: Chelsea 2-Benfica 1: Ivanovic's goal in injury time gives the title to the English
El Chelsea, Europa League champion by beating Benfica on discount.

Chelsea won the Europa League by defeating Benfica by two goals to one in a match that was decided in injury time thanks to a goal by Serbian Ivanovic. It was better, However, the Portuguese team that was able to score and even without exaggeration scoring in the first half hour of the match. But as they say in these cases, the one who forgives, ends up losing.

And it is that as soon as the second half began the Spanish Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the minute 60 thanks to a great ride that recalled its best version, something missing in recent times. However, Benfica, seven consecutive European finals lost did not come back and thanks to the Paraguayan Óscar Cardozo tied, penalty, at 68.

In the end, in the added time, Ivanovic avoided overtime with a head butt by taking advantage of a corner kick in which there was no other incomprehensibly at the post. ,and gave Chelsea the title. The London Picture, that last year conquered the European League, takes the place of Atlético Madrid, champion in the past year and celebrates a strange coincidence: is the champion of the two main European competitions for the next ten days.

Nevertheless, bad image of those of Benítez, to whom only the champion's luck deprived them of falling. In any case, Congratulations Chelsea.

Europa League honors

All champions:
Europa League:

2013-Chelsea
2012 – Atletico Madrid
2011 – Porto
2010 – Atletico Madrid
UEFA Cup
2009 – Shakhtar Donetsk
2008 – Zenit San Petersburgo
2007 – Sevilla
2006 – Sevilla
2005 – CSKA Moscow
2004 – Valencia
2003 – Porto
2002 – Feyenoord
2001 – Liverpool
2000 – Galatasaray
1999 – Parma
1998 – Inter de Milan
1997 – Schalke 04
1996 – Bayern Munich
1995 – Parma
1994 – Inter de Milan
1993 – Juventus
1992 – Ajax
1991 – Inter de Milan
1990 – Juventus
1989 – Naples
1988 – Bayer Leverkusen
1987 – Gothenburg
1986 – Real Madrid
1985 – Real Madrid
1984 – Tottenham
1983 – Anderlecht
1982 – Gothenburg
1981 – Ipswich Town
1980 – Eintracht Frankfurt
1979 – Borussia Monchengladbach
1978 – PSV Eindhoven
1977 – Juventus
1976 – Liverpool
1975 – Borussia Monchengladbach
1974 – Feyenoord
1973 – Liverpool
1972 – Tottenham

Fairs Cup
1971 – Leeds United
1970 – Arsenal
1969 – Newcastle United
1968 – Leeds United
1967 – Dinamo Zagreb
1966 – Barça
1965 – Ferencvaros
1964 – Zaragoza
1963 – Valencia
1962 – Valencia
1961 – Roma
1958-60 – Barça
1955-58 – Barça

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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