Chelsea vs Benfica Europa League Final 2013
DATE AND TIME: 15th May 2013 - 7;45 PM BST
VENUE: Amsterdam Arena, Holland
In the Europa League final we have Chelsea taking on Portuguese side FC benfica in a huge match which will take place on 15th May 2013 at Amsterdamn Arena. Both the teams are playing very important matches in their respective leagues on weekends as Chelsea are playing one of their most important games of the season against Aston Villa in the League where all three points are important if Chelsea want to be part of Champions League next season while FC Benfica are involved in the Portuguese version of El Classico as FC Porto vs Benfica takes place in the big league match.
Chelsea 2 + 1 Benfica Highlights
Match Results and Goal Scorers
60' [0 - 1] F. Torres
68' [1 - 1] O. Cardozo penalty
90' [1 - 2] B. Ivanovi
No matter what the results are in their league games they would love to win the Europa League which is after all a European Competition and Benfica has a good history in this event while Chelsea who are Champions League winners can become the 2nd team after Porto to win two back to back European Competitions. Chelsea Won the Champions league last year by beating FC bayern Munich in the final and now they have a massive chance of claiming another European title in few days time and they wont let it go easily.
Chelsea will be looking to start the match on top of their form, and they do have some quality players upfront who can do the damage but it depends what kind of team Rafael bentiz pick, he likes to tinker around the with his teams, somtimes it comes off and sometime it goes horribly wrong, Chelsea are tipped to get Jose Mourinho as new manager at the start of next season while Rafael Benitez will be looking to end his interim job with some silverware and most probably they will do it.
Chelsea will go into the match slightly favorites and the kind of players they have they should be able to do the Job for English side, Premier League sides have suffered in Europe this season and this very important for the league status that Chelsea win the title against Benfica. It is rumored that Chelsea might field the team without Lampard and Terry the power house from English side, while Fernando Torres is tipped to start while Hazard, Oscar and Mata will play just behind him and David Luiz and Job Obi Mikael in the deep role in midfield.