Chelsea won the 2013 Europa League Final, hosted at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, by beating SL Benfica 2-1. The match was remarkable for the fact that the score was 1-1 with just seconds left, only for the Blues to score a late winner through Branislav Ivanovic.


Chelsea's 2012-13 European campaign had been an eventful one, with the Blues being relegated from the Champions League group stage to the Last 32 of the Europa League. This campaign also saw a change in manager, with Roberto Di Matteo being sacked after a 3-0 loss to Juventus, with Rafael Benitez being brought in for the rest of the 2012-13 season.

The Blue's Europa League campaign started with a 1-0 win against Sparta Prague. They went through to the Last 16 with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge a week later. The draw for the Last 16 paired Chelsea with Steaua Bucharest. The Blues travelled to Romania for the first leg and surprisingly ended up on the losing side. However, a week later, the Blues ran out 3-2 aggregate winners. In the quarter-finals, Chelsea were drawn with Rubin Kazan and ran out 3-1 winners in the first leg, with Fernando Torres grabbing a brace. In the second leg however, the Blues lost a Europa League game for just the second time of the season. Despite this, Chelsea went through with an aggregate score of 5-4. The Blues had a relatively easy time in the Semi-finals winning the first leg in Switzerland 2-1 and the second leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, sending Chelsea into the Europa League final for the first time in the clubs history.


15 May 2013 Chelsea 2-1 Benfica Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Torres (60)
Ivanovic (90)
Cardozo (68)


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Chelsea F.C. finals
FA Cup: 19151967197019941997200020022007200920102012

League Cup: 1965197219982005200720082015

European Cup: 20082012

Europa League: 2013

European Cup Winners Cup: 19711998

UEFA Super Cup: 199820122013

Charity/Community Shield: 1955197019972000200520062007200920102012