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Chelsea win Europa League

Man of the match Branislav Ivanovic's late goal ensured a dramatic 2-1 win over Benfica in the final of the Europa League last night. Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has ensured that this will not be a season without a trophy thanks to the epic victory.

Benfica took the lead through an Oscar Cardozo penalty before Fernando Torres equalised and then Branislav Ivanovic would score the winner late on.

“It’s been an amazing time for all of us involved," said captain Lampard.

"Talk about ups and downs in the last two years! But this is a big up. We’re a group, a team, and it was tight tonight after the long season we’ve had.

"The club deserve it. I really, really hope to be around next year.

"With a game tonight and coming up we haven’t sat down and signed anything, but I really hope so and things are looking good. The club have been brilliant.”