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Benitez applauds Chelsea spirit

May 3, 2013
By ESPN staff
Rafa Benitez spoke of his pride for Chelsea's players and staff after the club reached the final of the Europa League with a 5-2 aggregate win against Basel.

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The Blues will face Benfica in Amsterdam on May 15 following a resounding 3-1 victory against the Swiss side. Benitez, who has endured a rough ride from Chelsea fans, insists the morale within the team has been important in order for them to stand a chance of winning a trophy.
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