Blues battle past Benfica

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  • Blue is the colour

    Chelsea fans show their colours ahead of the match.

    Eagles eye glory

    Benfica fans get into the spirit at the Amsterdam ArenA.

    Out of action

    John Terry was not included in the Chelsea squad after failing to recover from an ankle injury.

    Field of dreams

    Captains Luisao and Frank Lampard lead their teams out.

  • Wall stands tall

    Oscar Cardozo sees his free-kick blocked by the Chelsea wall in the first half.

    Jesus walks

    Jorge Jesus leaves the pitch at half-time with Benfica having failed to take advantage of their chances.

    Oscar the grouch

    Oscar Cardozo shows his frustration after seeing his headed goal ruled out for offside.

    Blues' breakthrough

    Fernando Torres fires Chelsea into the lead.

  • Making his point

    Fernando Torres celebrates after putting Chelsea 1-0 up.

    Benfica get a helping hand

    Rodrigo Lima appeals for a penalty after the ball struck Cesar Azpilicueta's outstretched hand.

    Oscar success

    Oscar Cardozo fires home the equaliser from the penalty spot.

    Torres put on the spot

    Luisao complains to Fernando Torres after the Spain striker went down in the area.

  • Ivan the great

    Branislav Ivanovic heads home in injury time to put Chelsea 2-1 up.

    All Bran

    Chelsea mob Branislav Ivanovic after his late winner.

    Fallen Eagles

    Nemanja Matic consoles Oscar Cardozo at the final whistle.

    Champions of Europa

    Chelsea celebrate their Europa League triumph, a year after their Champions League success.