Europa League: Chelsea 3-1 Basel (agg 5-2) – Blues Ease Into Final After Decent Win At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

2nd, May 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 3-1 FC Basel (aggregate 5-2) – Europa League – 2nd May 2013

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Chelsea made it two European finals in two seasons after comfortably beating Basel on Thursday evening to set up a Europa league finale with Benfica.

The visitors made the second-leg interesting by netting the opening goal of the game at the end of the first-half, courtesy of Mohamed Salah. However, after the break, the Blues strolled to victory, courtesy of goals from Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and an absolute corker from David Luiz. Eden Hazard was another star of the night after putting on a superb show of dribbling skills and clever flicks.

Say what you want about Rafa Benitez (and Chelsea fans have done just that this season), the Spaniard has lead the west Londoners to a European final and kept them well in the hunt for a Champions League spot next season. Not bad going in my book.

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  1. pheebus@hotmail.co.uk' foxycunningham says:

    Chelsea really should win this title, Rafa has done a good job getting them to the final and the fans should be a little more appreciative in my opinion. They were never going to win this season’s Champions League so it was blessing in disguise that they were knocked out when Europa League places were up for grabs, otherwise they could have ended a very long season with no trophies to show for it.

  2. One Man Went to Mow says:

    ‘the Spaniard has lead the west Londoners to a European final and kept them well in the hunt for a Champions League spot next season. Not bad going in my book.’

    Just look at where Chelsea were when he took over, this is the bare minimum Chelsea should have expected from him.

  3. p says:

    can we stop this whole “give rafa some credit” talk? its all you media people say when chelsea comes up, and just saying that so much is giving him too much credit.

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