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Chelsea beat Benfica 2-1, Torres strikes Usain Bolt-style pose

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2013 | 4:52 PM


Branislav Ivanovic scored with an injury time header today to give Chelsea a 2-1 win over Benfica in the Europa League final.

The goal secures the club's second European title in as many seasons after winning last year's Champions League.

The Serbian defender rose at the far post to send a looping header over Benfica goalkeeper Artur from a Juan Mata corner to seal the match in the 93rd minute.

A Fernando Torres solo effort gave Chelsea the lead on the hour mark and Oscar Cardozo leveled from the penalty spot eight minutes later — setting the stage for Ivanovic's last-gasp decider.

Torres, who has struggled to find the net consistently for Chelsea since his 2011 transfer from Liverpool, ignited the long-simmering match just in the 60th minute.

The Spaniard collected the ball just inside Benfica's half, used his strength to turn and wrestle past Ezequiel Garay and then beat captain Luisao before rounding Artur and calmly slotting in the net from a tight angle.

He sprinted to the corner and struck a Usain Bolt-style pose in front of the Chelsea fans.


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