Soccer / Europa League / Ivanovic Wins It in Injury Time for England's Chelsea

Chelsea becomes first English club to win all three of UEFA's major trophies.

AMSTERDAM - A stoppage-time goal from Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea become the first English club to win all three of UEFA's major trophies as it beat Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

The Serbian defender sent the London fans wild when he climbed high at the far post and sent a header back across goalkeeper Artur into the corner of the net following a corner from Juan Mata.


Fernando Torres had put Chelsea in front with a breathtaking solo goal in the 59th minute before Oscar Cardozo equalized with a penalty nine minutes later.

It was the second time in five days that Benfica lost a finale in stoppage time, having lost 2-1 to Porto on Saturday in the Portugal final.

The dramatic victory meant Chelsea emulated Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich and Juventus in becoming the only clubs to win the European Cup, Europa League and the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup.