April 4, 2012

Chelsea beat Benfica 2-1, set up Barca semi-final (3 PICS)

According to David Luiz won over  Benfica  will prove itself does not flop andcontinue to aim to provide further proof that he did not flop £ 20million.

Chelsea beat Benfica 2-1 in their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory and set up an eagerly anticipated semi-final with holders Barcelona later this month.

Chelsea doubled their aggregate advantage when Frank Lampard scored a 21st-minute penalty and their grip on the game tightened five minutes before halftime when Benfica skipper Maxi Pereira was sent off for a second yellow card after a lunge.

Javi Garcia headed in from close range on 85 minutes to prompt a nervous finale for the Londoners before Raul Meireles struck in stoppage time.

Roberto Di Matteo's team have now reached the semi-final for the sixth time in the last nine seasons.

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