Rafael Benitez hopes Chelsea harness Basel momentum

Although his side are well-placed to reach the final, Benitez says Chelsea must learn from the misfortunes that befell Tottenham Hotspur.

updated: April 26, 2013 13:14 IST
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Basel, Switzerland: Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has challenged his side to channel the will to win they showed in roaring back to snatch a 2-1 win at FC Basel in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.

Chelsea needed a 94th-minute free-kick from David Luiz to prevail at St Jakob-Park on Thursday, having seen Victor Moses' 12th-minute opener cancelled out by a controversial Fabian Schar penalty three minutes from time.

Benitez said he had been "surprised" by referee Pavel Kralovec's decision to award a penalty for a challenge on Valentin Stocker by Cesar Azpilicueta, and said his side's late response had been fuelled by a sense of injustice.

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