Europa League Final: SL Benfica – FC Chelsea 15-05-2013
Game: SL Benfica – FC Chelsea 1-2 (0-0 HT)
Competition: Uefa Europa League
Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Ticket Price: €70
Programme (+ price): €7
Left Hoegaarden very early in the morning for Amsterdam. Arrived at 9am so we had an entire day to taste the atmosphere from the Europa League final.
Visited the beautiful city center and a few pubs before making it back to the ground to see all the activities around the stadium. I was surprised by all the possible activities as this was my first European final.
I loved the way the Amsterdam ArenA was decorated on the outside, as I also never saw this before. I had already visited this ground last season because of Ajax – PSV but I had absolutely no problem revisiting it for a European Final.
The game was not the best I’ve ever seen with Benfica having the better chances and Chelsea scoring their few chances to take the Europa League cup to London.