Chelsea were fortuitous winners in truth, outplayed throughout but able to find crucial goals when it mattered.
“This team deserved this, because we have had a very difficult season and a lot of games,” Ivanovic told ITV.
“In the end, today was a very hard game and Benfica played very well. But we scored from set pieces and work very hard preparing that part of our game. We deserve that trophy.
“It was a great feeling to play a final, another European final for us as a team and a great win for us. Now it is time to celebrate.”
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