2013 Europa League final statistics

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0 – Chelsea did not make a single substitution in the final. The Blues had made at least 1 substitution in each of their eight games en route to the final.

1 – Chelsea are the first team to have won the Europa League after winning the Champions League the previous season.

2 – Rafa Benítez becomes only the fourth coach to win the Europa League on more than one occasion. The interim Chelsea manager previously won the tournament with Valencia in 2004. Giovanni Trapattoni (1977, 1991 & 1993) is the only coach to have the Europa League on three occasions whilst both Luis Molowny (1985 & 1986) and Juande Ramos (2006 & 2007) won it in successive seasons.

4 – Chelsea are the fourth team to have won the European treble – Champions League/European Cup, Europa League/UEFA Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup.

7 – English sides have now lifted the Europa League on seven different occasions, equal second with Spain overall. Italian sides have been the most successful with 9 wins. Chelsea are the first English side to lift the trophy since Liverpool back in 2001.

7 – Benfica have lost their last 7 European cup finals.

8 – Lazio striker Libor Kozák finished as the 2012-13 season top scorer. The Czech Republic international netted 8 goals before his side were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Fenerbahce.

16 – Atlético Madrid set a new Europa League record this season by winning 16 consecutive games, carried over from last season when they won the trophy. The run was ended with a 2-0 loss at Académica in matchday 4.

58 – 58 different teams have won European trophies since Benfica last won a major European trophy.

9,800 – Each team were offered 9,800 tickets for their sets of supporters for the final, despite the Amsterdam Arena having a capacity of 53,000.