Rafael Benítez

By IndepthAfrica
In Europe Soccer
Mar 14th, 2013
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Fernando Torres scored only his second goal in 20 games to send Chelsea into the Europa League quarter-finals. Trailing 1-0 from last week’s first leg in Bucharest, Chelsea took the lead on the night through Juan Mata’s close-range finish. But a scrambled effort from Vlad Chiriches before...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 6th, 2013
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The former Wigan man has departed for South Africa along with Jon Obi Mikel after a string of impressive displays which have made him a key part of Rafa Benitez’s team. Back in October, it was Drogba’s successful penalty which sparked a riot in the stands of the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 31st, 2012
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Nigeria football federation have not received any communication from Chelsea regarding the release of players John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses. Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was quoted as saying that he will delay the duo till January 9, when their FA Cup tie against Swansea and Southampton are decided. &...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 28th, 2012
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Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez wants to keep John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses for cup matches in January before releasing them for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Blues start their defence of the FA Cup against Southampton on January 5, and then play Swansea in the Capital One Cup semi-final at home fo...
By benim
In Soccer
Jan 2nd, 2011
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Liverpool kicked off the new year with a hard-fought win over Bolton Wanderers. A 90th minute goal by substitute Joe ColeJoe Cole gave the Reds a 2-1 win after Kevin DaviesKevin Davies had put Bolton ahead late in the first half. Fernando TorresFernando Torres equalized four minutes into the second h...
By benim
In Soccer
Dec 19th, 2010
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Rafael Benítez issued what amounted to an ultimatum after Internazionale’s 3-0 win over African champions TP Mazembe in the final of the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, telling his bosses to strengthen the squad if they wanted to keep him as coach. “There are three possibilities,” said...