Di Matteo celebrates historic Chelsea win

Roberto Di Matteo described Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Napoli as one of the club’s greatest victories.

The Blues overturned a 3-1 first-leg deficit at Stamford Bridge, where Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time winner took them into the quarter-finals. 

Ivanovic fired in Chelsea's winner.
Ivanovic fired in Chelsea's winner.

It was Chelsea’s third win in as many matches under interim boss Di Matteo, who paid tribute to his players.

He declared: “I’ve had some great nights, I have to say. But that one will probably go down in this club’s history – to have come back from a two-goal deficit.

“The players showed they care about the club and the supporters. Some of the players couldn’t even run at the end because they had cramp, but they just kept fighting.

“For the club, it meant a lot to still be able to play in the Champions League. Everybody was delighted.”

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