NEW YORK (AP) After the final whistle of his 50th and final game with Chelsea, Rafa Benitez walked toward the visitors' dugout at Yankee Stadium, raised his left hand in a small acknowledgement to someone in the crowd and disappeared into the tunnel.
"A lot of fans, they were supporting in the end," he said. "Some of them, maybe we couldn't change their minds. But we did our job."
Far away from the jeering supporters at London's Stamford Bridge, Benitez completed his brief but productive stint as manager with a 5-3 loss to Manchester City in a season-ending friendly Saturday night.