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Benfica are one of those teams that didn’t qualify for the later stages of the Champions League, but did well enough in their group to get into the Europa League knockout rounds, much like Chelsea did, and they are now one of the best teams left in the Europa League. Alan Pardew - done homework [...]
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It seems that the Portuguese press have written off Newcastle’s chances of beating Benfica in the quarter finals of the Europa League, and there’s no doubt that Benfica are the team in form. Alan Pardew at Estádio da Luz – Stadium of Light , But Newcastle manager Alan Pardew does not believe that Newcastle’s task [...]
Alan Pardew has made four changes to the Newcastle starting line-up from that which started in the 4-0 defeat at Manchester City On Saturday, for tonight’s first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Benfica at the Estadio da Luz . James Perch has been brought in at defensive midfield to replace Vurnon Anita, who [...]
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was pleased with the performance of his team tonight in Lisbon, when we were beaten 3-1 by Benfica, but he wasn’t too pleased with the actual result. Rodrigo celebrates after scoring Benfica’s first goal Newcastle got off to a great start in this game when Papiss Cisse scored a great breakaway [...]
It seems like the local Portuguese press have already written off Newcastle having any chance tonight at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon. Alan Pardew So it looks like we already have the opposition exactly where we want them, and manager Alan Pardew is aware that if we start well tonight, then there could be [...]
While Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux and Tim Krul could all be available for the Benfica game, Alan Pardew has said it doesn’t look like Mathieu Debuchy will make the Thursday game or the Fulham game next Sunday. Mathieu Debuchy – will miss Fulham game That’s not good news for Newcastle, and the hamstring [...]
Ryan Taylor who was injured playing against Atromitos back in August, and is on the plane to Lisbon today, but who the rest of the players on the plane are has not yet been released by Alan Pardew. Ryan Taylor – could be back before the end of the season Ryan will not play on [...]
Newcastle are facing an uphill task to make the Europa League semifinals after Benfica came from behind to emerge 3-1 advantage from this evening's quarterfinal first leg in Lisbon.
The Magpies were rewarded for a lively start to the game when Papiss Cisse put them 1-0 up in the 12th minute, and the Senegal striker then hit the post. Almost immediately after Benfica leveled...
For the first time in a long time, the Premier League is ranked second to Spain in European football leagues, and it’s all based on a European Coefficient – and as of early April, Spain’s coefficient is 87.311 compared to the Premier League’s 81,106 with Germany 3rd on 77.328 Alan Pardew – political gaffe The [...]
Benfica v Newcastle: Benfica’s European experience gives them the edge - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSL Benfica v Newcastle United
Quarterfinal, UEFA Europa League
Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday, 4th April, 2013
Referee: Antony Gautier (France)
Benfica v Newcastle
Benfica are on a winning streak of four games since entering the Europa League in the knockout...