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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 [...]
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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 gave his press conference this afternoon for the vital Fulham game at home tomorrow, and as expected he gave an injury update – but it was hardly good news the Newcastle manager delivered. Alan Pardew – at the news conference No players will be back for the Premier League game tomorrow afternoon so [...]
Newcastle have lost four of their last seven games in all competitions, and three of the last four in the Premier League – so we must start putting some wins together if we are to survive in the Premier League. Alan Pardew – in Lisbon on Thursday There are only seven games to go and [...]
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 [...]
Newcastle will play a crucial league game tomorrow against Fulham at St. James’ Park, and most Newcastle fans will be expecting a win in the game. Alan Pardew at Estádio da Luz on Wednesday Newcastle have lost three games in a row, and two of them have been in the Premier League, so the last [...]
Yoan Gouffran has given an interview in the Evening Chronicle today and he is full of praise for manager Alan Pardew, and Yoan says things are a lot different at Newcastle than they are in France. Yoan Gouffran after scoring against Tottenham Newcastle have three important games to play in the next eight days – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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...
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...