Europa League: Benfica 3, Newcastle 1

Benfica overwhelms Newcastle

April 4, 2013
By Press Association
Newcastle is facing an uphill task to make the Europa League semifinals after Benfica came from behind to emerge with a two-goal advantage from Thursday evening's 3-1 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, Benfica leveled through former Bolton forward Rodrigo, who fired in the rebound from a Tim Krul parry.
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