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Pardew realistic about Europa chances

April 4, 2013
By Kevin Palmer

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes his side can still dare to dream of claiming a Europa League semi-final spot but admits the odds are now stacked against them after their 3-1 quarter-final first-leg defeat against Benfica.

An early Papiss Cisse goal in Lisbon looked set to put Pardew's men in pole position to continue their lengthy European adventure, but a powerful fightback from Jorge Jesus' side leaves the Premier League strugglers facing what their manager feels ...

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