Europa League news
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 ...