Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 04/04/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Quarter-finals, First leg

Benfica - Newcastle
3-1

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Benfica battle back to leave Newcastle bruised

Published: Thursday 4 April 2013, 23.00CET
Benfica battle back to leave Newcastle bruised 
Benfica-Newcastle reaction ©Getty Images

SL Benfica took a big step towards the UEFA Europa League semi-finals after coming from behind to beat Newcastle United FC 3-1 in a high-intensity tussle.

Looking to banish unhappy memories of their previous quarter-final trip to Lisbon, a 4-1 defeat by Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2004/05, the visitors took an early lead through Papiss Cissé. Rodrigo quickly equalised for the hosts, however, and two goals in the space of six second-half minutes – from substitute Lima and Óscar Cardozo – ultimately handed Jorge Jesus' side a healthy lead to defend on Tyneside next Thursday.

 

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Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Benfica
Newcastle

3

Goals scored

1

10

Attempts on target

2

9

Attempts off target

4

12

Corners

0

0

Offsides

3

8

Fouls committed

15

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Sh. Ameobi (Newcastle) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    83
    Gosling (in) - Simpson (out) (Newcastle)
  • Substitution
    81
    Sh. Ameobi (in) - Marveaux (out) (Newcastle)
  • Substitution
    77
    Maxi Pereira (in) - Óscar Cardozo (out) (Benfica)

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