Benfica Vs Newcastle United Highlights: Benfica and Newcastle United battled each other in the 1rst leg of the quarter-finals of the Europa League with completely different backgrounds. Newcastle United is staying alive in the EPL with only 3 points above the relegation spots meanwhile Benfica is the leader of the Portuguese League.
At the 13th minute of the match a rather surprising goal arrived as Sissoko received a great pass from the right wing and he delivered it over to Cisse who scored the opener. Benfica’s Rodrigo scored the equalizer in the 25th minute following a rebound from Tim Krul as he blocked a shot from Cardozo but also allowing Rodrigo to tie the game 1-1.
The 2nd half arrived with each side having scored once but Newcastle was just not able to find another goal after Cisse launched an effort that smashed the post. From there on out Benfica started controlling the game and this was evidenced by their 2nd goal.
A mistake from Santon allowed Lima on putting his team ahead for the 1rst time in the entire encounter. Benfica extended their lead to 3 goals some few minutes later as Cardozo converted a penalty set-piece turning the final score into a convincing 3-1 for the hosts.
This result gives Benfica a huge advantage and is almost set to go into the semifinals of the Europa League although anything can happen in their 2nd leg match in St. James Park.