Newcastle United Vs Benfica ( Aggregate: 2-4) Highlights: A 1rst leg result of 3-1 gave Benfica a huge advantage against Newcastle United as they played each other in the 2nd and last match that would decide which side will be entering the semifinals of the Europa League alongside Fenerbahce.
The game kicked off with the visiting team having total domination and having only 5 minutes passed by Tim Krul was forced on making 2 crucial interceptions maintaining the scoreboard goal-less at this point.
Newcastle’s defender Massadio Haidara made a vital save at the 28th minute and this was just another piece of evidence that demonstrated just how much Benfica was dominating the pitch.
With the 2nd half commencing it was a miracle the game still had not seen any goals. It was just unfortunate that Benfica could not get the ball into the net of Tim Krul despite all of their efforts.
Papiss Cisse scored the unexpected opening goal of the match for Newcastle at the 71st minute when he received a swift cross from Shola Amaobi and blasted it past Artur.
Benfica found their equalizer in injury time through Eduardo Salvio as he rewarded his team for everything they had been doing in the game and finally scored the goal they deserved. It was more than enough for them to take off Newcastle United from the Europa League and advance themselves.