Benfica vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews

Posted on April 4th, 2013 | 6 Comments |

Highlights from this evening’s Europa League game between Benfica and Newcastle United from the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon.

Benfica v Newcastle United full match video.

Alternative highlights.

Post match press conferences

Pardew’s “overjoyed” with the performance but not the result, and thinks anything is possible at SJP if Newcastle put Benfica under pressure at St James’ Park.

Jesus says the tie isn’t over yet.

Also, here’s a transcript of what Alan Pardew had to say in his post match interview stright after the game:

“We’ve done so much right tonight and got ourselves into a great position with Papiss’s goal. The away goal could come into it if we get the first goal at St James’ Park because if we can get that first goal, we are only going to need one more.”

“In terms of the performance and the players, I can’t fault them. We came here to have a go at them and we did that. They caused some problems to us just before half-time for ten to 15 minutes, but other than that we were in control of the game.”

“If it was 2-1, you would think we would have a good chance at home, but it is an uphill chance for us now. We can be proud of the performance, but disappointed with the result. “You have to say they are a quality side,”

“We have to give them respect and on the break they are going to be dangerous at St James’, but we showed signs tonight that if we are ambitious and we can hurt them.”

Thanks Alan.

Score and Goalscorers.

Benfica 1 (Rodrigo 25, Lima 65, Cardozo (pen) 71), Newcastle United 1 (Cisse 12).

Teams and match facts.

Benfica (4-3-3): Artur (G), Andre Almeida, Luisao (C), Ezequiel Garay, Melgarejo, Nicolas Gaitan, Nemanja Matic, Andre Gomes, Rodrigo, Oscar Cardozo (Maxi Pereira 77), Ola John.

Subs: Paulo Lopes (G), Roderick, Maxi Pereira, Enzo Perez, Urreta, Pablo Aimar, Lima.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson (Dan Gosling 83), Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; James Perch (Vurnon Anita 61), Yohan Cabaye (C), Sylvain Marveaux (Shola Ameobi 81) Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson, Vurnon Anita, Dan Gosling, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Adam Campbell.

Yellow cards: James Perch (20), Rodrigo (28), Enzo Perez (73), Shola Ameobi (87).

Red cards: None.

Referee: Antony Gautier (France).

Attendance: 44,133.


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6 Responses

  1. GS says:
    April 5, 2013 at 2:44 am

    “There were 3,800 away fans. After our season, can you believe that?”

    For a Quarter Final piss-up in picturesque 17 degree Lisbon, aye. It’s a bit different from frozen knackas and hardfaced bizzies in Moscow or Kharkiv.

  2. Beat me to it, worky. I’d take a portuguese vaca right about now! (though having to watch that crap last night would take off a bit of shine…)

  3. You into cows then TUNYN, cause thats what “vacas” translate into both Portuguese and Spansh.
    Perhaps yuo have visions of being a Vaquero, (Cowboy)

  4. As far as the game is concerned, we had our moments, especially early in the first half.
    We had a decent first half, but obviously were found out in the second half.
    Where Benfica adjusted there game and more or less had the better of the play.
    Cisse obviously missed two sitters, which would have given us an undeafeatable lead, ah well.
    I cant explain either of the screwups, by both Santon and Saylor, but hey, shit happens .