Benfica shake off an early Newcastle gaol to win 3-1

Benfica 3 – Newcastle 1 (Europa League quarterfinal 1st leg, April 4, 2013) (Longer highlights) Newcastle took an 11th minute lead when Papiss Cisse tapped home Sissoko’s cross. Benfica levelled in the 25th when Krul saved Cardozo’s, but Rodrigo scored the rebound. Benfica took the lead midway through the second half when Lima rounded Krul after intercepting Santon’s poor backpass. The Magpies then fell apart further as Oscar Cardozo scored a penalty after Taylor handballed in the box.

GIF: Papiss Cisse sidefoots home Sissoko’s cross v Benfica.

Micky Quinn analyses Benfica 3 – Newcastle 1.