Newcastle were knocked out of the Europa League by Benfica after a late goal ended their hopes of completing a famous victory at St James' Park.

The hosts, trailing 3-1 from the first leg, had two Papiss Cisse efforts disallowed, either side of the break.

Cisse finally put them ahead after 71 minutes from Shola Ameobi's cross to put them within a goal of the semis.

But in stoppage time Eduardo Salvio struck on the counter-attack as the Portuguese side reached the last four.

It was never going to be easy for Newcastle to progress after Alan Pardew's team lost 3-1 at the Estadio da Luz in the first leg in Lisbon, especially considering that Benfica have lost just three games in all competitions this season.

Red-hot Benfica

  • Benfica have only lost one domestic game this season and that was after a penalty shoot-out against Braga in Portugal's League Cup
  • Barcelona and Spartak Moscow handed Benfica their two other defeats this season. Those games came in the Champions League group stages as they exited the competition
  • Newcastle are the first side to avoid defeat in both legs against Benfica since the Portuguese side entered this season's competition at the group stage

The visitors showed their class in the early stages and Newcastle keeper Tim Krul had to be alert to deny Lima after the attacker pulled off an inventive flick following full-back Andre Almeida's low cross.

The Magpies have taken this competition seriously despite it having a negative effect on their league form this season and manager Pardew resisted the temptation to rest players like Cisse and Yohan Cabaye ahead of Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland.

However, Cisse's threat in the first half was limited - the Senegalese isolated up front with Newcastle struggling to maintain possession.

The brighter Benfica side continued to attack and Salvio went close with a header from Ola John's well-placed cross.

Just before the break, the crowd at St James' Park thought their side had taken the lead against the run of play when Cisse turned in Gael Bigirimana's cross but the assistant referee's flag for offside correctly spoiled the celebrations.

Pardew brought on striker Ameobi at the break and the substitute gave Benfica keeper Artur his first real work of the game when his deflected cross was turned away at the near post.

Benfica tribute to Sir Bobby Robson

Benfica failed to turn their pressure into chances before Cisse had another goal rightly chalked off for offside and Hatem Ben Arfa, returning from a hamstring injury that was expected to keep him out for the season, came on for Vurnon Anita.

And the Frenchman was instrumental in the Magpies goal as he worked well down the right to allow Ameobi the space to poke a cross into the area.

Cisse could not be offside this time as the ball came back to him and he nodded into the net with Artur out of position in the 71st minute.

The hosts then pushed forward for a second that would have seen them progress.

Ben Arfa cut inside late on but the Frenchman fired well over before the visitors struck on the counter to end the Magpies' hopes of European glory this season.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 05 Simpson
  • 06 Williamson Booked
  • 13 Yanga-M'Biwa Booked
  • 35 Haidara (Marveaux - 67' )
  • 04 Cabaye Booked
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 08 Anita (Ben Arfa - 63' )
  • 18 Gutierrez
  • 20 Bigirimana (Sh Ameobi - 45' )
  • 09 Cisse Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Elliot
  • 14 Perch
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 15 Gosling
  • 22 Marveaux
  • 23 Sh Ameobi
  • 49 Campbell

Benfica

  • 01 Artur Booked
  • 04 Luisao
  • 24 Garay
  • 25 Melgarejo
  • 15 Ola John (Moreno - 76' )
  • 20 Gaitan
  • 21 Matic
  • 34 Almeida Booked
  • 35 Perez Booked
  • 11 Lima (Cardozo - 72' )
  • 18 Eduardo Salvio (Jardel - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Paulo Lopes
  • 14 Pereira
  • 33 Jardel
  • 10 Aimar
  • 89 Gomes
  • 07 Cardozo
  • 19 Moreno
Ref: Bebek
Att: 52,157

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

6 6

Corners

4 4

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:58 Substitution

Substitution Eduardo Salvio leaves the field to be replaced by Vieira Jardel.

90:00 +1:38

Moreno Rodrigo provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +1:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Eduardo Salvio - Newcastle 1 - 1 Benfica Eduardo Salvio fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1 (2)-(4) 1 Benfica.

90:00 +0:01

Andre Almeida gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvain Marveaux. Shot on goal comes in from Yohan Cabaye from the free kick, save made by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

88:51

Shot from deep inside the area by Hatem Ben Arfa goes over the bar.

88:30

Shot by Nicolas Gaitan. Save by Tim Krul.

88:01

Enzo Perez decides to take a short corner.

86:59

The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson. Shola Ameobi is ruled offside. Guilherme Artur Moraes takes the indirect free kick.

86:23

The ball is swung over by Papiss Cisse, Anderson Luisao manages to make a clearance.

85:20

Shot by Enzo Perez from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

85:01

Nicolas Gaitan takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.

82:30

Nicolas Gaitan restarts play with the free kick.

82:30 Booking

Booking Mike Williamson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

82:23

Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oscar Cardozo.

80:48

Oscar Cardozo takes the direct free kick. Effort from outside the penalty box by Ezequiel Garay goes wide right of the target.

80:48 Booking

Booking Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

80:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oscar Cardozo by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

79:39

Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

79:09

Hatem Ben Arfa crosses the ball, save made by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

78:07

Moussa Sissoko sends in a cross, Nicolas Gaitan makes a clearance.

77:35

Shola Ameobi has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

75:47 Substitution

Substitution (Benfica) makes a substitution, with Moreno Rodrigo coming on for Ola John.

74:14

Shot by Hatem Ben Arfa. Ola John gets a block in.

73:02

Corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line, clearance made by Lorenzo Melgarejo.

72:09

Foul by Enzo Perez on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, free kick awarded. Yohan Cabaye takes the direct free kick.

71:57 Substitution

Substitution Rodrigo Lima leaves the field to be replaced by Oscar Cardozo.

70:47

Assist by Shola Ameobi.

70:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Papiss Cisse - Newcastle 1 - 0 Benfica Papiss Cisse grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Newcastle 1 (2)-(3) 0 Benfica.

69:28

Direct free kick taken by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

69:28 Booking

Booking Yohan Cabaye is shown a yellow card.

68:31

Yohan Cabaye challenges Andre Almeida unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:04

Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, clearance made by Nemanja Matic.

67:09

Centre by Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

66:09

Guilherme Artur Moraes takes the indirect free kick.

66:09 Substitution

Substitution Sylvain Marveaux is brought on as a substitute for Massadio Haidara.

66:09 Booking

Booking Papiss Cisse is booked.

66:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Papiss Cisse.

64:46

Hatem Ben Arfa decides to take the corner short.

62:40 Substitution

Substitution Hatem Ben Arfa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Vurnon Anita.

62:16

Nicolas Gaitan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

61:35

Papiss Cisse is ruled offside. Guilherme Artur Moraes takes the free kick.

60:54

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye played to the near post, clearance by Ezequiel Garay.

60:09

The ball is swung over by Moussa Sissoko, clearance made by Rodrigo Lima.

59:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodrigo Lima by Massadio Haidara. Nemanja Matic takes the direct free kick.

58:19

The ball is swung over by Papiss Cisse, clearance made by Ola John.

57:54

Nicolas Gaitan takes the inswinging corner, comfortable save by Tim Krul.

54:59

Mike Williamson fouled by Rodrigo Lima, the ref awards a free kick. Yohan Cabaye has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

54:36

Ezequiel Garay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse. Yohan Cabaye takes the direct free kick.

54:11

Effort on goal by Rodrigo Lima from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:15

Unfair challenge on Lorenzo Melgarejo by Danny Simpson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

52:18

Ola John has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

51:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on Nemanja Matic. Nicolas Gaitan restarts play with the free kick.

50:31

Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye.

48:14

Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

48:14 Booking

Booking Andre Almeida is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

48:01

Handball by Andre Almeida.

45:43

Unfair challenge on Nicolas Gaitan by Yohan Cabaye results in a free kick. Ola John crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Tim Krul.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:03

The referee gives a free kick against Eduardo Salvio for handball. Free kick taken by Jonas Gutierrez.

45:00 +0:28

The ball is sent over by Eduardo Salvio, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Shola Ameobi replaces Gael Bigirimana.

44:27

Gael Bigirimana delivers the ball. The official flags Papiss Cisse offside. Guilherme Artur Moraes restarts play with the free kick.

43:53

Eduardo Salvio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Ezequiel Garay.

42:38

Massadio Haidara produces a cross, clearance made by Eduardo Salvio.

42:22

Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Nemanja Matic gets a block in.

42:07

The ball is crossed by Massadio Haidara, Anderson Luisao makes a clearance.

41:17

Gael Bigirimana has an effort at goal. Save made by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

40:25

Foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Nicolas Gaitan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ezequiel Garay.

38:36

The official flags Gael Bigirimana offside. Guilherme Artur Moraes takes the free kick.

38:05

Gael Bigirimana produces a cross, Ezequiel Garay makes a clearance.

37:10

Enzo Perez produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Tim Krul.

36:20

Massadio Haidara challenges Eduardo Salvio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nicolas Gaitan from right wing, Jonas Gutierrez makes a clearance.

35:05

The ball is sent over by Ola John, Headed effort from inside the area by Eduardo Salvio misses to the right of the target.

34:00

Yohan Cabaye sends in a cross.

32:08

Papiss Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Ezequiel Garay. Ezequiel Garay restarts play with the free kick.

30:50

Direct free kick taken by Guilherme Artur Moraes.

30:50 Booking

Booking Guilherme Artur Moraes is booked.

30:38 Booking

Booking Enzo Perez booked.

29:56

Jonas Gutierrez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodrigo Lima.

29:45

Centre by Massadio Haidara, clearance made by Ezequiel Garay.

27:33

Nicolas Gaitan takes a shot from 12 yards. Massadio Haidara manages to make a clearance.

26:42

Foul by Anderson Luisao on Papiss Cisse, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.

24:35

The referee blows for offside. Guilherme Artur Moraes takes the indirect free kick.

23:47

Centre by Nicolas Gaitan.

23:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ezequiel Garay by Papiss Cisse. Enzo Perez takes the direct free kick.

21:52

Unfair challenge on Enzo Perez by Gael Bigirimana results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ola John from left wing, Mike Williamson fouled by Anderson Luisao, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

14:04

Inswinging corner taken by Nicolas Gaitan, Moussa Sissoko manages to make a clearance.

13:31

The ball is sent over by Nicolas Gaitan, blocked by Vurnon Anita.

10:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Almeida on Jonas Gutierrez. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.

7:53

Unfair challenge on Ezequiel Garay by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lorenzo Melgarejo.

6:56

A cross is delivered by Gael Bigirimana. The referee blows for offside against Papiss Cisse. Guilherme Artur Moraes takes the free kick.

4:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicolas Gaitan played to the near post, Vurnon Anita makes a clearance.

4:11

The ball is crossed by Lorenzo Melgarejo, save by Tim Krul.

3:27

Massadio Haidara concedes a free kick for a foul on Eduardo Salvio. Free kick crossed right-footed by Eduardo Salvio from right wing, Yohan Cabaye manages to make a clearance.

2:45

A cross is delivered by Andre Almeida, Rodrigo Lima takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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