Newcastle v Benfica

by Timothy Masters

Newcastle live”NewcastleBenfica live

Newcastle take on Benfica on Thursday 4th April, 2013, with kickoff at 20:05. This match is currently being shown LIVE on ITV4.

After a few surprising knockouts in the last round Benfica are one of the favourites to win the Europa League, and with Newcastle performing well below expectations in the Barclays Premier League there doesn’t look to be a lot of hope for Alan Pardew’s men on the face of it, but I’m certain the Magpies manager will emphasise to his team that this is cup football, and anything can happen.

If the home side can get a win tonight they’ll have a good chance of making it through, and that could give a positive shine to an otherwise disappointing year.

Newcastle v Benfica is LIVE on ITV4.