Last Updated: 11/04/13 9:58pm
FULL-TIME: It's all over at St James' Park and Newcastle crash out after a 1-1 draw on the night as Benfica go through 4-2 on aggregate. Salvio's late goal cancelled out Papiss Cisse's opener for Newcastle to send the Portuguese side into the semi-finals.
Chance for Newcastle as Marveaux is brought down by Almeida who is a lucky to escape a sending off as he was already on a booking.
Play switches straight up to the other end as Ben Arfa beats his man to work his way into the box, but he drives his shot over the top.
Newcastle are pouring forward and Ameobi just loses his footing as he fires in a shot which is easily saved by Artur after the striker fell as he hit the shot.
Chance for Newcastle as the ball deflects up into the air from Ben Arfa's shot and Cisse gets on the end of it, but under pressure from Artur he cannot direct his effort on target. The keeper was caught by Cisse and he is in need of treatment.
Newcastle win a corner as they search for a second goal, but Garay rises highest to head the ball away.
GOAL: Newcastle make the breakthrough as Ben Arfa capitalises on a mistake by Matic to find Ameobi who picks out Cisse in front of goal who heads the ball home to send the home fans into raptures. GAME ON!
Cabaye is booked for a bad foul on Almeida. The Newcastle players are not happy that Almeida is still down and wasting time in their eyes.
Newcastle make their third and final change as Marveaux comes on for Haidara with Gutierrez moving to left-back.
Newcastle have the ball in the second net for a second time as Cisse's volley from Ameobi's flick on but again it is ruled out for offside.
Newcastle win a corner as Almeida makes a right mess of a clearance. But again it comes to nothing as Benfica clear their lines.
Newcastle make another change and it is what the fans have been calling for Hatem Ben Arfa for Anita.
Shooting chance for Newcastle as Williamson is caught on the edge of the box by Lima. Encouraging position for the home side.
Slick move from Benfica as Gaitan picks out Lima, but leaning back the striker knocks his shot over the top.
John has a sight of goal just inside the box, but his effort is too high and flies over the crossbar.
Newcastle win a corner as Ameobi picks up Simpson's cross and sends in a deflected cross which Artur is forced to turn it behind for a corner. The corner comes to nothing as Benfica clear their lines.
Cabaye's free-kick is a real waste as it goes straight into Artur's arms. Newcastle need better delivery than that.
Andre Almeida is booked for handball and that means he will miss the first-leg of the semi-final if Benfica make it through.
The referee brings the first half to a close and it remains 0-0 at St James' Park. Newcastle have struggled to make any inroads so far with Benfica having the better of the game up to now.
Bit of pressure from the home side at last, but the final pass is poor and Artur is able to collect.
Sissoko picks out Bigirimana on the edge of the box, but the midfielder fails to connect properly with his left-footed shot and it runs through to Artur.
Benfica go close as John gets down the left and picks out a cross to the far post where Salvio heads just wide. The visitors have created the only real goalscoring chances so far.
Real disappointing cross from Cabaye just when Newcastle had some bodies in the box, but he overhits it straight out of play.
Perez is booked for dissent meaning he will miss the first leg of the semi-final if Benfica progress.
Real let-off for Newcastle as Krul makes a mess of collecting a ball inside his box and the ball drops to Lima who picks out Gaitan and he sees his shot cleared off the line by Haidara.
Benfica win a free-kick wide on the left as Perez is brought down by Bigirimana. Chance for the visitors.
Dangerous run from Gaitan as he evades Haidara down the left, but Anita gets back to concede a corner.
Bigirimana picks out Cisse inside the box, but the striker just can't take the ball in his stride and the chance goes abegging.
Benfica will be happy with the start they have made so far as they have created a couple of chances and restricted Newcastle so far
Bigirimana's deep cross from the right finds Cisse inside the box, but the striker is adjudged to be offside.
Scare for Newcastle as Melgarejo's intended cross is heading goalwards and Krul is forced into a smart save.
Salvio flights in a free-kick from wide of the right, but it is poor and is cleared by the Newcastle defence.
Benfica go close to scoring with their first attack of the game as Lima flicks goalwards, but Krul is alert to save the effort with his legs.
Brad via Twitter is hopeful Newcastle can get the 2-0 win to send them through to the semi-finals. What do you think? Predictions please.
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Benfica starting XI: Artur, Luisao, Garay, Andre Almeida, Gaitan, Matic, Perez, Lima, John, Salvio, Melgarejo.
Newcastle starting XI: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara; Cabaye, Anita; Bigirimana, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse
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