A brave Newcastle United side had to settle for a draw against SL Benfica, and exit the UEFA Europa League 4-2 on aggregate.
Newcastle United were held to a 1-1 draw by SL Benfica but were beaten 4-2 on aggregate in their UEFA Europa League tie after a 3-1 mauling in Portugal in the first leg.
Papiss Cisse gave the English side a 71st-minute lead on the night at St James Park, poking in the ball after good work by Hatem Ben Arfa and Shola Ameobi.
After that, wave after wave of attacks came from the Magpies, with Ben Arfa having a glorious opportunity to get Newcastle the crucial second goal to send them through.
However, any hope of a dramatic victory were snuffed out in extra-time by an Eduardo Salvio leveller.