Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guus Hiddink was left to rue what may have been as his side were narrowly beaten by Newcastle United.
The Russian club were eliminated 1-0 on aggregate from the Europa League Round of 16 as Papiss Cisse produced an injury-time winner at St James’ Park but Hiddink felt his side had enough chances and were also incapacitated by the 55th minute sending off of midfielder Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez for a second yellow card.
"We created, against a Premier League team, four or five open chances. We can blame ourselves (for missing them)," the Dutchman said.
"It was not a wise action what he did, but it was harsh. The referee was maybe a little bit influenced by the crowd."