Newcastle midfielder Marveaux adamant Euro tie not over

Newcastle United midfielder Sylvain Marveaux insists their Europa League tie with Benfica is far from over.

Newcastle United midfielder Sylvain Marveaux insists their Europa League tie with Benfica is far from over.

Newcastle can reach the Europa League semi-finals with a 2-0 win, but if Benfica score they will require four goals to go through in normal time.

And that means they won’t be going gung-ho against the Portuguese league leaders, who are unbeaten in all competitions since October.

Marveaux said: “Hopefully, we can score quickly and then it will be a different game, but we know we can’t afford to ­concede.

“I believe we have the quality in our side to beat Benfica but they are a very good team so we have to be solid.”

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