Newcastle turned over by Rio Ave

Newcastle United suffered their first pre-season defeat on Saturday as they crashed 3-1 to Rio Ave on Portuguese soil.

Newcastle United suffered their first pre-season defeat on Saturday as they crashed 3-1 to Rio Ave on Portuguese soil.

A quick-fire brace from Hassan had Alan Pardew's side on the back foot, and a third goal was added for the hosts by Braga.

The Magpies improved after the interval, but had only a solitary strike from Shola Ameobi to show for their efforts.

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