Newcastle United star Cheik Tiote ruled out of Benfica clash

INJURY BLOW ... Cheik Tiote will miss out against Benfica.

INJURY BLOW ... Cheik Tiote will miss out against Benfica.

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CHEIK Tiote is out of Newcastle United’s Europa League clash against Benfica on Thursday night.

The midfielder has failed to prove his fitness ahead of Thursday night’s quarter-final first-leg at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Tiote suffered a strain in training last week, and wasn’t in the 19-man squad which left for Portugal this afternoon.

 

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