Newcastle United half-time player ratings v Al Hilal: Two 8s and one 5 as Eddie Howe’s side lead - gallery
Newcastle United lead 2-0 against Al Hilal in Riyadh - but how have the players fared so far?
A first half brace from Joelinton has put Newcastle in a commanding position at the break. The Brazilian’s first goal was a header set up by Jacob Murphy before he doubled United’s advantage just before half-time.
Al Hilal had several chances themselves in the opening 45 minutes but were denied by several good saves from debutant goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Here are our Newcastle United player ratings from the opening 45 minutes...
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