Miguel Almiron played 45 minutes against CSKA Moscow.

Liam Kennedy's player ratings: How Miguel Almiron and his Newcastle United team-mates fared in CSKA Moscow draw

Newcastle United were held to a 1-1 draw in a friendly with CSKA Moscow - but how did each player perform?

Rafa Benitez gave a run out to 22 of his 23 fit players at the Pinatar Arena, where Salomon Rondon's opener was cancelled out by Abel Hernandez. Our man Liam Kennedy has dished out his player ratings following the game - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see who shone and who struggled.

He may not have featured at all in the first-team plans this season but Darlow really put his hands up with this performance. If there's one way to get noticed it's with some breathtaking stops - and Darlow produced the goods.

1. Karl Darlow - 8

He may not have featured at all in the first-team plans this season but Darlow really put his hands up with this performance. If there's one way to get noticed it's with some breathtaking stops - and Darlow produced the goods.
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Excellent with the ball but some may question his ability without when, particularly when talking about the defensive basics. But Schar was United's best defender on Saturday. 8

2. Fabian Schar - 8

Excellent with the ball but some may question his ability without when, particularly when talking about the defensive basics. But Schar was United's best defender on Saturday. 8
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Was tested with the movement of main CSKA striker Abel Hernandez and had to put in a couple of last ditch challenges. Has been United's most improved defender over the last few weeks. 7

3. Jamaal Lascelles - 7

Was tested with the movement of main CSKA striker Abel Hernandez and had to put in a couple of last ditch challenges. Has been United's most improved defender over the last few weeks. 7
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Read the game really well against CSKA. Made at least one goal saving interception, with a whole lot more vital blocks and tackles in the mix. Looked a whole lot more assured than in the Wolves loss, where he was shaky at best. 7

4. Florian Lejeune - 7

Read the game really well against CSKA. Made at least one goal saving interception, with a whole lot more vital blocks and tackles in the mix. Looked a whole lot more assured than in the Wolves loss, where he was shaky at best. 7
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