Benfica Pay Tribute To Sir Bobby
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Benfica paid tribute to former Newcastle United boss Sir Bobby Robson before Thursday's Europa League quarter tie
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Benfica paid tribute to former Newcastle United boss Sir Bobby Robson before Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg tie at St. James' Park.
President LuÃs Filipe Vieira, manager Jorge Jesus and captain LuisÃ£o laid a wreath at the statue of the ex-Magpies and England supremo, which stands on the South-West corner of the stadium.
Robson spent four years as a club manager in Portugal between 1992 and 1996, taking charge of Benfica's neighbours Sporting Lisbon before moving on to FC Porto.