Hughes steals winner

1860 Munich 2 Newcastle United 3
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Aaron Hughes' late winner here last night gave Newcastle a priceless advantage to take back to St James' Park. The visitors had surrendered a two-goal lead in the first leg of their Intertoto Cup semi-final before the Northern Ireland international headed home.

The visitors drew first blood after 10 minutes when Nolberto Solano produced a fine solo goal. He burst into the box, side-stepping defender Vidar Riseth to clip the ball over the advancing Simon Jentsch.

After the restart Newcastle struck again. Shola Ameobi's clearance found Craig Bellamy in the home half and when he was bundled over on a charge into the area, Solano stepped up to fire home from the spot.

Within 90 seconds Munich had pulled a goal back as Hässler's cross was steered into the corner of Shay Given's net by a spectacular overhead kick from Paul Agostino.

Ten minutes later 1860 were back on level terms as Newcastle failed to clear a cross and Filip Topolovic fired the ball off the underside of the bar and into the net.

But with seven minutes left, Solano steered a deep cross back across the area, and Hughes stole in to head past Jentsch.

1860 Munich: Jentsch, Zelic, Mykland, Riseth, Hässler, Tapalovic, Weisinger, Agostino, Weissenberger, Schroth, Dheedene.

Newcastle United: Given, Barton, Elliott, Dabizas, Hughes, Quinn, Solano, Bellamy, Ameobi, Bassedas, Speed.

Referee: S Bre (France).