Quitino Velho is orignally from Lisbon. In fact, he grew up a stone's throw from the Estadio da Luz. He's a born and raised Benfica fan.
However, as he's lived in Newcastle for the last 35 years he also supports the Magpies. So when the teams were drawn against each other in the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Finals, 'Tino' was delighted.
He went to the the first leg in Lisbon last week, and he'll be standing in the away end at St James' Park tonight. Speaking ahead of the game, he said:
– Quitino Velho
"I've been waiting for 35 years, and I never thought this was going to happen. Now this is the time, and my dream actually came true.
"It's just a shame both teams can't go. Obviously one has to go through. But if Benfica goes out I won't be very upset because at least Newcastle go to the next round."