Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini
Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini

NEWCASTLE United captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off in tonight’s 1-1 draw against Pacos de Ferreira.

Coloccini, making his first pre-season appearance, was dismissed for raising his hands towards Caetano, who was also sent off at the Estadio da Mata Real for his part in the incident.

Caetano had earlier put the home side ahead in what turned out to be an ill-tempered first half.

Striker Shola Ameobi levelled for Newcastle in the 61st minute, the goal his second in as many games.

The match also saw forward Hatem Ben Arfa make his first appearance of pre-season.

PACOS DE FERREIRA: Filipe, Dias, Ruben, Leao, Caetano, Poulson, Oliveira, Lopes, Tony, Jose, Anunciacao.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Debuchy (Dummett, 84), S Taylor (Williamson, 79), Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa; Cabaye (Gutierrez, 46), Tiote; Sissoko (Vuckic, 79), Ben Arfa (Gouffran, 46, Campbell, 87), Sammy Ameobi (Santon, 46); Shola Ameobi (Marveaux, 73). Subs not used: Alnwick.

Goals: Caetano 15, Shola Ameobi 61

Bookings: S Taylor 28, Anunciacao 34

Sent off: Coloccini 37, Caetano 37

Referee: Jorge Sousa (Porto)