A real liability between the sticks for the Greek hosts. Allowed Cisse an opportunity at goal following a sloppy attempt to save the ball and certainly did not breed confidence from the back.
Sometimes found wanting at right-back, and failed to track Amalfitano as the midfielder was presented with a glorious chance to give Newcastle a comeback lead. Scuppered his own chance as well to steal a shock win in the closing stages.
The centre-back dealt well with Newcastle’s set-pieces, while he successfully kept Cisse under wraps alongside Fytanidis.
Did well against Cisse, clearing the ball after the Senegalese striker’s inventive flick looked to have put him through on goal.
Looked to cross early from deep, but proved largely anonymous as the game progressed.
Gave a steady performance in the middle of the park, and his well-timed through ball nearly saw Atromitos take the lead late on, only for Giannoulis to fluff his lines.
The German was the most impressive player on the field in the opening 45 minutes, and proved problematic for Tavernier throughout. Took his goal well to hand his side the lead after once again getting in behind the 20-year-old.
Could not match the midfield pairing of Anita and Bigirimana, and tended to be loose in his passing. Wasn’t scared to try his luck from distance, even if he lacked accuracy in the shot.
Decent display in an attacking role, capped with an impressive assist for Epstein’s opener.
Looked to make a nuisance of himself up top in the first minutes, but provided nothing more, even proving more of annoyance for his own team with poor positioning and work rate.
Rarely troubled by a toothless Atromitos attack, but possibly could have done better to prevent Epstein’s opener, with the veteran goalkeeper opting to stand on his feet instead of going to ground as the attacker fired home from a tight angle.
Always provides opportunities from dead ball situations, and pulled his side level on the stroke of half-time with superb free-kick from 25-yards.
Captain for the evening, Williamson was solid in defence albeit with little to deal with. Also provided a threat going forward, putting himself about in the box to cause problems during set-pieces.
A disappointing display from the 20-year-old, who struggled with Epstein throughout on the wing. The right-back was caught out of position for the home side’s opener, as the German attacker got in behind to find the back of the net.
Largely untroubled throughout by Kuqi, who provided absolutely no outlet for his side all evening. Was not at fault for Atromitos’ opening goal.
Solid display from the player signed from Coventry City this summer. Much like Tiote, the youngster is solid in the tackle yet also has a good range of passing to start attacks after winning possession.
A rare appearance for the wideman who will be hoping to remain injury free in the new campaign. Never truly created from his position on the left of Newcastle’s midfield, but showed his worth as a squad member for what could be a busy season for Alan Pardew’s men. Replaced by Gutierrez with 20 minutes left to play.
The former Everton man was slightly off the pace in an attacking midfield role, and was unable to provide the link between Cisse and the middle of the park. Replaced by Amalfitano.
Good display from the Dutchman on his full Newcastle debut. Provided a solid base alongside Bigirimana and his distribution was sound throughout.
Quiet evening for the Senegalese striker, who was isolated as a lone striker. When he was found by a team-mate, Cisse showed a cute touch and looked lively, but later began to drop deeper in search of the action. Subbed in place of Campbell with a view to the weekend’s clash with Chelsea.
Saw a lot of the ball, but as ever with the Frenchman, did very little with it. Failed to truly test the full-back by running at him, while his final ball leaves a lot to be desired.
Helped shore up the side in the remaining minutes as Newcastle ensured they will return to Sports Direct Arena for the second leg with a draw.
Replaced Gosling in the second-half, and had a great opportunity to put his side ahead after Cisse's flick, but was unable to get the ball from out under his feet.
Plucky European debut for the 17-year-old in place of Cisse. Might not have had much time to make an impact, but tried his luck once from a tight angle and also doggedly chased down the hosts.