Newcastle United progressed to the knockout stage of the Europa League after drawing 1-1 with Maritimo but Liverpool must wait to seal their fate after playing out a 2-2 result against Young Boys.
But Krul couldn’t deny Fidelis, 11 minutes from time, as he surged from deep to fire the ball in to the back of the net to equalise on Tyneside.
And despite their late disappointment the Magpies now enter the next phase of the competition.
At Anfield Liverpool were also denied victory thanks to a late strike but Elsad Zverotic’s excellent drive for Young Boys leaves their qualification to the next round in jeopardy.
Raul Bobadilla got the Swiss outfit back on level terms early in the second period as he volleyed beyond Pepe Reina thanks to Alexander Farnerud’s pinpoint pass.
Zverortic, though, denied Liverpool the victory they needed by slamming a fierce strike past Reina from 25-yards to make it 2-2 with two minutes left on the clock.
The Reds must now get a result against Udinese in two weeks time to ensure they qualify to the next phase of the competition.