2012-13 Europa League
Newcastle take on Benfica in Portugal in the Europa League Quarterfinal. After today, the Toon will have played more European matches at the Stadium of Light than the mackems.
We're in need of at least a scoring draw to progress in the Europa League. There is that small matter of the league match v. Southampton to consider as well. Can we get something in Kiev while putting maximum concentration on the Premier League?
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The ol' Youtube has come through again... kind of - here is the complete broadcast of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's victory over Metalist Kharkiv (Metalist's last loss). It's Spanish commentary, however. Two things to keep in mind as you watch, however - Willian and Taison (left and right midfield) have both been sold during the January window.
It's far from ideal to be trailing at halftime, but an under-strength Newcastle United side are acquitting themselves well in Bordeaux. Although they have dimmed off a bit from their early match form, they may have enough to climb back in the match.
The sheer number of young players traveling for the last Europa League match may indicate that Alan Pardew (understandably) will try to rest as many senior players as possible. While that may not be possible in defense, there are options up front.