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Metalist Kharkiv vs. Newcastle United Match Thread

Newcastle United will advance to the Europa League Round of 16 with a 1-1 draw or better.

Europa is no time for messing around. RALLY COLOCCINI HAIR
Europa is no time for messing around. RALLY COLOCCINI HAIR
Jamie Sabau

Newcastle United take on Metalist in Kharkiv today in the second leg of Europa League Round of 32 action. Alan Pardew took a group of experienced players with him to Ukraine, and the lineup is expected to be mostly unchanged from last week's action, even with Sunday's six-pointer at Southampton looming. The aggregate is currently 0-0, so a 1-1 draw is all that's needed to advance and face either Anzhi Makhachkala or Hannover 96. Currently that fixture is 3-1 in favor of the Russians, but 96 are a stout side at home.

Make sure you check out our Newcastle/Metalist StoryStream for team news, our match preview, and updates throughout the match.

Metalist: Goryainov | Villagra, Torsiglieri, Fininho, Gueye | Edmar, Cleiton Xavier, Sosa, Torres | Marlos, Cristaldo
Subs: Disljenkovic, Berezovchuk, Shelayev, Blanco, Krasnopyorov, Jaja, Willian

NUFC: Krul | Simpson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini (c), Haidara | Anita, Cabaye | Cisse, Sissoko, Marveaux | Shola
Subs: Elliot, Perch, S.Taylor, Gosling, Bigirimana, Gutierrez, Obertan