Europa is no time for messing around. RALLY COLOCCINI HAIR - Jamie Sabau
Newcastle United will advance to the Europa League Round of 16 with a 1-1 draw or better.
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