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Metalist Kharkiv vs Newcastle United match banter!

February 21st, 2013 | 91 Comments |

Metalist Kharkiv v Newcastle United.
A score draw or better and we’re though.
Venue: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv.
Date: Thurs 21st February, 2013.
Kick off: 6.00pm UK time (8pm local time)
Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium).

Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League game against Metalist Kharkiv.

With the first leg at St James’ Park ending in a 0-0 draw, this means that a score draw or better would take the Magpies through. If they can manage this, a last sixteen clash against either German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 or Guus Hiddink’s Russian side, Anzhi Makhachkala. So far it’s looking like it’s more likely to be the latter, as they currently leading the Germans 3-1 after their first leg in Russia and they are certainly not to be sniffed at with Hiddink at the helm, not to mention superstars old (Samuel Eto’o) and new (the Brazilian wide man, Willian). Still, we have to get through this one first, and as they showed in the first leg of the tie, they will be no pushovers, especially on their own (probably frozen) Ukrainian turf. (more…)