Newcastle United starting XI: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Haidara, Abeid, Colback, Sissoko, Armstrong, Cabella, Perez
Newcastle United compete in the Schalke 04 Cup this weekend, their first match against Malaga followed tomorrow by a second game against the hosts Schalke.
Alan Pardew has signed a number of new players this summer and they are already beginning to gel. But this tournament will give them the perfect opportunity to face quality opposition prior to the start of a new Premier League campaign.
West Ham United are also involved in the tournament and face Schalke in today’s second match.
The Magpies have won three of their four pre-season friendlies to date, putting the disappointment of a 2-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic behind them to come out on top against Sydney, Wellington Phoenix and Sheffield Wednesday.
And with a whole host of new faces in Newcastle’s squad, it will be interesting to see how they do against opposition from both Spain and Germany in the next 48 hours.