In September the Magpies played them in energy-sapping heat and humidity in Funchal, which ended goalless.
We saw enough from them to know they won’t be pushovers at St James’s Park.
However, Newcastle, having suffered disappointing back-to-back home defeats in the Premier League, are determined to win – and book a place in the Europa League’s Round of 32 with a group game to spare.
Cash turnstiles will be in operation at St James’s Park tonight, with admission £15 for adults and £5 for concessions.
Source: Newcastle United Mad