Maritimo take on Necastle on Thursday 20th September, 2012, with kickoff at 18:00. This match is currently being shown LIVE on ESPN.
I’m not sure if Newcastle will find the Europa League a pleasure or a pain this term what with the impact it normally has on squad fitness levels and turnover on the physio table, but tonight will be a bit of an indicator as to how seriously they want to take it. Alan Pardew has already had to deal with a few player issues and we’re less than ten games in, but I’m willing to bet everyone will get a chance this term.
Maritimo are experienced at this level, but rarely go beyond it, and as a result the English team can very much aim for a win.
Maritimo v Newcastle is LIVE on ESPN.