Mainz 2 Newcastle 1 – Watch the goals and highlights here
Mainz 2 Newcastle 1 – Saturday 29 July 3pm (UK time)
Watch the goals and highlights (just over 8 minutes worth) of highlights from Newcastle’s latest friendly below.
Rafa Benitez said after the game that his team would need to learn their lessons from this defeat, with the defence not at their best and Mainz cutting through the Newcastle midfield far too easily.
The opening goal is a case in point, although it was a very good team goal by the Bundesliga team.
Newcastle’s goal is amusing after taking a wicked deflection, the look on the keeper’s face is priceless as he ends up putting the ball into his own net.
Watch out for a stunning save from Freddie Woodman, the young keeper has been given minutes in all four friendlies so far. Nothing he could do about the winner though.
Mainz 2 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Gamez 65
Mainz: Oztunali 5, Fischer 84
Darlow (Woodman 60), Yedlin (Manquillo 27), Clark (Mbemba 46), Lejuene (Merino 79), Dummett (Gamez 46), Colback (Shelvey 60), Diame (Perez 60), Murphy (Hayden 60), Ritchie (Aarons 46), De Jong (Atsu 60), Mitrovic (Gayle 60)
Crowd: 6,470 (approx 400)
(To read the match ratings for all the Newcastle players from the defeat to Mainz go HERE)
The full first team and reserve/Under 23 pre-season schedules are as follows so far –
The first team friendlies:
Friday 14 July – Hearts 1 Newcastle 2
Saturday 22 July – Preston 1 Newcastle 1
Wednesday 26 July – Bradford 0 Newcastle 4
Saturday 29 July – Mainz 2 Newcastle 1
Wednesday 2 August – Wolfsburg away 4pm local time (3pm UK time)
Sunday 6 August – Hellas Verona home 3pm
Under 23/Reserves pre-season friendlies:
Monday 17 July – Darlington 1 Newcastle 2
Saturday 22 July – Gateshead 0 Newcastle 3
Tuesday 25 July – Whitley Bay 0 Newcastle 0
Thursday 27 July – Celtic 1 Newcastle 2
Saturday 29 July – AZ Alkmaar 1 Newcastle 4
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