Confirmed Newcastle team v CSKA Moscow – Almiron, Rondon, Ki, Kenedy, Diame all start
The Newcastle team v CSKA Moscow has just been confirmed.
Due to NUFC’s usual January departure from the FA Cup, fifth round weekend is a blank.
Rafa Benitez taking his team for a break to Spain, with a few days of training culminating in this friendly which will be played today at the Pinatar Arena.
The game kicks off 12 noon local time, which is 11am UK time.
Rafa looking to use this friendly as preparation for key relegation games v Huddersfield and Burnley.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:
Darlow, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Barreca, Kenedy, Ki, Diame, Almiron, Rondon
Dubravka, Woodman, Manquillo, Dummett, Fernandez, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Ritchie, Perez, Muto, Joselu
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