Confirmed Newcastle team v Mainz 05 Botman and Bruno both start
The Newcastle team v Mainz 05 has just been announced.
Eddie Howe and his players facing the third tier German club in Austria.
Monday’s friendly against the Bundesliga side is set to conclude NUFC’s nine day training camp (for details on how to watch this Newcastle friendly live, both in the UK and in various other countries, go HERE). United having defeated German third tier club 1860 Munich 3-0 on Friday, also in Austria.
Newcastle United understood to be moving on to Portugal after this Mainz 05 friendly, with a game against Benfica and also one against Burnley (see details below), though NUFC yet to officially confirm that latter one.
Newcastle team v Mainz 05:
Dubravka, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Dummett, Guimaraes, S. Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Fraser, Wood
Subs: Pope, Lascelles, Shelvey, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Targett, Krafth, Murphy, M. Longstaff, Willock, Anderson, Burn, Turner-Cooke
Today’s Mainz 05 match is one of seven(***) pre-season friendlies announced.
Saturday 9 July 2022 – Newcastle beat Gateshead 5-1 at the NUFC training ground, goals for Almiron(2), Joelinton, Sean Longstaff, Ritchie.
Friday 15 July 2022 – FC Pinzgau Saalfelden hosted a friendly between Newcastle United and German side 1860 Munich at their stadium, the Saalfelden Arena Bürgerau. A poor first half ended goalless but a much better display after the break saw NUFC win 3-0, goals from Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes.
Monday 18th July 2022 – Newcastle playing German side Mainz at the 4,500-capacity Kufstein Arena FC Kufstein, kick-off 4pm local time (3pm in the UK).
(***)Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Newcastle playing Burnley in a behind closed doors friendly in Portugal, Vincent Kompany has confirmed the match is happening but no official NUFC announcement as yet.
Tuesday 26 July 2022 – Away friendly at Benfica with 8pm kick-off (local time) which is 7pm in the UK.
Friday 29 July 2022 – Home friendly at St James Park – Newcastle v Atalanta with 7.45pm kick-off.
Saturday 30 July 2022 – Home friendly at St James Park – Newcastle v Athletic Bilbao with kick-off time of 3pm.
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