Anzhi vs Newcastle Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 7, 2013; Time: 5:00 PM GMT;
Date: Olimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki — Moscow.
Magpies will try to get positive result after tough test against great-running Russians. Alan Pardew’s team will visit high-flying Guus Hiddink’s side in the first-leg Europa League round of 16 game.
Newcastle visits Russia to face Anzhi Makhachkala. The Dagestan team has won all 7 of their European home games. They are unable to play in their native Makhachkala and are located in Moscow. Anzhi have a very powerful squad and an extremely experienced head coach Guus Hiddink. During the winter break they signed Willian from FC Shakhtar Donetsk for €30m, Russian international Andrei Eschenko from Lokomotiv, and Bosnia and Herzegovina centre-back Emir Spahić.
Newcastle stands 15th in the EPL table with 30 points from 28 games. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw from last five games. Last five away matches Magpies have finished with the same stats. Newcastle have lost 1-0 to Swansea at the weekend.
Anzhi goes 2nd in the RPL with 41 points from 19 games. Their present form has seen a lot of frienlies cause of winter break and 2 official games in Europa League. They have won home game against Hannover 96 3-1 and drawn them 1-1 in Germany. Also, they have won all 7 of their Europa League home games this season. Hiddink’s team has lost twice in their domestic league till now.
Anzhi have no new injured players and could select a full squad. Such superstars as Willian, Samuel Eto’o and Lassana Diarra all are ready to play.
Newcastle could welcome back Hatem Ben Arfa after hamstring injury. Fabricio Coloccini still back problems. Alan Pardew is waiting for Ryan Taylor after his knee injury. Tim Krul remains on the sidelines after the last round against Metalist Kharkiv, so Rob Elliot will continue in goal.
Anzhi line-up: V. Gabulov, A. Eshchenko, João Carlos, Ewerton, Y. Zhirkov, O. Akhmedov, L. Diarra, M. Boussoufa, Jucilei, Willian, S. Eto’o.
Last three matches:
Hannover 96 1 – Anzhi Makhachkala 1;
Anzhi Makhachkala 3 – Hannover 96 1;
Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 – Anzhi Makhachkala 1.
Newcastle line-up: R. Elliot, J. Perch, S. Taylor, M. Yanga-Mbiwa, D. Santon, V. Anita, Y. Cabaye, S. Marveaux, M. Sissoko, J. Gutiérrez, P. Cissé.
Last three matches:
Swansea 1 – Newcastle 0;
Newcastle 4 – Southampton 2;
Metalist Kharkiv 0 – Newcastle 1.