It seems that Newcastle have failed to get a change to the date of their first qualifying game against Atromitos FC in Athens Greece on Thursday 23rd August, and they will have to play that game just two days before they have to visit Chelsea in the Premier League. That’s really tough.
Newcastle United can today confirm the details for their Europa League fourth qualifying round against Atromitos FC.
The Magpies will travel to Greece for the first leg of the tie, on Thursday, 23rd August, kicking off at 8pm local time at the Municipal Stadium of Peristeri, which holds 10,200 fans.
A week later, on Thursday, 30th August, the sides will meet at the Sports Direct Arena for the second leg, which will also kick off at 8pm.
Atromitos, who are based in Athens, finished fourth in the Greek Super League last season – 23 points behind champions Olympiakos, who Newcastle shared a 1-1 friendly draw with last month.
The winner of the two-legged tie will go into the draw for the main Europa League tournament, which will be made on Friday, 31st August.
There’s not too much the club can do about this now, so we suppose we’ll just have to get on with it.