UK-based Ukrainian fans all set for big game:
While Newcastle fans may have winced at the prospect of an away trip to Ukraine, when the draw was made it was music to the ears of a group of Metalist fans.
They're members of a UK-based Ukrainian sports supporters' club.
It has 900 members from all over the country, and one of it's founder members is from Sunderland.
Pardew ready to focus on Europe
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been speaking about how he now feels ready to focus on Europe after the club's new signings.
The signings, made in the January transfer window, are thought to have significantly strengthened the Newcastle side and have helped inspire a recent premier league revival.
The club play Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv tonight.
Metalist Kharkiv warm up at St James Park
Ukrainian team Metalist Kharkiv have been warming up at St James Park ahead of tonight's game against Newcastle United.
The Magpies are hosting the Ukrainian side as part of the first leg of the Europa League knockout stages.
Newcastle United face Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv
Newcastle United's Europa League Campaign will resumes tonight as the team take on a side from the Ukraine.
The Magpies face Ukrainian team Metalist Kharkiv as the competition reaches the knockout stages.
The first leg is being held at St James Park.
To read more about Metalist Kharkiv's recent fixture against underdogs Whitley Bay FC, click here.