NEWCASTLE United know their opposition in their first assault on the Europa League.
Alan Pardew’s team were drawn against Club Brugge (Belgium), French outfit Bordeaux and Maritimo (Portugal) in Group D in the ceremony in Monaco this afternoon.
Newcastle reached the group stage thanks to a 1-0 win over Atromitos last night, edging out the Greeks 2-1 on aggregate.
Excitement is high on Tyneside after their return to European action.
Keeper Tim Krul, lucky not to concede what seemed a stonewall penalty, when he brought down Chumbinho last night, said: “It’s fantastic.
“It’s where this club deserves to be.”
The 24-year-old Dutchman added: “I want to be in these nights. It’s fantastic to be in Europe.
“Nobody really knew anything about Atromitos, but they’re a decent side.
“It’s a great experience. These kind of nights will make us stronger.
“We’re just looking forward to it. It’ll be a fantastic experience.”