Newcastle United 1 - 0 Anzhi Makhachkala

Match info: Europa League - Round of 16 at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 14/03/2013 KO: 20:05 Ref: Deniz Aytekin Att: 45,487

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  • Last Updated: March 13 2013, 14:34 GMT

Hatem Ben Arfa is out of Newcastle's Europa League clash with Anzhi Makhachkala.

Hatem Ben Arfa: Hamstring injury
Hatem Ben Arfa: Hamstring injury

The 26-year-old France midfielder was visiting a specialist on Wednesday for tests on the hamstring he tore in December after suffering a setback, although manager Alan Pardew is hopeful there is no lasting damage.

Striker Shola Ameobi will undergo a late fitness test on the ankle problem he suffered at the Luzhniki Stadium last Thursday, while Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran are ineligible and keeper Tim Krul (ankle) and Fabricio Coloccini (back) are out.

Newcastle squad: Elliot, Harper, Alnwick, Simpson, Santon, Haidara, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Tiote, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Sissoko, Cisse, Ameobi, Campbell.

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