Newcastle United 1 (Abeid 76)
Fenerbahce 1 (Cristian 90)
SECOND HALF UPDATES
90mins: It's finished in Ritzing and Cristian's last-gasp equaliser means it ends 1-1 and Newcastle have a win, a draw and a defeat from their three games in Germany and Austria. Mehdi Abeid gave United the lead - one which they just about deserved for a decent second half showing - but Fenerbahce levelled with almost the last kick. Alan Pardew will be happy with the showings from several of his substitutes, though, with Abeid, Sammy Ameobi and Gael Bigirimana looking particularly bright after emerging from the bench, while there were also some good showings from the likes of Cheick Tiote, Dan Gosling and James Tavernier.
90mins: Cristian, the defensive midfielder, has played well throughout and he has the final say with a late, late equaliser. The ball is worked across to the Brazilian on the edge of the box and his low shot whistles past Rob Elliot. So two goals in the final 14 minutes of the game, and that one will surely see honours end even.
83mins: Cisse, showing no effects of the illness which saw him miss the first two friendlies of the summer, siezes on a loose ball and tries to catch the keeper out with an audacious effort which is tipped over the bar for a corner, which Fener deal with comfortably.
78mins: Suddenly the match has burst into life from a Newcastle point of view and after a driving run from Sammy Ameobi, who has been positive since his introduction, the winger hits a skidding low effort which Gunok does well to parry. Then as the Magpies mount another attack, Cisse picks out Shola at the far post but the big man's half-volley goes too high.
76mins - NEWCASTLE GOAL (1-0): The deadlock has been broken and it's Mehdi Abeid with his first senior goal for the club. He's been on the pitch for less than five minutes but as Bigrimana hoists the ball into the box, the midfielder showed good strength to hold off a defender and turn before slotting home from six yards out. He normally scores them from further out, as regular Reserve watchers know too well, but that will feel sweet for the youngster and United are on course for a second 1-0 win in the space of five days.
73mins: Mehdi Abeid is the latest arrival onto the pitch, coming on for Gosling who was particularly influential in the first half and was on the end of perhaps the Magpies' best chance of the night.
65mins: Fener sub Topuz tries his luck from distance but Rob Elliot is able to watch it fly over his crossbar and the former Charlton keeper remains largely untested, although he's done well with a couple of crosses that have came his way.
60mins: Jonas Gutierrez and Gael Bigirimana come on in place of Syvlain Marveaux and the excellent Tiote - and as play restarts after a foul on Sammy Ameobi, Ryan Taylor bends a trademark free-kick agonisingly wide. It looked in all the way but missed the target by the narrowest of margins. We're surely getting closer to a goal.
53mins: Alex, the Fener skipper, skips inside and lets fly from the edge of the area but his effort flies narrowly over. The men from Instanbul have had two decent strikes on goal in this half already though and have emerged from the blocks the quicker of the two sides after the interval.
46mins: Haris Vuckci's night is over as Sammy Ameobi comes on in his place, while Mehmet Topuz is on for Fenerbahce at the break in place of Moussa Sow. And within moments of the restart, former Chelsea youngster Miroslav Stoch sends a rising strike inches wide - the closest the Turks have came to a goal as yet.
FIRST HALF UPDATES
45mins: It's 0-0 at the break and it has been a game of few clear-cut chances. Newcastle have been solid in defence, with a special mention for James Tavernier at centre-half, and industrious in midfield with Tiote and Gosling doing well, but despite Alan Pardew going for an adventurous 4-3-3 formation there has not been too much punch up front as yet.
40mins: Tiote has been breaking up yellow attacks all night long but now decides to create something for the Magpies too, whipping in a delicious cross from the right, level with the 18 yard box. Gosling meets it and should probably do better than send a looping header over the bar, but United are ending this half with a spring in their step.
38mins: A lovely touch on the halfway line from Gosling sets Ba on his way and the Senegalese striker slips in Haris Vuckic just inside the left-hand angle of the box. The Slovenian youngster gets in a shot but it's well blocked by a Fenerbahce defender - it may well have been going in but for that intervention.
31mins: The energetic Dan Gosling hits a long range effort which lacks the power to seriously test Gunok, but at least it's a shot on target - only the second of the night and both of them have been from Newcastle.
30mins: It's been a fairly lively affair but there really hasn't been much in the way of goalmouth incident in Austria, with midfield players like Cheick Tiote and Fener's Cristian the men catching the eye at the moment rather than the strikers.
18mins: This time Baroni turns provider as he tees up Fener captain Alex De Souza - or Alex as he's known - for a snapshot, but his effort flies over the bar. The Turks have stepped up a gear in the last few minutes and have fired off a couple of warning shots to the Magpies now, although Rob Elliot has yet to make a save this evening.
11mins: Neat build-up from Fener leads to a great opportunity, as Moussa Sow tees up Cristian Baroni after some quick passing but the Brazilian somehow blazes over from ten yards. He's a defensive midfielder who found himself in an unfamiliar position - and it showed with that finish.
10mins: There have been no further chances at either end but the Magpies have certainly had the upper hand in terms of possession against last season's Turkish runners up, who are wearing all yellow and are backed by a noisy support.
1min: Newcastle, wearing their new home kit, have got us started at the Sonnenseestadion, the home of Austrian side SC Ritzing. There are a couple of late changes in the United line-up with Romain Amalfitano dropping out of the starting XI after picking up a knock in the warm-up, while Papiss Cisse comes onto the bench.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson (Davide Santon 68), James Tavernier, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor; Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana 59), Dan Gosling (Mehdi Abeid 73); Gabriel Obertan (Shola Ameobi 75), Haris Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 46), Sylvain Marveaux (Jonas Gutierrez 59); Demba Ba (Papiss Cisse 68)
Fenerbahce (4-2-3-1): Mert Gunok; Orhan Sam, Bekir Irtegun, Serdar Kesimal, Hasan Ali Kaldirim; Mehmet Topal (Henri Bienvenu 85), Cristian Baroni; Dirk Kuyt (Semih Senturk 68), Alex De Souza (c) (Selcuk Sahin 68), Miroslav Stoch; Moussa Sow (Mehmet Topuz 46)
Subs not used: Serkan Kirintili, Gokhan Gonul, Salih Ucan, Recep Niyaz, Caner Erkin, Ozer Hurmaci, Sezer Ozturk, Volkan Demirel
Referee: Paul Petho