By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Newcastle United will kick off their Europa League campaign with a trip to the island of Madeira to face Maritimo on Thursday, 20th September.
The fixtures for the Magpies' foray into Europe have now been announced, shortly after they were drawn in Group D of the competition alongside Bordeaux, Club Brugge and Maritimo.
And, after starting away at Maritimo, who play in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, United then have back-to-back home games against Bordeaux (4th October) and Brugge (25th October).
On 8th November the Magpies are back on their travels, heading to Brugge, before taking on Maritimo on Tyneside (22nd November) and finishing off away in Bordeaux (6th December).
Newcastle United Europa League fixtures
(All kick-offs listed are Central European Time)
Thursday, 20th September, 2012 - CS Maritimo v Newcastle United (7pm kick-off CET)
Thursday, 4th October, 2012 - Newcastle United v FC Girondins de Bordeaux (9.05pm kick-off CET)
Thursday, 25th October, 2012 - Newcastle United v Club Brugge (9.05pm kick-off CET)
Thursday, 8th November, 2012 - Club Brugge v Newcastle United (7pm kick-off CET)
Thursday, 22nd November, 2012 - Newcastle United v CS Maritimo (9.05pm kick-off CET)
Thursday, 6th December, 2012 - FC Girondins de Bordeaux v Newcastle United (7pm kick-off CET)
All fixtures are subject to final confirmation by UEFA