Pic Special: Chemnitzer FC 1 Newcastle 0
United's new home shirt was on display on Friday evening, but the Magpies were unable to make it a winning start to pre-season as they went down 1-0 against Chemnitzer FC.
Anton Fink bagged the only goal of the game with just nine minutes on the clock, putting the finishing touch on a fine breakaway by the German third division side.
Regardless of the result, it was a good workout for a largely youthful United side, and manager Alan Pardew will have been pleased to see a number of his players get some crucial minutes under their belts so early in the pre-season schedule.
With Club Photographer Ian Horrocks still making his way across Europe to meet up with the squad, it was left to Club Reporter Anthony Marshall to man the camera and create this exclusive gallery of match action.