Schalke 04 Cup Draw Made
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
The draw for the Schalke 04 Cup has been made, with Newcastle facing Malaga and Schalke 04 in the pre-season tournament
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
The draw for the Schalke 04 Cup has been made, with Newcastle United facing Malaga and Schalke 04 in the pre-season tournament across the first weekend in August.
All the fixtures will be played at the VELTINS-Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, which has a capacity of 61,482 and hosted the 2004 Champions League final and five matches in the 2006 World Cup.
The Magpies will open the tournament with a game against La Liga outfit Malaga on Saturday, 2nd August (3.30pm kick-off), before closing the competition on Sunday, 3rd August against hosts Schalker 04 (5.30pm kick-off).
Barclays Premier League rivals West Ham United are the fourth team in the competition, but Newcastle will not play Sam Allardyce's men.
Schalke 04 Cup Fixtures
Saturday, 2nd August:
Malaga v Newcastle United (3.30pm kick-off)
Schalke 04 v West Ham United (5.30pm kick-off)
Sunday, 3rd August:
Malaga v West Ham United (3.30pm kick-off)
Schalke 04 v Newcastle United (5.30pm kick-off)