Magpies to host Fiorentina

The Magpies will take on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men at St James’ Park

on Saturday, August 6 (kick-off 3pm). Fiorentina, who boast former

Celtic keeper Artur Boruc and Italy striker Alberto Gilardino among

their ranks, finished ninth in the league last season. It will be

the first time the two sides have met since the final of the

1972-73 Anglo-Italian Cup in Florence, a game Newcastle won 2-1.