Newcastle United face Metalist Kharkiv in the knock-out stage of the Europa League, but what to travelling fans need to know?
Alcohol in Ukraine is significantly cheaper than in the UK with the average pint costing 50p, but we have been told it will cost closer to £2 a pint in Kharkiv.
A pack of cigarettes can cost between 92p and £1.16.
Kharkiv, also spelled Kharkov, is a city in the North East of Ukraine and the team play in the Ukrainian Premier League.
It is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of the country and one of the city’s best-known landmarks is Freedom Square.
The square is the ninth largest in Europe.
Kharkiv is also home to the largest market in Ukraine, the Barabashovo.
Newcastle will make a round trip of over 3,500 miles.
The currency in Ukraine is the Hryvnia with an exchange rate of around 1 Hryvnia to 8p.
They were founded in 1925 and originally played in the Soviet football system.
They play at the Metalist Stadium which has a UEFA capacity of 37,750 which was upgraded for the recent European Championships held in Poland and Ukraine.
They are managed by Myron Markevych and have finished third in the Ukranian top flight for the last six seasons consecutively.
UEFA ranks them as the 28th best team in Europe, 61 places above Newcastle.
Kharkiv won Group K in qualification ahead of German side Bayer Leverkusen by virtue of their better record over the second-placed side.
The squad is made up primarily of home-grown Ukranian players and both Argentinian and Brazilian players.
Their squad also contains one Serbian, Milan Obradovic, and Senegalese defender Papa Gueye who is an international teammate of United striker Papiss Cisse
Metalist’s top scorer in the Europa League after qualification is Brazilian midfielder Cleiton Xavier.
The 29-year-old has four goals to his name and played in five of the club’s six Europa League matches.
Metalist have an improving record in the competition and reached the quarter-final stage last season, the furthest they have gone to date.
They have conceded four goals in their Europa League campaign so far and have lost once in their last eight games in the competition.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the first-leg of the tie at St James' Park as Papiss Cisse saw two goals disallowed for offisde.
Metalist are captained by 37-year-old goalkeeper Oleksandr Horyainov whose hobbies include reading and fishing.
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