'Stick together' - Newcastle United issued with PSG safety warning ahead of Champions League trip

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Newcastle United supporters have been advised ahead of their Champions League trip to Paris.

Newcastle United supporters have been warned about safety measures ahead of the club's upcoming Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on November 28.

The Magpies' final group away match will see them try to recreate their 4-1 win against the Parisian side last month. It's considered a must-win for Eddie Howe's team to keep their European journey alive.

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United currently sit in fourth position in the 'Group of Death' after back-to-back defeats to Borussia Dortmund.

Before the game kicks off thousands of Geordies will be making the pilgrimage to the French Capital to watch the Toon in action and Newcastle United Supporters' Club have issued important information regarding fan meet-ups and safety.

According to the fan group the Paris police will be providing no formal escort for United supporters as they make their way to the Parc de Princes. There will however be a large police presence in the area.

"Supporters will be asked to use the Metro (Line 9) to the stadium," wrote NUSC. "There will be no formal police escort however there will be a police presence in the area and on the metro itself.

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"Supporters are asked not to walk around the stadium and avoid the opposite end of the stadium to where we will be. We also ask for supporters to stick together."

Fans will have the opportunity to gather before the game with permission having been granted to create a fanzone similar to those in Milan and Dortmund.

"We have been given permission to use Boulonge-Billancourt as a fanzone area (similar to Markt Square and Milan canal). No tickets are needed for bars in this area and free to use for all supporters," NUSC continued. "We recommend using Corcoran's Boulogne as a meeting point before heading to other bars in the area to avoid overcrowding. There are around 24 bars in the area - majority will be showing the match for supporters without tickets."

PSG will also be striving for a positive result against Newcastle after they lost to AC Milan.

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After the defeat Kylian Mbappe said: "It's a defeat, it hurts. But we have to look forward. We still have our destiny in our hands and we're going to do everything we can to win at home and give ourselves some breathing space in this group.

"The fans? I'd like to thank the fans for their support. On the pitch, we didn't do what we wanted to do, but they were there, they encouraged us and we're going to react well against Newcastle.

"What about the last two games? We'll play our first game at home. We have a lot of confidence at home. So the first game is at home, we've got to go and win it and then we've got to make progress for this last away game."

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