Where are they now? The Newcastle United squad that returned to European competition at Atromitos

Members of the Magpies squad that night suffered mixed fortunes following their departures from St James Park.

It is ten years in August since Newcastle United returned to European football after a five-year absence in a Europa League tie at Greek club Atromitos.

Memories of a surprise challenge for a Champions League place during the previous season were still fresh in the mind as a Magpies squad boasting the talents of Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa prepared for another assault at the top four.

An underwhelming Premier League season saw the club flirt with relegation and it was their run to the Europa League quarter-final that provided a much-needed spark to the campaign.

That run all started on a baking hot afternoon in Greece and Alan Pardew’s Magpies battled to a 1-1 win against their hosts before going on to progress into the group stages with a narrow win in the second leg at St James Park.

But who carried the hopes of the United faithful as they returned to European competition at the Peristeri Stadium in Athens?

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