In a rather unexpected outcome, Newcastle showcased their best form in a while as they destroyed Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday afternoon before heading to Paris to face PSG at the Parc des Princes.
However, the victory came paired with a couple of negative news for the Magpies, who will miss two players for their clash against PSG early next week.
The international break proved a boon for Newcastle, who had struggled in their previous outings, offering the team a chance to recover and beat Chelsea badly last Saturday.
Alexander Isak and Miguel Almiron were among the standout performers. Anthony Gordon and 17-year-old midfielder Lewis Miley started the game and were also excellent.
After the game, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe announced that midfielder Joe Willock, who had recently returned after a lengthy absence, suffered a new injury in training ahead of the game against Chelsea that will leave him out of near-future games.
On top of Willock's setback, fellow midfielder Sean Longstaff, Willock's natural replacement and the third scorer in the first game between PSG and NUFC, remained sidelined despite hopes for a return were dashed last weekend.
Eddie Howe, in a post-match press conference, disclosed that Longstaff is unlikely to be fit for the upcoming clash in Paris on Tuesday evening with only three days between the game against Chelsea and the one at PSG.
The absence of both Willock and Longstaff forced the inclusion of the young Lewis Miley in the starting lineup against Chelsea, and although he was fantastic it has also raised concerns around Newcastle about how capable of handling European competition the youngster will be next week.