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Ben Arfa desperate for Newcastle to progress in Europa League

Hatem Ben Arfa has urged Newcastle to make the most of their scoreless draw in Russia against Anzhi Makhachkala and progress into the Europa League quarter-finals. That gives them every chance of progressing when the two sides reconvene at St James' Park next Thursday evening.

He said: "We can now finish the job. Next week we have a great chance, we have the chance to win with our team.

"St James' Park will be a different game now. We were solid and we tried to keep the ball, but it was a night when we didn't have too many chances to score.

"I think 0-0 though is a good scoreline. We always prefer to score a goal or two, of course, but this gives us a good chance to get through."

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