Sunderland announce Benfica B & Primeria Liga outfit as pre-season opponents

Sunderland have announced who they will face during their pre-season tour of Portugal this summer.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 5:50 pm
Sunderland have announced two of their pre-season friendly opponents.

The Black Cats travel to Faro in Portugal on Wednesday July 17 and will face Benfica’s second team the day after.

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The Wearside club concludes the tour with a second friendly against Primeria Liga side Belenenses on Saturday July 20.

Managed by Nuno Oliveira and nicknamed The Bethlehem, Belenenses finished mid-table in Portugal’s top division last campaign so should provide Jack Ross’ men with a stern test.

Both games kick-off at 7:30pm and will be played at the Municipal de Albufeira with tickets priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions – and the club have strongly urged supporters to book in advance.