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