Burton to host Benfica

Date published: Tuesday 19th May 2015 4:29

The Portuguese giants, who at the weekend retained their league title, will visit the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday, July 21 with kick off at 7.45pm.

Burton chairman Ben Robinson said: “After securing promotion to League One for the first time in the club’s history it will be an exciting season for our fans and what better curtain raiser than a prestige friendly against one of the best known clubs in Europe who boast a squad of international stars.

“The game comes as we celebrate our 65th anniversary and will be a great family occasion that we are sure will see a large crowd at the Pirelli Stadium and a great atmosphere.”

As well as hosting the two-time European champions, Burton have also pre-season fixtures lined up against Gresley Rovers (July 1), Mickleover Sports (July 4), Wolves (July 14), Birmingham (July 25), Leicester (July 29) and Derby (August 1), with just the Gresley and Mickleover games away from the Pirelli Stadium.

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