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Villarreal “U-23” team to face Benfica on Wednesday

Our winning side in this competition two years ago
Allen Dodson

Villarreal have named their squad to play Benfica tomorrow in the first match of this year’s Premier League International Cup for us. B-team coach Javi Calleja is at the helm, and the team is:

  • Keepers: Josele and Vicent Bellmunt.
  • Defenders: Franquesa, Ramón Bueno, Juan 'Ibiza', Roger Riera, Quintillà, Migue and Genís
  • Midfielders: Lozano, Imanol, Morlanes, Pedrito, Raba and Cedrés.

Strikers: Dalmau, Darío, Simón and Franco Acosta.

The match against Benfica will be played at the grandly named American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, otherwise known as Brighton and Hove Albion’s training ground. It’s in Lancing, not too far from the train station; if anyone from the London area can make it down there to support our youngsters, please do!

We will play West Ham’s youth team on October 4 at Dagenham and Redbridge, and Tottenham on November 14 at Stevenage. Endavant Villarreal!!