Barcelona 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (1-5 on agg) – Supercopa de España

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Athletic Bilbao lifted the 2015 Supercopa de España at Barcelona’s Camp Nou, defeating the La Liga and Copa Del Rey champions 5-1 on aggregate.

Having led 4-0 after a remarkable first leg in Bilbao, Athletic defended valiantly against the efforts of their attacking opponents and Aritz Aduriz’s 74th minute goal ensured they lifted their first title since 1984.

On a personal level, this evening’s game saw me fulfill a lifelong dream of witnessing a match at the largest stadium in Europe and, as an extra bonus, seeing four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi play and score for Barcelona.

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Sheffield United 2-0 Chesterfield – League 1

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A brace from 19 year old Che Adams handed Sheffield United a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield on the competitive home debut of new boss Nigel Adkins.

It was a tight battle between these two local rivals, who both fell short in the League 1 play offs last season, but goals at the start of either half proved to be killer blows as the Blades secured their first three points of the season.

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Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 Mansfield Town – Capital One Cup 1st Round

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Sheffield Wednesday comfortably defeated lower league opponents Mansfield Town 4-1 at Hillsborough to book their place in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Headed goals from Portugese duo Lucas Joao and Jose Semedo put the hosts in a dominating position inside 20 minutes.

A late first half rally rewarded the Stags with a goal of their own from Ryan Tafazolli, but the outcome rarely looked in doubt and the Owls completed a comfortable evening with second half goals from Kieran Lee and debutant Modou Sougou.

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Chesterfield 3-1 Barnsley – League 1

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The Dean Saunders era got off to the perfect start as Chesterfield turned around an early deficit to defeat local rivals Barnsley 3-1 at the Proact Stadium.

A nightmare start to the new campaign saw the Spireites fall behind to a Conor Wilkinson goal after just four minutes, but second half strikes from Jay O’Shea, debutant Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and captain Sam Morsy gave the home side victory as they turned the contest around in style and got the 2015/16 campaign underway with a victory.

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Y Not Festival 2015

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Y Not Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in style with an impressive line up that included Snoop Dogg, Primal Scream, Johnny Marr, Reverend & The Makers, Don Broco, Young Guns, Deaf Havana and hundreds more across an exciting weekend in Derbyshire.

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Tramlines Festival 2015

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Tramlines Festival returned to Sheffield between the 24th and 26th July 2015 for its biggest and best year yet. Hundreds of acts performed at venues across the city as the event, which sold out for the first time in its seven year history, proved yet again to be one of the most exciting weekends of the year.

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Chesterfield 1-3 Hull City – Pre Season Friendly

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Dean Saunders’ first home game as Chesterfield manager ended in defeat against a strong Hull City side on Tuesday 21st July 2015.

Despite the loss, there were plenty of positives for the Spireites to take as they started brightest and took the lead inside 20 minutes through an Ian Evatt header.

But the away side, who were only relegated from the top flight last season, grew as the evening wore on and goals from Harry Maguire, Andrew Robertson and Calaum Jahraldo-Martin earned Hull a 3-1 victory.

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