Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Benfica – Pre-Season Friendly

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Sheffield Wednesday continued their 100% pre-season record with an impressive 1-0 win over 35-time Portuguese champions Benfica on Wednesday evening.

Fernando Forestieri’s well-taken first half goal was enough to earn the Owls victory against the twice European champions in Hillsborough’s first match over the new campaign.

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Hallam 0-6 Sheffield Wednesday – Pre-Season Friendly

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A young Sheffield Wednesday side outclassed Hallam with a dominant 6-0 victory at Sandygate on Monday evening.

Three goals in six first half minutes gave the Owls a 3-0 advantage at the break. Three more came in the second period – including a Devante Rodney spot kick and a Simon Mirfin own goal, to complete a comfortable outing for the youngsters.

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Chesterfield 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday – Pre-Season Friendly

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Chesterfield got their pre-season campaign underway with a defeat as first half goals from Kieran Lee and Fernando Forestieri earned Sheffield Wednesday a comfortable 2-0 victory.

The Owls started the contest strongly and Lee converted Jack Hunt’s cross from close range to open the scoring in the ninth minute.

Nineteen minutes later, Forestieri finished off a good move from the visitors with a low strike past goalkeeper Ryan Fulton to double the advantage.

From then on the outcome never really looked in doubt, despite a few decent opportunities for the Spireites, and Wednesday saw out victory in a second half that lacked any real flow or urgency.

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Euro 2016 – Part Three – Romania 1-1 Switzerland (Group A)

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Day three of my European Championship journey and I was back to watching live football as we headed to PSG’s Parc des Princes for the Group A game between Switzerland and Romania, before spending the evening soaking up the incredible atmosphere of a French game in the Eiffel Tower fanzone.

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