Villa line up cup challenge in Portugal

Aston Villa will take on Benfica and Feyenoord in the space of 24 hours in the Guadiana Cup in Portugal as part of their build up to the new season.

Martin O’Neill’s side will face Feyenoord on July 31 and then Benfica the following day at the San Antonio Stadium in the Eastern Algarve.

Feyenoord and Benfica kick off the tournament on July 30.

Last summer Villa prepared for the new season in style by winning the Peace Cup in Spain, defeating Juventus in the final.

Tickets are now on general sale with Villa having been allocated 1,500 and the €35 asking price ensures entry for all three games.

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