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28 July 2019 Venue Hillsborough Attendance

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Sheffield Wednesday
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RCD Espanyol

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Match Previews

Espanyol to round off Owls' pre-season

23 July 2019

Sheffield Wednesday return to Hillsborough for the first time this pre-season on Sunday!

With La Liga side Espanyol visiting S6, there is plenty to look forward to on an action-packed weekend for Wednesday.

The warm-up fixture with the Periquitos will be the Owls’ only pre-season outing on home soil ahead of the Championship curtain-raiser at Readingthe following week.

Espanyol finished seventh in the Spanish top flight in 2018/19 to enter the Europa League at the second qualifying round stage.

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The final friendly of the summer will present a chance for supporters to see new recruits Moses Odubajo, Kadeem Harris and Julian Borner play their maiden game on home soil.

The trio are now well settled in the squad after two European training camps in Portugal and Germany, and a handful of friendlies away from home.

And of course, not to forget our striking new 2019/20 home kit, the fixture will be the first time Wednesday will don the new shirts!

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While at Hillsborough this weekend, make sure to pop into the Megastore and pick up yours with all sizes in good stock!

Ticket prices for the game are as follows; adults £15, under 21 and over 65s £10 and under 17s £5.

See you all on Sunday!

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Match Reports

Report: Owls 2-2 Espanyol

28 July 2019

The Owls wrapped up their pre-season schedule with a 2-2 draw facing La Liga side Espanyol at Hillsborough.

Steven Fletcher gave Wednesday a first half lead before the Spanish outfit were level just four minutes later through Javier Diaz.

Substitute Fernando Forestieri scored a late penalty and it seemed Wednesday were on their way with victory.

But Chinese superstar Wu Lei had the last word, unleashing a stunning strike to give the visitors the draw.

The Owls were good value too, dominating large periods of the contest and Espanyol had goalkeeper Andres Albert to thank for keeping the visitors in the game.

Right from the start, Espanyol were under the cosh and Wednesday twice went close inside the first 15 minutes.

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Adam Reach lofted a shot narrowly over the crossbar before Kieran Lee brought the best out of the busy Albert on the angle.

Then Wednesday carved a clear opportunity when Fletcher sent Reach in on goal but again the midfielder was thwarted by Albert.

A goal was coming and duly arrived on 24 minutes. Barry Bannan sent a delightful first time cross to the back post where Fletcher was on hand to head the hosts into the lead.

But after dominating the early exchanges, the Owls conceded four minutes later against the run of play – and what a strike it was.

Diaz picked up possession just outside the angle of the penalty area and looked up to execute a stunning hit that gave Keiren Westwood no chance.

Wednesday started the second half as they did the first and Didac Rossello got a crucial block in to divert a fierce Reach drive over the crossbar.

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Kadeem Harris forced another fine save from Albert and the Espanyol custodian then denied Jordan Rhodes from close range as the Owls turned the screw.

Albert was called on yet again and got the better of Rhodes as Wednesday went in search of a winner.

And they thought they had found it with 13 minutes to go after Rhodes was felled in the box by Bernardo Zuniga.

The referee pointed to the spot and Forestieri stepped up to send Albert the wrong way.

But just as the Owls were heading for victory, Lei had other idea. The Chinese international found space 25 yards out and struck an incredible shot into the roof of the net to give Espanyol a share of the spoils.

Wednesday: Westwood, Odubajo, Lees (van Aken 81), Borner (Iorfa 46), Palmer, Hutchinson (Pelupessy 62), Bannan (Forestieri 62), Lee, Reach (Winnall 62), Fletcher (Rhodes 56), Joao

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Wednesday v Espanyol

11 July 2019

Sheffield Wednesday host La Liga side Espanyol on Sunday 28 July (3.00pm) in a pre-season friendly.

The summer fixture takes place six days before the Owls travel to Reading for the Sky Bet Championship curtain-raiser on Saturday 3 August.

Tickets for the Hillsborough friendly are now on general sale.

The North and South Stands will be open for this fixture and prices are as follows;

Adults: £15
Under 21s and over 65s: £10
Under 17s: £5

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ticket Office, Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop or by telephone on 03700 201867 (option 1) (£2 booking fee per ticket).

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