Sheffield Wednesday have today confirmed that we will face La Liga side Villarreal CF in our pre-season build-up plans.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) June 13, 2018
With Wednesday fans looking for good news across a slow summer so far, the announcement of this game has certainly ramped up a little bit of excitement ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and they are scheduled to visit Hillsborough on Saturday, July 28th for a 3pm kick-off.
The Estadio de la Ceramica based outfit, qualified for the Europa League group stages with a fifth-place finish in the Spanish top-flight last season and they are a regular feature in European competitions. Last season’s adventure saw them top Group A in the Europa League before going out over two legs to French Lyon in the knockout stage.
They last qualified for the Champions League competition back in the season of 2015/16 having secured a fourth-place finish in La Liga.
This game becomes our third pre-season fixture of the summer and the plum home tie will be a real test for Jos Luhukay’s boys with the Championship season beginning one week later.
Lincoln (A) July 13
Mansfield (A) July 24
Valencia (H) July 28
no they're French
— Trunch????⚽⛳ (@Trunch81) June 13, 2018
— SWFC Argentina (@SWFCArgentina) June 13, 2018
Can’t you move it to Sunday, I’ve got York races on Saturday ????????
— Liam 5️⃣???? Roe (@Roemeister86) June 13, 2018
Well done for making an effort this year!
— Julius Pepperwood – Northampton Owls (@yorkshirejesus7) June 13, 2018
Easy 3 points. Bring em on
— Stephen Gerech (@StevieG0v0) June 13, 2018
— Joshuaaa® (@Joshbamforth1) June 13, 2018
Not bad at all, looking forward to it!
— Rich Hargreaves (@rkhargreaves) June 13, 2018
That will be a great game!
— ConcedingCorners (@ConcedingYT) June 13, 2018
One to look forward too.
— Grant Roberts (@GrantR_1867) June 13, 2018