Roma to play in Puerta trophy

Italian giants AS Roma have been confirmed as Sevilla’s opponents for this year’s Antonio Puerta trophy at Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.

This will be the ninth edition of the trophy, which is held annually to commemorate the life of the former Sevilla star who died after suffering multiple heart attacks in 2007.

The encounter see’s the return of former Los Rojiblancos sporting director Monchi to the stadium for the first time, and will come just a week before Sevilla compete in the Champions League preliminary qualifiers.

Last season the trophy was held in November due to ongoing construction work at the stadium, with Boca Juniors running out 4-3 victors.

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