SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Benfica v Panathinaikos in Toronto

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Benfica v Panathinaikos in Toronto

Toronto’s BMO Field will host an International Friendly this Sunday as Greek Superleague Champions Panathinaikos take on Portuguesa Liga Champions SL Benfica.

Benfica, who will play New England Revolution at Gillette Satdium on Wednesday, will travel north of the boreder with their star players Nuno Gomes and Javier Saviola in tow.

Panathinaikos, who won the Greek League by six points ahead of rivals Olympiakos will field a squad heavily depleted by World Cup Duty, but will still have Sebastian Leto and Simao Mate Junior on display.

Toronto, which possesses vibrant Greek and Portuguese communities which the organizers hope will drive a sell-out at BMO.

Toronto FC will be playing the New England Revolution the day before at 1pm ET, the match was moved up from 4pm so Toronto fans could have a chance to watch the Champions League final later that day.

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