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Sunderland U23s fall to European final defeat

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10:04pm 17th May 2017
(Updated 6:42am 18th May 2017)

A spirited young Sunderland side fell to a 5-0 defeat to Porto in the Premier League International Cup.

The Portugeuse side showed their class, going into the break 3-0 up. It could have been more but Sunderland keeper Max Stryjek saved a penalty, carrying on the goalkeeping heroics of Jordan Pickford from Tuesday night. 

A competition-record 18,317 fans were in support of the U23's, but another two goals in quick succession in the second half from the visitors finished off a comprehensive victory.

The Wearsiders worked hard but were outplayed by an impressive FC Porto B, bringing this seasons action at the Stadium of Light to an end. 

Porto B with PL international cup

The senior side finish off their season at Chelsea on Sunday, to hear more ahead of that fixture listen to our free podcast 'Into the Light' with former Sunderland striker Michael Proctor and the team here.

Into the Light Evans Halshaw

FINAL

Sunderland 0

FC Porto 5 - Galeno (5, 37) Pereira (45) Kayembe (51) Awaziem (55)

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