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27 October 2016

The club welcomed Hertha Berlin and Athletic Bilbao to the training ground.

Brighton & Hove Albion had the honour of hosting a Premier League International Cup fixture at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Wednesday evening.

The competition sees 12 of the best development teams in England pit their wits against 12 teams from the continent, as Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin came face to face at Lancing.

The game itself ended in a 2-2 draw; Urtzi Urzelai put Athletic ahead in the Group F match, but Florian Kohls equalised before half-time for Hertha, who took the lead after the break with a penalty from Dominic Pelivan.

Jon Morcillo equalised soon after coming on as a substitute in the 70th minute to ensure both sides claimed a point.


Albion’s head of football administration, Paul Mullen, reflected on the pride of hosting the fixture.

He said, “It was a great honour for the Premier League to select our training ground to host such a prestigious fixture.

“Everyone involved in the preparations for the game deserve a tremendous amount of credit, and I’m pleased that we saw a highly entertaining contest between two fine teams.

“Hopefully it will be the first of many fixtures of this kind to be hosted here.”

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