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May: Ones to Watch

26th April 2016

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the key live sporting fixtures coming up during May, including some top European football and rugby ties, as well as the FA Cup Final


Sunday May 1

1pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: Russian Grand Prix
High-octane action from Sochi. Lewis Hamilton has won this race on the last two occasions. Taking the other two podium positions in 2015 were Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez.


Sunday May 1

1.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester United v Leicester City
Leicester City are in touching distance of making historyand will be desperate to maintain their tilt at the title right up until the moment when the Premier League trophy is safely in their hands.


Sunday May 1

4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Southampton v Manchester City
The final weeks of the season always throws up plenty of surprises and there are sure to be several twists and turns before the teams head off on their summer break.


Monday May 2

8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Cricket: County Championship - Division One: Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire
Yorkshire have made no secret of their aim to win the County Championship title for the third time in a row. A key man in helping them do that will be leading batsman Adam Lyth.


Monday May 2

8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League:Chelsea v Tottenham
The Blues may be out of contention for both the title and a place in next season’s Champions League but they will still not give an inch against their fellow Londoners on their home turf, particularly with Spurs aiming for a top-four finish.


Tuesday May 3

7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Semi-Final, 2nd leg - Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid
The teams must jump this penultimate hurdle before they can claim a place in the prestigious final to be staged at the San Siro Stadium in Milan.


Wednesday May 4

7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Semi-Final, 2nd Leg - Real Madrid v Man City
The world will be watching as two of European football’s best teams battle it out for a place in the showpiece Final. There is sure to be plenty of drama throughout.


Wednesday May 11

8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Liverpool v Chelsea
This should be a highly competitive encounter with little to separate the teams in the table for much of the season. Manager Jurgen Klopp will be aiming to finish his first term in charge at Anfield with a string of positive performances.


Saturday May 14

5.45pm
BT Sport
European Rugby Champions Cup: Final - Racing 92 v Saracens
Action from the Grand Stade de Lyon in France as two European rugby heavyweights go head-to-head for the title. The spotlight will inevitably fall on Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter, the former All Black. 


Sunday May 15

1pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: Spanish Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg nicked a close result against his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the 2015 edition of this race.


Wednesday May 18

7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Europa League: Final
The winners of this game will qualify for next season’s Champions League but will also claim a major piece of silverware. The current Europa League holders are Sevilla who beat FK Dnipro 3-2 in last year’s Final at the National Stadium, Warsaw.


Saturday May 21

3pm
Sky Sports
Scottish FA Cup Final: Rangers v Hibernian
Action from Hampden Park. Last season saw 10-man Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Falkirk 2-1 thanks to a late goal from James Vincent.


Saturday May 21

5pm
BT Sport
FA Cup Final: Crystal Palace v Manchester United
One of the highlights of the English sporting calendar as two teams run out at Wembley to compete for the fabled trophy. Arsenal won 4-0 last year against Aston Villa. They were knocked out in the quarter-finals this time around.


Thursday May 26

10am
Sky Sports 4 HD
Golf: BMW PGA Championship
The flagship European Tour event continues at Wentworth in Surrey. Taking place on the iconic West Course, the event invariably attracts a world-class field. Last year the event was won by An Byeong-hun of South Korea.


Saturday May 28

3pm
BT Sport
Rugby: Aviva Premiership Final
A long, gruelling season comes to an end in the Aviva Premiership. Saracens are the reigning champions, having despatched Bath in comprehensive fashion in last year’s Final.


Saturday May 28

5pm
Sky Sports
Championship Play-Off Final
Renowned as one of the most valuable matches in world football, the winner of this game will get a golden ticket into the hugely lucrative Barclays Premier League. Tensions are sure to be running high amongst players, fans and the management alike.


Saturday May 28

7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Final
The San Siro Stadium in Milan hosts this showpiece event featuring the two best teams in Europe. Barcelona are the holders, having beaten Juventus 3-1 in Berlin.


Also coming up...


Thursday May 5

7pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Premier League Darts


Thursday May 12

7pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Premier League Darts


Saturday May 14

9am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Rugby Sevens: Paris


Thursday May 19

7pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Premier League Darts


Saturday May 21

9.20am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Sevens: London - Day 1


Sunday May 29

2.45pm
Sky Sports 3 HD
International Rugby: England v Wales


Sunday May 29

3pm
Sky Sports
Football: League One Play-Off Final


Monday May 30

3pm
Sky Sports
Football: League Two Play-Off Final

 

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