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Minute-By-Minute Guide For A Great Weekend of Sport


For sports fans, there’s quite the weekend ahead. Here’s how to enjoy every moment of it.

When you leave work on Friday afternoon, the real fun begins. Take a couple of hours now while you have it to do some all-important prep work. Have all devices fully charged, fridge stocked, ultra-optimistic accas placed and make any necessary fantasy football changes.

Friday evening has an assortment of events for our more hipster fans. Las Palmas take on Espanyol over in Spain on Sky Sports 5, Preston meet Burnley in the Championship on Sky Sports 1 if that’s what you’re into. Hamburg host Werder Bremen on BT Sport which kicks off at 7:30. I suggest give that a try for a while until the Spanish and English action kicks off later.

If the football isn’t doing it for you, try the rugby on BT. Harlequins host Grenoble at 7:45.

during the European Rugby Challenge Cup pool three match between Harlequins and Cardiff Blues at the Twickenham Stoop on January 17, 2016 in London, England.

Try and catch some golf over on Sky after the game.

If you’re at all disappointed by the evening’s action, just wait for Saturday to start.


Be sure to stay in bed for as long as possible on Saturday, you’ll need the rest. There’s some early morning Super Rugby action if that’s your thing. Unless you’re really dedicated, set the alarm for about 11:30. When you do rise, get the fry on immediately. Plant yourself in your favourite spot with resources to prevent you from having to move for 12-16 hours.

First up is some action from the Premier League. Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City host Stoke at 12:45 on Sky Sports 1. If the reverse fixture is anything to go by, it should be a cracker.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on February 11, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
After that finishes, Sarcacens meet Wasps in all-English Rugby Champions Cup semi-final on Sky Sports One at 3. Meanwhile, over on Setanta, Liverpool take on Newcastle in what will be a very one sided match in all likelihood. Maybe keep it playing on the laptop while the rugby is on. Gillette Soccer Saturday is ideal for your third device.

Directly after the 3 o’clockers is some more tantalising action. You can watch Roberto Martinez’s last stand as Everton battle Manchester United at Wembley. Catch that on BBC at 5:15. Athletico Madrid face Malaga in front of the Sky cameras at 5.

More oval-ball action is available on Sky as Montpellier play the Dragons.

After all that, you’ve got some quality time with MSN as they host Sporting Gijon on Sky. Eibar and Deportivo’s clash follows as does some Stateside soccer and French football but some fresh air and seeing other people might be more important at this stage.

Now comes the point you need to make a big decision, do you hit the hay and set the alarm or power through to UFC 197. Some enticing prelims might keep you up but the alarm is probably the way to go. BT Sport 2’s Main Card coverage starts at 4AM. Jon Jones takes on Ovince Saint Preux in the main event.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

A decent choice on Sunday for a football fan:
Levante Vs Athletic Bilbao 11:00
Sunderland Vs Arsenal 2:05
Monchengladbach Vs Hoffenheim 2:30
Sevilla Vs Real Betis 3:00
Crystal Palace vs Watford 4:00
Leicester City Vs Swansea City 4:15
Getafe Vs Valencia 5:15
Villarreal Vs Real Sociedad 7:30
Fiorentina vs Juventus 7:45
San Jose Earthquakes Vs Sporting Kansas City 8:55

TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 13: Federico Bernardeschi (R) of ACF Fiorentina is challenged by Patrice Evra (L) of Juventus FC during the Serie A match betweeen Juventus FC and ACF Fiorentina at Juventus Arena on December 13, 2015 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

The second semi-final in the Rugby Champions Cup is on BT at 3:15 with Leicester facing Racing Metro.

There’s some basketball on BT at 8:30 with Steph Curry’s Warriors travelling to the Rockets but other than that it’s football all the way on Sunday, topping off what’s sure to be a brilliant weekend of sport.


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This article was written by a member of The PA Team.