Your guide to an incredible weekend of sport and how to watch it all 1 year ago

Your guide to an incredible weekend of sport and how to watch it all

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This is going to be one of the best sporting weekends of the year.


There is some amazing sport on over the weekend, from the Champions League final to the Heineken Champions Cup final and the most prestigious race on the Formula 1 calendar.

And here is how to watch it with a NOW Sports and Sports Extra Membership.

Friday, May 27.


The sporting action begins on Friday with the practice sessions for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, the seventh race of the Formula 1 season.

The Monaco Grand Prix is the most prestigious race on the F1 circuit, and one of the most challenging, with overtaking difficult on the narrow streets.

Coverage of the practice session gets underway on Friday afternoon at 12:30 pm, and you can stream it with a NOW Sports Membership.


Saturday, May 28.

The F1 Monaco Grand Prix continues on Saturday with the qualifying session. Coverage begins at 2 pm and you can stream it with a NOW Sports Membership.

The focus then turns to rugby and the Heineken Champions Cup final between Leinster and La Rochelle at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. Leinster are aiming to win their fifth Heineken Champions Cup.

The Irish province have fallen short in the tournament in recent years.


Leo Cullen's side lost to La Rochelle in the semi-finals last year, and Saracens beat them in the 2019 final. In Saturday's final, they will face a familiar foe.

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle team reached the Heineken Champions Cup final after beating Racing 92 in the semi-finals.

O'Gara is aiming to take a step further than last season when La Rochelle lost to Toulouse in the final. The Munster legend is also looking to win his first Heineken Champions Cup as a coach.

You can stream the match with a NOW Sports Extra Membership. Coverage begins at 4 pm and kick-off is at 4:45 pm.


After the rugby wraps up, the focus switches from Marseille to Paris and the Champions League final, where Real Madrid face Liverpool in European football's showpiece final.

For the second time in four years, the pair meet in the final, and the Reds will be hoping for a better result this time. Real Madrid won 3-1 in the 2018 final, and Mohamed Salah was forced off injured.

Jurgen Klopp's team have improved immeasurably since that night, while Real Madrid have declined after losing Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos. The Spanish champions, however, have upset the odds all season

Carlo Ancelotti's team recorded dramatic comeback victories over Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City en route to the final. Karim Benzema has scored 15 goals in the tournament so far and, along with Luka Modric, he will be crucial to Madrid's chances on Saturday.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will be favourites for the match after cruising through every challenge in the tournament so far. Jurgen Klopp has assembled arguably the best Liverpool squad in history, but, after a gruelling season, injuries and fatigue could make this an even encounter.

Salah and Virgil van Dijk should be available for the final after recent injury scares, but Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho are in a race to be fit in time.

You can stream the Champions League final with a NOW Sports Extra Membership. Coverage begins at 6 pm and kick-off is at 8 pm.

Sunday, May 29.

The F1 Monaco Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.

World champion Max Verstappen won the race last year and the Red Bull driver comes into Sunday's race leading the standings. But Monaco-native Charles Leclerc is only six points behind his rival and the Ferrari driver finished in pole position in qualifying for this race last year.

Coverage begins at 1:55 pm and you can stream the race live with a NOW Sports Membership.

After Monaco, the action switches to London and the Championship play-off final between Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest at Wembley.

The play-off final has been dubbed the most lucrative match in world football, as the winning side will be promoted to the Premier League where they will be guaranteed roughly €100m.

Huddersfield were last in the Premier League between 2017 and 2019. Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, have not been in the English top flight since 1999. The stakes couldn't higher at Wembley.

You can stream the match, which kicks off at 4:30 pm, with a NOW Sports Membership.

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