Ulsan vs Perak, United vs Liverpool, Carabao Cup Final: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 19 February 2019 264
Ulsan vs Perak, United vs Liverpool, Carabao Cup Final: What to watch this week
For our Astro Sports Pack customers who love to watch football, this week cannot get any better, with exciting matches taking place in not only Europe but also Asia and Australia. Here are seven games you should keep an eye on, as well as three other non-football events, on Astro and Astro GO this week. (coverage is subject to change)

AFF U-22 Youth Championship: Malaysia vs Cambodia

Schedule: Monday, February 18 @ 7:30pm
Channel: Astro Arena
Malaysia kick off against host nation Cambodia in the AFF U-22 Youth Championship, held for only the second time since the inaugural edition in 2005 — the young Tigers finished fourth back then. Besides being a chance to bag international honour, it serves as a warm up for Ong Kim Swee's boys for the 2020 AFC U-23 qualifying tournament later in March.

FA Cup: Chelsea vs Manchester United

Schedule: Tuesday, February 19 @ 3:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
It's a rematch of the 2018 FA Cup final but plenty has changed since then. For instance, neither teams have the same managers — Antoine Conte was sacked by Chelsea in July before Jose Mourinho followed suit five months later. Other than that, this match kick-starts a week that will arguably define Chelsea's season, while it could potentially be Manchester United's only chance for silverware this season.

AFC Champions League qualifying: Ulsan Hyundai vs Perak

Schedule: Tuesday, February 19 @ 6:30pm
Channel: Fox Sports
Perak are one match away from joining fellow Malaysian Super League side Johor Darul Ta'zim in the 2019 AFC Champions League group stage, with 2012 winners Ulsan Hyundai standing in their way. A victory will send them back to an elite Asian club football competition since 1971.

UCL: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus

Schedule: Thursday, February 21 @ 4:00am
Channel: beIN Sports Max
"Dread it, run for it, destiny still arrives." Thanos might have been the one saying it in The Avengers: Infinity War, but it could very well be Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to Atletico Madrid. During his time at Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar became the most prolific goal-scorer in the Madrid derby with 22 goals and played a key role in beating Diego Simeone's team every time both sides met in the UEFA Champions League. Now returning to the city of Madrid for the first time since joining Juventus, can Ronaldo repeat the trick?

ONE Championship: Call to Greatness

Schedule: Friday, February 22 @ 8:30pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
The ONE Championship returns to Singapore for another thrilling night this Friday, featuring ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex against American sensation Janet Todd for the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title in the main card. The event is also set to feature several Southeast Asian fighters including Malaysian fighter Ev Ting, who takes on Turkey's Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals.

A-League: Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City

Schedule: Saturday, February 23 @ 4:50pm
Channel: beIN Sports
Local pride aside, Victory must beat their neighbours this Saturday to keep up with league leaders Perth Glory, who are nine points ahead of them and play against the struggling Western Sydney Wanderers this weekend.

Six Nations Championship: Wales vs England

Schedule: Sunday, February 24 @ 12:45am
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
After two rounds of the 2019 Six Nations Championship, only Wales and England remain unbeaten and in contention for both Grand Slam and Triple Crown honours, and they are set to square off this weekend.

NBA: Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

Schedule: Sunday, February 24 @ 9:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4
Although Steph Curry and Co. came out on top in last year's Western Conference Finals, the Rockets have had the bragging rights this season. They have already beaten them twice, including a memorable 135-134 win in January that saw James Harden cap off a 20-point comeback by drilling a three-point winner in overtime. Can Houston make it three wins in a row over the NBA champions?

BPL: Manchester United vs Liverpool

Schedule: Sunday, February 24 @ 9:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
When Sunday comes, Liverpool have a chance of doing a double over their arch-rivals, after winning 3-1 at Anfield earlier in the season, which is something they haven't done since the 2013/14 season. Of course, it will not be an easy task, especially with Manchester United enjoying a turn of fortune ironically after that loss, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing Jose Mourinho and guiding the Red Devils to 10 wins in 12 matches.

Carabao Cup Final: Chelsea vs Manchester City

Schedule: Monday, February 25 @ 12:25am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
After facing Manchester United in the FA Cup and Malmo in the UEFA Europa League, Chelsea have an EFL Cup final meeting with Manchester City. It is also a chance for redemption for Maurizio Sarri's side, who were on the receiving end of a 6-0 humbling less than two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's side can become the first team to defend the trophy since Manchester United last did it in 2010.

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