Copa Libertadores Final, Malaysia vs Indonesia, Man City vs Chelsea: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 19 November 2019 7204
Copa Libertadores Final, Malaysia vs Indonesia, Man City vs Chelsea: What to watch this week
Club football is back after a short international break, but it is not the only exciting action on Astro and Astro GO this week. Here are some of the live events you should not miss (coverage is subject to change)
 

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Malaysia vs Indonesia


Schedule: Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:45pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Tan Cheng Hoe's Harimau Malaya have got their FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a morale-boosting win over Thailand last week. With just four points behind Vietnam, a victory over Indonesia would keep them within striking distance of the Group G leaders, who face the Thais this week.
 

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Schedule: November 22 - December 2
Channels: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831), Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
The 10th edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and the 20th edition overall, kicks off in Paraguay this week with all eyes surely on Group D, featuring 14-time champions Brazil and 2015 winners Portugal, who face each other on November 24. For Malaysian viewers, there's a bit of national interest as Suhaimi Mat Hassan is one of the match officials at the tournament.
 

ONE Championship: Edge of Greatness


Schedule: Friday, November 22 @ 8:30pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Singapore is set to be the stage for a fight for the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title, with champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defending his belt againts national compatriot Saemapetch Fairtex in the main event. The home crowd also has reasons to be excited as Amir Khan takes on Malaysia's Ev Ting in a lightweight bout and Tiffany Teo is in the ring for a strawweight fight against Brazil's Maira Mazar.
 

Super GT × DTM Dream Race


Schedule: November 23 - 24
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
Two of the world's biggest grand touring car racing series go wheel-to-wheel for a special two-race event at the Fuji International Speedway. The Super GT and DTM representatives aren't confirmed yet at the time of writing, but the event promises to showcase the best of both series together.
 

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets


Schedule: Saturday, November 23 @ 11:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
James Harden single-handedly tore apart the Clippers when they met for the first time this season, but the latter were without the injured Paul George. The six-time NBA All-Star, who was traded from the Oklahmoma City Thunder at the start of the season, has since made a productive start to his Clippers career and, alongside Kawhi Leonard, should help his team pose a bigger challenge for the Rockets this time around.
 

A-League: Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory


Schedule: Saturday, November 23 @ 4:30pm
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
Fresh from a 2-1 defeat to Sydney FC in a Big Blue clash, Melbourne Victory face another tough match as they visit interstate rivals Adelaide United at the Coopers Stadium, where they have not emerged victorious in all competitions since January 2017.
 

EPL: Manchester City vs Chelsea


Schedule: Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
After suffering a 3-1 loss at Anfield just before the international break, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City desperately need to get back on track in the title race, but facing them next are Frank Lampard's young but hungry Chelsea side, who are currently third in the Premier League ahead of the defending champions.
 

La Liga: Granada vs Atletico Madrid


Schedule: Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30am
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
Newly promoted Granada have been the Spanish top flight's surprise package of the season, having led the league at one point and claimed the scalps of Barcelona. Can they add Diego Simeone's side, who have lost only once in the league but struggled in front of goal, to their list?
 

Copa Libertadores Final: River Plate vs Flamengo


Schedule: Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
Despite being the defending champions, River Plate might not be favourites against Flamengo, who are looking for their first continental success since 1981. With Gabriel Barbosa and Bruno Henrique leading their attack, the Brazilian side have been scoring goals for fun in the Brazilian first division.
 

AFC Champions League Final: Urawa Reds vs Al-Hilal


Schedule: Sunday, November 24 @ 6:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
With both aiming to become the only second team to win the AFC premier competition three times, Al-Hilal are currently holding a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, leaving the Japanese side with everything to do in front of their home fans at the Saitama Stadium.

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