Intercontinental Derby, Atletico vs Real, Australia vs Wales: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 24 September 2019 28
Intercontinental Derby, Atletico vs Real, Australia vs Wales: What to watch this week
As usual, there is a little bit of everything for Astro Sports Pack customers this week, but here are the best of them, live on Astro and Astro GO (coverage is subject to change).
 

IWF World Championships


Schedule: September 23 - 27 
Channel: Fox Sports 2 (CH816 & CH836)
China have bulldozed the competition in Pattaya, Thailand, with the likes of Deng Wei breaking world records en route to defending her title in the 64kg category and Lyu Xiaojun becoming a five-time world champion in the 81kg category. At the time of writing, they have secured seven overall gold medals in 10 events and are well ahead of the chasing pack on the medal standings.
 

Serie A: Inter Milan vs Lazio


Schedule: Thursday, September 26 @ 3:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
Lazio travel to San Siro in hope of repeating last season's away victory and, at the same time, ending Inter's perfect start to the new season — Antonio Conte's side have four wins from four including a morale-boosting 2-0 win over AC Milan last week.
 

Men's European Volleyball Championship (SF-F)


Schedule: September 27 - 29
Channel: Fox Sports 3 (CH817 & CH837)
The last continental tournament before next month's FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup is set to wrap up this week, with the likes of France, Serbia, Poland and defending champions Russia being the favourites to reach the final in Paris.
 

BWF World Tour: Korean Open (QF-F)


Schedule: September 27 - 29
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
With Incheon hosting the Korean Open for the first time since 2005, taking the mandate from Seoul, Lee Zii Jia and his Malaysian compatriots are surely hoping the change of scenery can also change their fortune. Since the tournament's inception in 1991, only Lee Chong Wei has ever found success in South Korea, winning three times in the men's singles event.
 

IAAF World Athletics Championships


Schedule: September 27 - October 6
Channels: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831), Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
Over 2000 athletes from 210 teams, including an Athlete Refugee Team, are set to take part in the 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships. For Malaysians, all hopes are on national high jump athlete Lee Hup Wei, who is the only Malaysian representative in Doha after being selected as the country's only wild card entry.
 

FIVB Women's World Cup: China vs Serbia


Schedule: Saturday, September 28 @ 2:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
The top two nations in women's volleyball clash in Osaka, albeit in an anticlimactic manner as Serbia have struggled throughout the tournament while China, at the time of writing, have been cruising from day one and are looking strong to retain their world title.
 

Super Lig: Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce


Schedule: Sunday, September 29 @ 1:00am
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
There is no match in Turkish football bigger and more intense than the Intercontinental Derby, which takes place this weekend with defending champions Galatasaray welcoming their arch rivals to the Turk Telekom Stadium. 
 

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Cannonier


Schedule: Sunday, September 29 @  2:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
The UFC heads to Denmark for the first time with Copenhagen getting the honour of hosting the upcoming Fight Night, which is headlined by a scheduled middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier.
 

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid


Schedule: Sunday, September 29 @ 3:00am
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
Both clubs have endured mixed starts to the season, but like always, the form book is irrelevant when it comes to the Madrid derby. Atletico have yet to find success against Real at home since moving to the Metropolitano Stadium two seasons ago, but Diego Simeone can take heart from his side's International Champions Cup demolition of Zinedine Zidane's team last summer.
 

Rugby World Cup: Australia vs Wales


Schedule: Sunday, September 29 @  
Channel: beIN Sports Rugby (CH825)
Two rugby heavyweights lock horns at the Tokyo Stadium this week as Wales face Australia for the first time since snapping their 13-game losing run to the Wallabies with a 9-6 win in Cardiff last year.

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