Six Nations Rugby, Asian Cup Final, Roma vs Milan: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 29 January 2019 65
Six Nations Rugby, Asian Cup Final, Roma vs Milan: What to watch this week

Astro Sports Pack customers, especially rugby union fans, are in for a treat this week with several top-notch events taking place in the world of sports. Check out these 10 exciting sporting spectacles we've lined up for you on Astro and Astro GO. (coverage is subject to change)
 

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadephia 76ers


Schedule: Wednesday, January 30 @ 10:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4
After missing 16 games for the LA Lakers — the longest stretch of missed time in his NBA career — LeBron James could set to return for this game at the STAPLES Center to get his team back into playoff contention. As for their Eastern Conference rivals, the 76ers could welcome the return of Jimmy Butler, who has missed the past few games due to a sprained right wrist, to their line-up.
 

AFC Asian Cup Final 

Schedule: Friday, February 1 @ 10:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports
The time has come to crown the new kings of Asian football, especially after Asian Cup holders Australia were knocked out in the quarter-finals. At the time of writing, Iran, Japan, Qatar and hosts United Arab Emirates stand a chance of bagging the honour.
 

Red Bull M.E.O. by ESL


Schedule: February 2-3
Channel: eGG Network
After four long months, the Red Bull Mobile Esports Open enters its Global Finals stage! Arena of Valor, Brawl Stars and Clash Royale players are going to battle it out in the Warsteiner Music Hall in Dortmund to become the best in their respective games.
 

ISTAF Berlin 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

+++ Die Überflieger kommen! Magische Stabhochsprung-Gala beim 6. ISTAF INDOOR +++ Nur sieben Stabhochspringer überquerten in den vergangenen fünf Jahren die magischen sechs Meter – allein vier aus diesem illustren Kreis der Weltbesten heben beim 6. ISTAF INDOOR ab. Nach dem französischen Weltrekordler und Olympiasieger Renaud Lavillenie @airlavillenie haben jetzt auch der amtierende Weltmeister Sam Kendricks @samkendricks (USA), Olympiasieger Thiago Braz da Silva (Brasilien) @thiagobrazpv und der Vorjahressieger Piotr Lisek (Polen) @lisek_piotr ihre Teilnahme zugesagt. Und auch die Konkurrenz für dieses Sechs-Meter-Quartett verspricht spektakuläre Flüge beim ISTAF INDOOR: Mit Deutschlands Top-Stabhochspringer Raphael Holzdeppe @raphael_holzdeppe und Paweł Wojciechowski (Polen) @wojciechowski_pv mischen zwei weitere Weltmeister beim weltweit größten Hallenmeeting mit. Für eine Überraschung will der Deutsche Meister Bo Kanda Lita Baehre @bokanda_

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Schedule: Saturday, February 2 @ 1:20am
Channel: Astro Supersport
Held for the sixh consecutive year, the Berlin indoor track and field meet continues to draw some of the biggest names in the world of athletics, with the likes of world pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie, World indoor long jump champion Ivana Spanovic, European sprint silver medallist Gina Luckenkemper and Olympic discus champion Christoph Harting set to participate in it.
 

Six Nations Championship: France vs Wales

Schedule: Saturday, February 2 @ 4:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
The 2019 Six Nations Championship kicks off with 26-time winners Wales visiting 2011 World Cup runners-up France! When both teams faced each other in last year's tournament, the former walked away with a close 14-13 win at the Millenium Stadium.
 

FIH Women's Pro League: Australia vs Netherlands


Schedule: Saturday, February 2 @ 1:45pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
Despite being a clash between two top-three sides, recent history is not on the Hockeyroos' side as they have not beaten current world champions Netherlands since 2012. Can they reverse their fortune in the inaugural edition of the FIH Women's Pro League this weekend?
 

LaLiga: Barcelona vs Valencia


Schedule: Sunday, February 3 @ 1:30am
Channel: beIN Sports
Although it might not seem like it, Valencia are actually on a run of good form, losing only two of their last 10 LaLiga matches — only Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have had better records. Thus, Lionel Messi and Co's goal of winning their ninth consecutive league matches might not come easy.
 

UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

Schedule: Sunday, February 3 @ 9:00am
Channel: Fox Sports
After losing their first fight by split decision, Marlon Moraes has an opportunity to make amends against Raphael Assuncao this weekend in Fortaleza, Brazil. Meanwhile, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who has planned to fight three more times in Brazil before hanging up his gloves, begins his retirement tour against fellow Brazilian fighter Renato Moicano.
 

BPL: Manchester City vs Arsenal


Schedule: Monday, February 4 @ 12:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
Results against the Premier League's 'top six' haven't gone the Gunners' way in the past few weeks, including losing 5-1 to Liverpool, 2-0 to Chelsea and 3-1 to Manchester United. Now facing defending champions Manchester City, whom they have only beaten once in the past eight meetings, Unai Emery's side could potentially suffer another demoralising result.
 

Serie A: AS Roma vs AC Milan


Schedule: Monday, February 4 @ 3:30am
Channel: Fox Sports
It is not comparable to Derby della Capitale or the Milan derby, but it is always a fiery fixture when Roma and Milan face off. And with one point currently separating both teams in the race for one of the UEFA Champions League spots, the upcoming Serie A match has the making of an exciting encounter.

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