FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League Final 2013 – Benfica v Chelsea – Exclusively live on ITV

May 11, 2013

Rafa Benitez has not had the easiest time of in his spell as Interim boss of Chelsea, but the Spaniard his guided his side to their first UEFA Europa League final as they take on Portuguese giants Benfica.

The Blues have recovered from the setback of losing their Champions League crown at the group stage and their convincing victory over FC Basel in the last four means they have a chance of winning continental silverware for a second successive campaign.

ITV will broadcast exclusive free-to-air coverage of the climax to the 2012/3 UEFA Europa League campaign from the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday, May 15 (kick-off 7.45pm).

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic – Live on ITV & ESPN

May 4, 2013

After nine months since more than 700 clubs began their FA Cup journey, just two sides remain in the battle to lift football’s most famous trophy as the 2012/13 FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium.

In an age where the allure of Premier League riches and the search for European glory occupy most clubs and fans’ minds, the Cup Final continues to proudly stand out as the showpiece event in any football season and this year’s final is set to be no different.

ITV Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 132nd edition of this famous British sporting occasion on Saturday, May 11, which will see five-time winners Manchester City take on Cup Final debutants Wigan Athletic.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Semi Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ITV4

April 22, 2013

The 2012/13 UEFA Europa League campaign is down to a final four as Basel, Benfica, Chelsea and Fenerbahce contest for a place in the final of the continent’s second major prize at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Though two of these teams have never come this far before, the other two can list European Cup successes on their CVs, including last year’s Champions League winners Chelsea, who will fly the flag for English football in the semi-finals.

Both legs of each Europa League semi-final tie will be shown exclusively on ITV Sport. Chelsea’s tie against FC Basel will be shown on ITV, while Fenerbahce’s clash with Benfica is live on ITV4.

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CRICKET: Indian Premier League 2013 – Live on ITV4

April 1, 2013

World cricket’s most colourful, controversial and glamourous competition returns to ITV as the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League takes place on the sub-continent.

Another hectic month-and-a-half awaits for some of the sport’s biggest names as they get ready to blend sublime skills with brute power for the biggest T20 competition of them all.

Known for its glamour and razzmatazz, the revolutionary IPL is now in its sixth year and ITV4 will be showing live free-to-air coverage of 72 of the 76 games during the seven-week long festival of T20 cricket, with the four other matches exclusively live on ITV.com.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Quarter Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 1, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs of the quarter-final stages with a place in the last four at stake for three English clubs.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s clash against FC Basel, as well both legs of Newcastle United’s tie Portuguese giants Benfica, both of which will be shown on ITV4.

Chelsea’s tie against Russian side Rubin Kazan will shown exclusively live on ESPN, with the second leg between Lazio and Fenerbahce also live on the subscription channel.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Last 16, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

March 3, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs from the Round of 16 stage with a place in the quarter-finals at stake for three English clubs.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s away clash against Inter Milan, with the north Londoners holding a comfortable 3-0 aggregate lead, plus Chelsea’s home tie with Romanian side Steaua Bucharest as the Blues look to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

Newcastle United’s home clash with Anzhi Mackhachkala will be shown exclusively live on ESPN with both sides level after a 0-0 draw in Russia last week.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Last 32, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

February 10, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs from the Round of 32 stages.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s tie with Lyon and Liverpool’s clash with Zenit St Petersburg, while ESPN has Newcastle United’s tough trip to Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv, plus Chelsea’s home tie with Sparta Prague.

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