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: 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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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions/Europa League – Semi Final Draws – Live on Sky Sports News & Eurosport

April 9, 2013

Following two dramatic weeks knockout football the all-important draws for the semi-finals stages of Europe’s two major club tournaments take place on Friday, April 12.

Four of European football’s biggest names representing Spain and Germany – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich – will be in contention for a place in the Champions League final at Wembley, and they will find out who they face in the semi-finals as the draw is made in Nyon.

There will also be the draw for semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League where four sides, including Chelsea, will discover their opponents in the last four of the competition.

Live coverage of both draws from Nyon, Switzerland, will feature on Sky Sports News and British Eurosport.

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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 Champions League & Europa League – Quarter Final Draws

March 14, 2013

Following four weeks of dramatic knockout football the all-important draws for both the quarter-finals stages of Europe’s two major club tournaments take place on Friday (March 15).

For the first time since 1995/96 season there will be no representatives from the Premier League in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League, but nonetheless there will be teams from five different nations represented, including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

This will be followed by the draw for quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League where Tottenham, Chelsea and Newcastle will discover their opponents in the next stage of the competition.

Live coverage of both draws from Nyon, Switzerland, will feature on Sky Sports News and British Eurosport.

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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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