This Week in Sport: 12th September − 18th September 2022

Tom Stewart drop kicking the ball during a game against CollingwoodFixture Calendar is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, an inspiring figure who dedicated her life to public service. As the world continues to mourn her tragic death, it is important to note that sport could well be impacted or rescheduled in the weeks to come. There is however, an exciting week of sport ahead. On Monday, England only need 33 runs to take the win against South Africa and win the pair’s Test series overall. The following day, Bayern Munich take on Barcelona in a hotly anticipated group stage match between the household names. On Wednesday, in Glasgow the Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and the USA takes place, with Scot Andy Murray included in the British side.

Later in the week, on Thursday, the Los Angeles Chargers travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in an early highlight of the NFL season. Friday will see an exciting preliminary final between the Geelong Cats and the Brisbane Lions. 

There is no shortage of exciting sport at the weekend either. On Saturday, Canelo Álvarez gets in the ring with Gennady Golovkin in what promises to be a great bout between the two fierce rivals and on Sunday, Chelsea play host to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.


Cricket: England v South Africa - 3rd Test, Final Day

Monday 12th September 10AM GMT/11AM Local Time

The Oval, London

After an exciting weekend of Test cricket between these two rivals, England need just 33 runs on Monday to take the win in the final match against South Africa. If they can secure the runs needed they will take the series win 2-1.

Match Centre: ECB

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo

Videos: ECB

 

UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich v Barcelona

Tuesday 13th September 7PM GMT/9PM Local Time

Allianz Arena, Munich

The matchup between Bayern Munich and Barcelona is one of the most hotly anticipated games of the Champions League group stages. Both teams won the opening games of their campaigns and will be hungry to take the win and sit at the top of the Group C table.

Official Website: UEFA

Fantasy: UEFA Fantasy

Statistics: ESPN

 

Davis Cup: Great Britain v USA

Wednesday 14th September 3PM GMT/4PM Local Time

Emirates Arena, Glasgow

Team USA will travel to Glasgow to take on Great Britain in a Davis Cup group stage battle - Kazakhstan and the Netherlands are the other teams in the Glasgow based Group D. The British team, including Andy Murray, will hope that the home crowd can help lift them to victory against a strong US side. Who will win this important matchup?

Official Website: Davis Cup

Videos: YouTube

News: BBC

 

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers

Thursday 15th September 12:15AM (16th) GMT/ 7:15PM Local Time

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

The NFL is back and after a number of exciting matches last week, the Kansas City Chiefs will play host to the Los Angeles Chargers in what should be a thrilling game. Who will finish this exciting AFC West game on top?

Official Website: NFL

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Statistics: ESPN

 

AFL: Geelong Cats v Brisbane Lions

Friday 16th September 9:50AM GMT/7:50PM Local Time

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

The AFL is nearing its climax and the first of the preliminary finals will see the Geelong Cats take on the Brisbane Lions. Both teams have faced tough competition to reach this stage of the competition and will be desperate to reach next week’s Grand Final.

Official Website: AFL

Videos: YouTube

Statistics: AFL

 

Boxing: Canelo Álvarez v Gennady Golovkin

Saturday 17th September 3AM (18th) GMT/8PM Local Time

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

The two great foes fought each other in thrilling clashes in both 2017 and 2018, with the first fight ruled a draw and the second won by Álvarez. This fight will undoubtedly be a thrilling end to the trilogy between the pair.  Can Golovkin walk away with Álvarez’s super middleweight titles?

News: BBC

Videos: Matchroom Boxing

News: Forbes

 

Premier League: Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday 18th September 3:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea play host to Liverpool on Saturday in what will be their first Premier League match under the watchful eye of Graham Potter. Can they build on their 2-1 victory over West Ham or will Jürgen Klopp’s side take the win?

Official Website: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: YouTube

 

Photo by: Geelong Cats

Written and information correct on 11th September 2022 at 10pm GMT

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