This Week in Sport: 27th February − 5th March 2023

Karim Benzema - Celebrating Goal

As we enter the third month of the year, the first week of March shows no signs of slowing down in the sporting world. The Boston Celtics head to New York to face the Knicks on Monday night, whilst the drama of the FA Cup returns with Fulham and Leeds facing off in the Fifth round of the competition. Wednesday sees India and Australia start the 3rd Test in their series and another cup competition returns with the Copa Del Rey hosting an El Clásico Semi-Final first leg - Real Madrid versus Barcelona.

Friday sees the start of the Vancouver Rugby Sevens Series, followed by an action packed weekend. UFC 285 takes place on Saturday, where Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane clash for the vacant Heavyweight title and Sunday sees the return of Formula 1, starting the season off with the Bahrain Grand Prix.

NBA: New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

Monday 27th February 0:30AM (28th) GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Madison Square Garden, New York

The Boston Celtics are at the top of the Eastern Conference and they travel to face the New York Knicks who are currently on a five game win streak. Should be a great game at the famous Madison Square Garden.

FA Cup: Fulham FC v Leeds United

Tuesday 28th February 7:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Craven Cottage, London

The FA Cup returns with the Fifth round of the competition, where two Premier League sides face off in Fulham and Leeds. Who will come out on top to reach the Quarterfinals?

Cricket in India: India v Australia - 3rd Test - Day 1

Wednesday 1st March 4:00AM GMT/9:30AM Local Time

Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

With India already leading Australia 2-0 in the Test series so far, it looks like they will be wanting to wrap the series up with the 3rd Test on Wednesday. Can Australia make a comeback?

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid v Barcelona - Semi-final - 1st Leg

Thursday 2nd March 8:00PM GMT/9:00PM Local Time

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

The Copa Del Rey Semifinals start with a familiar fixture with Barcelona travelling to the capital of Spain to face Real Madrid. This El Clásico should be filled with excitement, considering both teams lead the La Liga in a close title race battle. Who will take the advantage in the first leg of this Fixture?

World Rugby Men's Sevens Series: Vancouver Sevens Day 1

Friday 3rd March 5:15PM GMT/9:15AM Local Time

BC Place, Vancouver

After the New Zealand Men's team triumph in Los Angeles, the Word Rugby Sevens Series tour heads to Vancouver for both the Men’s and Women’s competitions. New Zealand Men will be looking to add another win to the two they already have this season, whereas the New Zealand Women are looking for their fourth tournament victory.

UFC: UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane

Saturday 4th March 5:00AM (5th) GMT/9:00PM Local Time

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

The highly anticipated return of Jon Jones, who looks to take the vacant Heavyweight title, sees a bout against Ciryl Gane. This fight is sure to see some fireworks in Las Vegas!

Formula 1: Bahrain Grand Prix

Sunday 5th March 3:00PM GMT/6:00PM Local Time

Bahrain International Circuit, Southern Governorate

The return of Formula 1 is finally here as the season starts in Bahrain on Sunday. Can anyone stop Max Verstappen, who is looking to win his third consecutive Formula 1 title?

Photo by:  Real Madrid

Written and information correct on 26th February 2023 at 10pm GMT

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