The first full week of December is full of exciting sport and one fans will not want to miss. On Monday, in the NFL, the Bills take on the Patriots. The following day on the other side of the Atlantic, Porto host Atlético Madrid in an important match in the Champions League. Wednesday marks the start of the 72nd Ashes Series, with the first Test taking place in Brisbane.
Thursday will see the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Calgary Flames in the NHL and on Friday the Northampton Saints go head-to-head with Racing 92 in the first match of the European Rugby Champions Cup.
The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. UFC 269 takes place on Saturday, with Charles Oliveira taking on Dustin Poirier. Finally, Sunday marks the end of the Formula 1 season. Who will come away with the Drivers’ and Constructors' titles?
Monday 6th December 1:15AM (7th) GMT/8:15PM Local Time
Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park
The Bills take on the Patriots in one of the biggest games of the NFL season. Can the Bills break the Patriots 6 game winning streak and join their opponents at the top of AFC East? Or will the Patriots continue their spectacular run?
Official site: NFL
Blog: Buffalo Rumblings
Blog: Pats Pulpit
Fantasy: NFL Fantasy
Viewing: Game Pass
Merchandise: NFL Shop
Tuesday 7th December 8PM GMT/8PM Local Time
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
In the Champions League Porto will host Atlético Madrid in the final match of Group B. A win for Porto will secure their spot in the knockout stage while Atlético Madrid must win and rely on the result of AC Milan and Liverpool going in their favour. This match is a mouthwatering prospect for fans of both teams.
Official site: UEFA
News: Sports Mole
Wednesday 8th December 12AM GMT/10AM Local Time
The Gabba, Brisbane
The Ashes kicks off at the Gabba where England have not won in 35 years. This series between old enemies is sure to be a hot contest. Australia head into it as favourites but with the return of Ben Stokes, England can’t be counted out and a strong start in Brisbane could be the start of an upset.
News: Sky Sports
Podcast: The Guardian
Stats: ESPN Cricinfo
News: BBC Sport
Thursday 9th December 2AM (10th) GMT/7PM Local Time
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
The Calgary Flames play host to the Carolina Hurricanes in this exciting NHL matchup. Sitting at the top of the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, the Flames will be hoping they can come back from their loss against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, but face a difficult test against the in-form Hurricanes.
Viewing: NHL Live
Fantasy: NHL Fantasy
Merchandise: NHL Shop
Blog: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Blog: Canes Country
Friday 10th December 8PM GMT/8PM Local Time
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Friday marks the start of the Champions Cup season, as 24 teams begin their quest for the title. The first match of the season will see the Northampton Saints host Racing 92, both teams will be desperate to get off to a good start.
Merchandise: Lovell Rugby
Podcast: House of Rugby
Statistics: European Professional Club Rugby
Saturday 11th December 3AM (12th) GMT/7PM Local Time
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
UFC 269 takes place in Las Vegas, where the headline fight will see Charles Oliveira take on Dustin Poirier. Oliveira is looking to defend his lightweight title, but faces a tough opponent in Poirier. Can the American crowd spur on Poirier enough for him to come away with the title?
Official Site: UFC
Viewing: UFC Fight Pass
Blog: MMA Mania
News: MMA News
Merchandise: UFC Store
Sunday 12th December 1PM GMT/5PM Local Time
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
After one of the most exciting races of the season in Saudi Arabia, Formula 1 heads to familiar territory for the final race of the season. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s race level on points, whoever comes out on top will take home the title.
Viewing: Formula 1 TV
News: Planet F1
Merchandise: Formula 1 Store
Statistics: Stats F1
Fantasy: F1 Fantasy
Blog: GP Blog
Photo by: Dustin Poirier
Written and information correct on 5th December 2021 at 10pm GMT
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