#LiveSportReturns: SuperSport brings the action back in style this week! @DStv_Ghana

SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to the return of live sport on a much bigger scale on the week of 12 to 18 June, including a relentless run of games from La Liga, the Charles Schwab Challenge and RBC Heritage tournament from golf’s PGA Tour, rugby from New Zealand’s Aotearoa competition, UFC Fight Night: Eye v Calvillo and WWE ‘Backlash’ saysnCecil Sunkwa Mills, MD, MultiChoice Ghana.

SuperSport is your home of sport and the best place to see all the action from around the world as #LiveSportReturns.

FOOTBALL

Football fans will be delighted to see La Liga back in full force, with the resumption of the title race between Barcelona and Real Madrid the highlight, while African fans will also be able to watch heroes from our continent such as Thomas Partey, Aissa Mandi and Samuel Chukwueze return to action.

The pick of games on offer in this week is the meeting of Real Madrid and Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on the evening of Thursday 18 June, with the latter’s Central African Republic midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia looking to thwart the Los Blancos stars in the ‘engine room’.

RUGBY

Professional rugby returns with two matches from New Zealand’s Aotearoa: Highlanders v Chiefs and Blues v Hurricanes on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June respectively. The rugby matches will see the introduction of several new innovations, including golden point and the ability to replace players following a red card. Existing laws at the breakdown will be applied more strictly to create faster attacking ball and a fairer contest.

Chiefs coach Warren Gatland said the golden point initiative will add a whole lot of excitement: “I know rugby league has been doing it for a long time and there is nothing wrong with looking at other sports and seeing what’s working well for them. It’s been a huge success in rugby league and if it can be successful in this competition maybe they’ll embrace that and use it going forward. We can all benefit and learn from each other and these are positive initiatives.”

GOLF

The first PGA Tour event to return to the golf calendar is the Charles Schwab Challenge, with Days 2, 3 and 5 live on SuperSport from 12 to 14 June, while Thursday 18 June brings Day 1 of the RBC Heritage tournament from South Carolina.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC ) was one of the first sports to return after the effects of world events and continues to host events at its APEX facility in Las Vegas with UFC Fight Night: Eye v Calvillo on the morning of Sunday 14 June. The main card is a Women’s flyweight match between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo.

The main card will also feature a co-main event between Middleweights Karl Roberson and Marvin Vettori. The pair have major bad blood between them after two previous cancellations and UFC president Dana White is expecting a thriller.

“There are a lot of fights when guys talk smack, and then there’s heat… and then the fight sucks,” White said. “That will not be the case with this fight. Vettori is so fun to watch fight. This guy goes for it. He goes for the finish in every fight, and Karl Roberson is the same way. This is a fight that has potential for Fight of the Night or Performance of the Night.”

PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

The WWE has also been going strong for several weeks now and will hold another pay-per-view special with ‘Backlash’ on the morning of Monday 15 June. The event will be headlined by a match for the WWE Championship between title holder Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley. McIntyre has been the champ since WrestleMania when he defeated Brock Lesnar in impressive style, but Lashley – with his incredible power and athleticism – represents a genuine threat to the Scotsman’s reign.

“Drew McIntyre, he’s the ‘chosen one’ right? I not only have to beat him, I have to beat the office and I gotta beat all the UK [United Kingdom] fans, and I gotta beat everybody that’s pushing for him,” said Lashley. “I definitely want to win a world title. I definitely want to. The years that I’ve put in the business and the matches I’ve had with so many different people, I definitely want to.”

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#LiveSportReturns – Top highlights from 12 to 18 June 2020

Football – La Liga

Friday 12 June

5:30pm: Granada v Getafe – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7, SuperSport Select Go 2 and SuperSport Select Go 4

8:00pm: Valencia v Levante – LIVE on SuperSport 7and SuperSport Select Go 4

Saturday 13 June

11:00am: Espanyol v Deportivo Alaves – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7, and SuperSport Select Go 4

3:00pm: Celta Vigo v Villarreal – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7, and SuperSport Select Go 4

5:30pm: Leganes v Real Valladolid – LIVE on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

8:00pm: Mallorca v Barcelona – LIVE on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

Sunday 14 June

11:00am: Athletic Bilbao v Atletico Madrid – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

5:30pm: Real Madrid v Eibar – LIVE on SuperSport 7, SuperSport Select Go 2 and SuperSport Select Go 4

8:00pm: Real Sociedad v Osasuna – LIVE on SuperSport 7, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport Select Go 4

Monday 15 June

5:30pm: Levante v Sevilla – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7 SuperSport Select Go 2 and SuperSport Select Go 4

8:00pm: Real Betis v Granada – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

Tuesday 16 June

5:30pm: Getafe v Espanyol – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

5:30pm: Villarreal v Mallorca – LIVE on SuperSport 11 and SuperSport Select Go 5

8:00pm: Barcelona v Leganes – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

Wednesday 17 June

5:30pm: Eibar v Athletic Bilbao – LIVE on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

5:30pm: Valladolid v Celta Vigo – LIVE on SuperSport 11 and SuperSport Select Go 5

8:00pm: Osasuna v Atletico Madrid – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 7, SuperSport Select Go 2 and SuperSport Select Go 4

Thursday 18 June

5:30pm: Deportivo Alaves v Real Sociedad – LIVE on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

8:00pm: Real Madrid v Valencia – LIVE on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select Go 4

Rugby – New Zealand Aotearoa

Saturday 13 June

5:00pm: Highlanders v Chiefs – LIVE on SuperSport 1

Sunday 14 June

3:00pm: Blues v Hurricanes – LIVE on SuperSport 1

Golf – Charles Schwab Challenge and RCB Heritage

Friday 12 June

8:00pm: PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge, Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport 1 and SuperSport 5

Saturday 13 June

5:00pm: PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge, Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport 1 and SuperSport 5

Sunday 14 June

5:00pm: PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge, Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport 1

Thursday 18 June

7:00pm: RBC Heritage, Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 1 and SuperSport 5

UFC Fight Night: Eye v Calvillo

Sunday 14 June

1:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Eye v Calvillo – LIVE on SuperSport 11 and SuperSport Maximo 1

WWE

Monday 15 June

11:00pm: WWE Backlash – LIVE on SuperSport 1, SuperSpport 4, SuperSport 9, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport Select Go 5

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