Will there be FA Cup magic in the pub this weekend?

By Liam Coleman contact

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Possible upsets: Will we see shocks to rival past FA Cup matches this weekend?
Possible upsets: Will we see shocks to rival past FA Cup matches this weekend?

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A sensational draw for the FA Cup's final 16 teams has meant that there is potential for upsets throughout the weekend. And that's not the only top sporting action you can show at the pub in the coming days.

Rugby Union: Gloucester v Saracens (Friday, 7.45pm) - BT Sport 1

Friday night will see a fierce atmosphere at Kingsholm for the visit of league champions, Saracens. That fierce atmosphere can also be bought into the pub for the sport fans that need their rugby fix with the RBS 6 Nations having a weekend break.

Football: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm) - BT Sport 2

Wolves caused a stunning upset in the 4th round of the FA Cup when they beat Liverpool at Anfield. Now they welcome the runaway Premier League leaders to Molineux. If this match is even moderately close, it could well be the perfect way to start Saturday night in the pub.

Football: Barcelona v Leganes (Sunday, 7.45pm) - Sky Sports 3

Sunday evening may often be a quiet time for sport in pubs. Not this weekend: all eyes will be on the Nou Camp to see how Barcelona cope with their 4-0 humbling at the hands of Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League in midweek.

Football: Sutton United v Arsenal (Monday, 7.55pm) - BBC 1

If you wanted a cliché of what the FA Cup is, it would be this in a nutshell. A massive force of world football, which was rocked by a tough week in Europe, has to visit a club that has a 5,000-capacity stadium on a cold winter night and face their opponents on a dodgy pitch. Plus, there's the rare delight of the match being on Freeview so any pub with a TV can showcase a fascinating match.

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