Champions League final is centrepiece of sporting weekend

By Liam Coleman

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Crunch match: Gary Lineker will host BT Sport's Champions League coverage
Crunch match: Gary Lineker will host BT Sport's Champions League coverage

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The final of Europe's premier club competition can be shown by all pub operators this Saturday evening.

Cricket: ICC Champions Trophy (Saturday & Sunday, 10.30am) - Sky Sports 2

Summer is here and so are long days spent in the pub watching the cricket. All eyes will be on south London's Kia Oval and Birmingham's Edgbaston for this weekend's action in one of cricket's most coveted one-day tournaments. Saturday will see Sri Lanka face South Africa at the Oval, while India open their tournament against Pakistan in Birmingham on Sunday. England play their second game on Tuesday, but this weekend's matches will see pub customers looking to enjoy a full day of cricket action.

Rugby league: Hull v Wigan Warriors (Saturday, 5.30pm) - Sky Sports 1

Both Wigan and Hull will want to keep pace with the Super League leaders by securing a vital win in this weekend's TV clash. The timing of the game is set up perfectly to get customers into the pub in the early evening and keep them in for the remainder of Saturday night.

Football: Juventus v Real Madrid (Saturday, 7.45pm) - BT Sport 2 & BT Sport Showcase

The match that every club in Europe wants to win is here at last. Real Madrid are hoping to become the first team since the AC Milan team of 1990 to win Europe's top club competition in consecutive years, while Juventus harbour ambitions of winning the trophy for the first time in more than 20 years. BT Sport has the rights to the game, but the broadcaster will also be showing the match live on both BT Sport Showcase (Freeview channel 59) and YouTube, giving all licensees the chance to bring customers in for the showpiece event.

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