It’s a month of finals in May, as the Champions League, FA Cup, Europa League and EFL Championship, League One and League Two play-off winners are all decided.
Here’s our round-up of May’s sporting highlights…
Sports Events May 2020 Calendar
2nd – Kentucky Derby
America’s most prestigious horse race returns on May 2nd. Country House won last year’s renewal in controversial fashion after Maximum Security was disqualified for interference as the pack rounded the final bend.
3rd – Dutch Grand Prix
Formula 1 returns to the Netherlands in 2020 after a 35-year hiatus. Max Verstappen will be looking to feed off the crowd and spring a surprise for Red Bull in his home country.
5th and 6th – Champions League semi-final second legs
The four teams remaining in the Champions League will be hoping to book their tickets to this year’s final in Turkey at the start of May. Last season saw two of the most dramatic knockout games in recent memory, with Liverpool and Tottenham staging dramatic comebacks to make the final.
7th – Europa League semi-final second legs
The Champions League’s little brother also concludes its semi-final stage in the first week of May, with the winners heading to the final in Gdansk at the end of the month.
10th – Spanish Grand Prix
14th – 17th: PGA Championship
The year’s third major heads west for the first time since 1998 as Harding Park in San Francisco hosts the 102nd edition of the four-day tournament. Brooks Koepka is the defending champion and will be looking to become the first person in the stroke play era to win this major three times in a row.
16th – EFL League Two Play-Off Final
23rd – FA Cup Final
The FA Cup reaches its climax towards the end of May as the two successful semi-finalists return to Wembley for the right to be named FA Cup winners. Last year’s final was won by Manchester City in convincing fashion, thumping Watford 6-0.
24th – EFL League One Play-Off Final
24th – Indianapolis 500
The world’s oldest motorsport race takes place on May 24th. In what is the most prestigious race in the IndyCar calendar, 33 drivers will race over a distance of 500 miles in a true test of endurance. Last year’s race was won by Frenchman Simon Pagenaud.
24th – Monaco Grand Prix
25th – EFL Championship Play-Off Final
It’s touted by many as the ’most valuable game in football’. Two of the Championship’s finest will play at Wembley for the right to play in the 2020/21 Premier League.
25th – 1st June – French Open, Roland Garros
27th – Europa League Final
Last year’s Europa League Final produced an all-English battle as Chelsea powered past Arsenal to lift their second title, but who will this time around in Gdansk? The winner will have the chance to play in the Champions League the following season too, so there’s plenty at stake in Poland.
30th – Champions League Final
The pinnacle of club football. The biggest stage with the brightest lights of them all, the Champions League Final can forge legends, or it can tarnish reputations. Liverpool won last season’s final with a convincing 2-0 victory over Spurs, although neutrals will be hoping for a more entertaining contest this season.