Sports Events March 2020 Calendar
March sees the highlight of the jumps season with the return of the Cheltenham Festival and a host of crucial football matches taking place both domestically and in Europe.
Here’s our round-up of the key March 2020 sporting events to watch out for…
1st: EFL League Cup Final
The first major silverware of the season is on offer at Wembley on 1st March in the League Cup Final. Man City won last year’s final against Chelsea after a controversial face-off between Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga, with the Spanish goalkeeper refusing to leave the field after his manager tried to substitute him.
4th: FA Cup fifth-round weekend
Lower league teams will have their eye on a giant-killing and the big boys will be looking to progress with minimal fuss as the FA Cup fifth-round ties take place.
10th and 11th/ / 17th and 18th: Champions League Round of 16 second legs
This year’s Champions League quarter-finalists will be decided in March as the round of 16 second legs take place. There are a number of high-profile ties, including Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund vs PSG and Real Madrid vs Manchester City.
10th – 13th: Cheltenham Festival
The pinnacle of the jumps season as four days of the highest quality racing takes place in Gloucestershire. 14 Grade One races are scheduled for the festival where the best jockeys in the business will look to stamp their authority on the jumps season. The Gold Cup is the highlight of the meeting; previous winners include Best Mate and Kauto Star. Over 265,000 spectators attended last year’s meeting – smashing the previous record.
12th: Europa League Round of 16 first legs
15th: Australian F1 Grand Prix
The new F1 season gets underway at Albert Park in Melbourne with one big question on every racing fan’s lips – can anyone stop Lewis Hamilton? The British driver is gunning for a seventh Driver’s Championship title, and a fourth in succession. Expect the Ferraris and Red Bulls to yet again provide the stiffest competition to team Mercedes.
19th: Europa League Round of 16 second legs
21st: FA Cup Quarter-Finals
The world’s oldest football competition takes centre stage once again towards the back end of March as the Quarter-Finals take place. Last year Wolves, Watford, Brighton and Man City all triumphed in the quarters, with the West Midlands side providing the shock of the round by turning over Manchester United at Molineux.
22nd: Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
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