Guardiola returns to his native Spain to face his boyhood club
Tonight sees the mouthwatering prospect of ex-Barcelona player and manager Pep Guardiola take his German Bayern Munich team to the Camp Nou to face his old team in the Champions League.
In what many are predicting as the match to decide the competition winners, Guardiola’s team are the surprising favourites in this tie according to some pundits. With his intimate knowledge of the current Barca squad, not to mention the footballing philosophy of the Catalan giants, Pep’s Munich team may be the better equipped to deal with the threat of the high flying La Liga leaders and be well versed in how to cope with the likes of Messi, Neymar and new-boy Luis Suarez.
What is clear is this is a match not to be missed. With Juventus now with a slender 2-1 advantage over Barca’s Spanish rivals Real Madrid in the other semi-final tie, the stakes could not be higher. Whoever wins gets the opportunity to go on and make history.
The first leg of this incredible match is live tonight on Sky Sports 1 HD and quite frankly, you’d be a fool to miss it!
F1 comes back to Europe
After a brief rest-bite, the Formula One season gets back into gear with the Spanish Grand Prix coming up this weekend.
With high flying Lewis Hamilton still leading the pack, many are asking if Ferrari will close the gap on the Mercedes silver arrows this weekend as many have suggested. This will be the first time any major upgrade packages are brought to the 2015 team cars due to the proximity to the teams’ bases to this race. So with the break of a few weeks in between the last race in Bahrain and this weekends race in Barcelona, we may finally see some performance improvements for Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari’s.
There might not be such good fortune for ex-World Champions Fernando Alonso and Jensen Button however, as the McLaren cars still struggle to get anywhere near race pace with the newly introduced Honda engines. However, Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas may fancy their chances in the Williams which has been the surprise outfit this season, showing some impressive qualifying and race pace since the start of the 2015 season.
The question on everyone’s lips though is how will Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg respond to recent disappointments, having finished third in Bahrain after some unsuccessful race strategies backfired and let the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen grab second. Things have already got heated in the Mercedes camp so no doubt, as the days and weeks unfold, we’re in for some incident packed racing.
All we can suggest is you tune into Sky Sports F1 HD this coming Friday and Saturday for the practice and qualifying sessions and of course, book your place on the sofa for the race this Sunday May, 10th 2015 from 13:00pm onwards.
Tomorrow is election day
Even if you live outside the UK as an ex-pat, all eyes will be on the ballot boxes tomorrow for what could be the most unpredictable British General Election is generations.
As usual, all the major networks including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky will be covering the days events, as votes get counted and MP’s seats get confirmed across the country. We’ll get the see the usual swing-ometer kick into action to explain how the voting has affected the balance of power in Parliament and most importantly, by whom and how the country will be ruled for the next five years… potentially.
All the bets are on a hung parliament and if that occurs, we could see an unprecedented formation of a coalition of more than two parties which could bring about a revolution in British politics or as some are predicting, possible chaos and a second election in the very near future.
Whatever occurs, the final outcome will affect the lives of millions living in Britain and abroad so wherever you are, tune into your preferred network on UK TV tomorrow and find out who will be the next in line to ask the Queen’s permission for the Prime Minister’s job and form a government.
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