Optus gears up for huge Optus Sport soccer offering

Optus has announced it will offer more than 100 live soccer matches via Optus Sport.

The announcement:

– Huge head-to-head title clashes across the Premier League, LALIGA and the Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) – plus the final three teams will qualify for UEFA EURO 2024™ – headline another jam-packed month of football on Optus Sport.
– Manchester and Merseyside derbies could shape the outcome of this year’s Premier League title race, which is the closest in years.
– A whopping 133 matches will be broadcast live – an average of 4.2 per day! – across the month of March.
– Optus Sport subscribers can watch full matches live or if you’re short on time, dip into a minimatch or highlights.

Title showdowns and local derbies in the Premier League, Aussies in action in the WSL and the J.League, UEFA EURO 2024™ play-offs and some of the biggest international teams in the world facing off. March really does have it all on Optus Sport.

Some key highlights:

-> It’s a big month for three-time reigning champions Manchester City in the Premier League title race, kicking off with a fierce Manchester derby against their old rivals.

-> Manchester United head to the Etihad Stadium on Monday, March 4, knowing that they can get their season back on track, and potentially ruin their noisy neighbours’ hunt for an unprecedented fourth consecutive title.

-> The following week we get the final Premier League showdown in the long-running rivalry of Pep Guardiola’s City and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, with the latter leaving the club at the end of the season. Victory for either team on Monday, March 11, could go a long way to deciding where the Premier League trophy calls home come May.

-> That game against the champions at Anfield is the first of two massive games for Liverpool in March, the second of which being a Merseyside derby away to Everton on March 18.

-> In March we’re also treated to a London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Australia-friendly kick-off time of 11.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday, March 16, with the Blues looking to scupper the Gunners’ hopes of a first title in 20 years.

-> Over in LALIGA, it’s a big month for Barcelona, as they travel to both Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid with manager Xavi Hernandez aiming to muscle in on Real Madrid and Girona’s title battle in what will be his last season in charge of the club.

-> In the WSL, it’s derbies galore, with two London derbies, a Manchester derby and a Merseyside derby all live on Optus Sport.

-> Arsenal face Tottenham on Sunday, March 3, at 11.30pm (AEDT) before heading to Chelsea on Saturday, March 16, at 6am (AEDT).

-> Then we have Manchester City vs Manchester United on Saturday, March 23, at 11.30pm (AEDT) before Everton host Liverpool 24 hours later.

-> March will also reveal the identities of the final three teams heading to Germany in June for UEFA EURO 2024™ as the playoffs get underway on Friday, March 22, at 6.45am (AEDT).

-> The likes of Wales, Greece, Poland and Ukraine will all be in action across six semi-finals before the three play-off finals take place the following week on Wednesday, March 27 at 6.45am (AEDT).

-> The UEFA EURO 2024™ play-offs are part of 24 international matches live on Optus Sport across six days in March, with a plethora of mouthwatering friendlies also being broadcast.

-> England have a double-header against Brazil and Belgium, while Germany face European heavyweights Netherlands and France, and Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to continue his recordbreaking scoring for Portugal against Sweden.

Months don’t get much bigger than this on Optus Sport, you wouldn’t want to miss it.

Howard Rees, head of Optus Sport, said, “There are big months of football and then there are what’s coming in March on Optus Sport!

“Saying this month of football is one of the biggest in recent memory would be an understatement – we have eye-catching Premier League clashes that could go a long way to deciding where the premiership trophy will be heading this season, WSL title rivals also going head-to-head, plus we’ll know who the final three teams to qualify for UEFA EURO 2024™ will be.

“And then there are also LALIGA clashes and Harry Kewell’s Yokohama F. Marinos in the J.League, too.

“Whether it’s watching live or keeping up through mini matches, you can see it all on Optus Sport.”

The full March fixture list on Optus Sport (all kick-off times in AEDT):

March 1

Yokohama F.Marinos v Avispa Fukuoka, 09:00pm

March 2

Celta Vigo v Almería, 06:00am
Sagan Tosu v Consadole Sapporo, 04:00pm
Kashima Antlers v Cerezo Osaka, 05:00pm
Sevilla v Real Sociedad, 11:00pm

March 3

Manchester City Women v Everton Women, 01:00am
Rayo Vallecano v Cádiz, 01:15am
Brentford v Chelsea, 02:00am
Everton v West Ham United, 02:00pm
Fulham v Brighton & Hove Albion, 02:00am
Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 02:00am
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool, 02:00am
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace, 02:00am
Getafe v Las Palmas, 03:30am
Luton Town v Aston Villa, 04:30am
Valencia v Real Madrid, 06:00am
Urawa Red Diamonds v Tokyo Verdy, 06:00pm
Arsenal Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women, 11:30pm

March 4

Villareal v Granada, 00:00am
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, 00:00am
Aston Villa Women v Liverpool Women, 01:00am
Bristol City Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women, 01:00am
Atlético Madrid v Real Betis, 01:15am
West Ham United Women v Manchester United Women, 02:00am
Manchester City v Manchester United, 02:30am
Mallorca v Girona, 03:30am
Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona, 06:00am
Leicester City Women v Chelsea Women, 07:00am

March 5

Osasuna v Alavés, 06:00am
Sheffield United v Arsenal, 07:00am

March 9

Barcelona v Mallorca, 06:00am
FC Tokyo v Vissel Kobe, 06:00pm
Kawasaki Frontale v Kyoto Sanga, 06:00pm
Valencia v Getafe, 11:00pm
Manchester United v Everton, 11:30pm

March 10

Cádiz v Atlético Madrid, 01:15am
AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United, 02:00am
Crystal Palace v Luton Town, 02:00am
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham, 02:00am
Granada v Real Sociedad, 03:30am
Arsenal v Brentford, 04:30am
Girona v Osasuna, 07:00am
Consadole Sapporo v Urawa Red Diamonds, 03:00pm
Alavés v Rayo Vallecano, 11:00pm

March 11

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur, 00:00am
Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest, 01:00am
West Ham United v Burnley, 01:00am
Las Palmas v Athletic Bilbao, 01:15am
Liverpool v Manchester City, 02:45am
Real Madrid v Celta Vigo, 03:30am
Real Betis v Villareal, 06:00am

March 12
Almería v Sevilla, 06:00am
Chelsea v Newcastle United, 07:00am

March 14

AFC Bournemouth v Luton Town, 06:30am

March 16

Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women, 06:00am
Real Sociedad v Cádiz, 06:00am
Consadole Sapporo v Machida Zelvia, 04:00pm
Vissel Kobe v Sanfrecce, 04:00pm
Mallorca v Granada, 11:00pm
Arsenal v Chelsea, 11:30pm

March 17

Everton Women v Aston Villa Women, 00:00am
Osasuna v Real Madrid, 01:15am
Burnley v Brentford, 02:00am
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, 02:00am
Luton Town v Nottingham Forest, 02:00am
Manchester United v Sheffield United, 02:00am
Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth, 02:00am
Getafe v Girona, 03:30am
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur, 04:30am
Athletic Bilbao v Alavés, 06:00am
Kashima Antlers v Kawasaki Frontale, 05:00pm
Shonan Bellmare v Urawa Red Diamonds, 05:00pm
Sevilla v Celta Vigo, 11:00pm
Liverpool Women v West Ham United Women, 11:00pm
Manchester United Women v Bristol City Women, 11:00pm
Brighton & Hove Albion Women v Manchester City Women, 11:30pm

March 18

Tottenham Hotspur Women v Leicester City Women, 01:00am
Everton v Liverpool, 01:00am
West Ham United v Aston Villa, 01:00am
Villareal v Valencia, 01:15am
Las Palmas v Almería, 02:15am
Rayo Vallecano v Real Betis, 03:30am
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City, 03:30am
Atlético Madrid v Barcelona, 06:00am

March 22

Georgia v Luxembourg, 04:00am
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Ukraine, 06:45am
Greece v Kazakhstan, 06:45am
Israel v Iceland, 06:45am
Poland v Estonia, 06:45am
Wales v Finland, 06:45am
Portugal v Sweden, 06:45am

March 23

Norway v Czechia, 04:00am
Netherlands v Scotland, 06:45am
Manchester City Women v Manchester United Women, 11:30pm

March 24

Republic of Ireland v Belgium, 04:00am
England v Brazil, 06:00am
Denmark v Switzerland, 06:00am
France v Germany, 07:00am

March 25

Everton Women v Liverpool Women, 00:00am
Bristol City Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women, 01:00am
Leicester City Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women, 02:00am
West Ham United Women v Cheslea Women, 03:30am
Aston Villa Women v Arsenal Women, 05:45am

March 27

Norway v Slovakia, 05:00am
England v Belgium, 06:45am
Germany v Netherlands, 06:45am
Bosnia and Herzegovina/Ukraine v Israel/Iceland, 06:45am
Georgia/Luxembourg v Greece/Kazakhstan, 06:45am
Poland v Estonia v Wales/Finland, 06:45am
Slovenia v Portugal, 06:45amepublic of Ireland v Switzerland, 06:45am
Scotland v Northern Ireland, 06:45am
Spain v Brazil, 07:00am
France v Chile, 07:00am

March 30

Cádiz v Granada, 06:00am
Vissel Kobe v Consadole Sapporo, 04:00pm
Kawasaki Frontale v FC Tokyo, 05:00pm
Urawa Red Diamonds v Avispa Fukuoka, 05:00pm
Nagoya v Yokohama F. Marinos, 06:00pm
Getafe v Sevilla, 11:00pm
Newcastle United v West Ham United, 11:30pm
Aston Villa Women v Leicester City Women, 11:30pm

March 31

Almería v Osasuna, 01:15am
AFC Bournemouth v Everton, 02:00am
Chelsea v Burnley, 02:00am
Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace, 02:00am
Sheffield United v Fulham, 02:00am
Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town, 02:00am
Valencia v Mallorca, 03:30am
Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 04:30am
Brentford v Manchester United, 07:00am
Barcelona v Las Palmas, 06:00am
Celta Vigo v Rayo Vallecano, 11:00pm

NOTE: Optus Sport is the only place to watch every match live of UEFA EURO 2024™. That’s 51 matches, 24 competing nations, live only on Optus Sport. The action kicks-off on June 15.

Source: Optus


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