GOtv subscribers will this Saturday – June 1, 2019 – be able to watch the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
To thank its loyal DStv & GOtv football fans for their ongoing support and whet their appetite for more football ahead of the upcoming AFCON 2019 spectacle in June, MultiChoice Africa will treat more of its customers to Europe’s biggest match final. Leading up to the kick-off whistle, viewers can tune-in for the match build-up programming including highlights of past games involving the two finalists.
For the full UCL experience, viewers can tune into SuperSport 3 (DStv Channel 203), while SuperSport 10 (DStv Channel 210)/ Select 2 (GOtv channel 32) will offer an exciting array of programming including half hour highlights of the four semi-final games; the official UEFA Champions League preview show at 8 pm; the studio build up including crossings from Madrid at 8:30pm before the match kick-off at 10 pm.
Both English teams made astonishing recoveries in their semi-final clashes, with Spurs overcoming the exciting, youthful AFC Ajax of the Netherlands, while ‘Pool had a legendary triumph over Spanish champions Barcelona. It’s a milestone match for Spurs who are appearing in their first Champions League final ever, with coach, Mauricio Pochettino masterminding an incredible campaign which has seen come through arguably the toughest group and knockout ties against Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax.
The Lilywhites were well off the pace in the Premier League but being crowned European champions would make this the greatest season in the history of the London club and establish Pochettino as a legend in Tottenham for all time.
Jurgen Klopp is already well on his way to doing the same for Liverpool, though there is surely a fear that his team will be labelled the ‘nearly men’: they got to the Champions League final last year and succumbed to Real Madrid, while their incredible Premier League campaign this season (in which they racked up 97 points – one point behind the season winners Man City).
A defeat in this final could be a huge psychological blow for Liverpool (even if they have been undeniably brilliant, as any regular viewer of football on SuperSport can attest), but equally a victory (and a sixth European Championship title – more than any other English side) could lay the foundation for this Reds side to dominate at home and abroad as their predecessors did way back in the 1970s and ‘80s.
In head-to-head terms, Tottenham and Liverpool have met in 156 previous matches across all competitions. The Reds have dominated the rivalry, claiming 73 wins compared to 43 for Spurs, while 40 matches have been drawn.
The teams’ most recent clash a Premier League game live on SuperSport in late March at Anfield which saw ‘Pool claim a 2-1 win: Roberto Firmino’s opener was cancelled out by Lucas Moura, before a late fumble from Hugo Lloris resulted in an own goal for Toby Alderweireld.
For those who don’t want to be left behind in the heated conversation around this all-English clash between Spurs and Liverpool from Madrid, visit the DStv or GOtv websites to subscribe or reconnect to any of the DStv packages/GOtv Max or GOtv Plus.
The football action will continue for DStv and GOtv even after the football season wraps when the much-anticipated Afcon 2019 kicks off on June 21, 2019 on SuperSport with African football talent taking centre stage.
Key match stats for UCL final:
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – Head-to-head, all competitions
Matches played 156
Spurs wins 43
Liverpool wins 73
UEFA Champions League final details:
Saturday 1 June 2019
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Kick-off 10:00 PM – SuperSport 3 (DStv Channel 203)/Maximo 1 (DStv channel 221) SuperSport 10 (DStv Channel 210) Select 2 (GOtv channel 32) Maximo 360 (DStv channel 645)