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5 Sports Matches You Need To Watch This Weekend

Weekend sports preview Lambie Ronaldo Gayle

MenStuff gives you the low-down on all the big sporting clashes this weekend that you can’t afford to miss.

It’s weekend, and that means that the sporting fixture list is packed full of some epic encounters taking place over the next few days, and we got you covered with which clashes you’ve got to keep your eyes on.

New Zealand vs West Indies (ICC Cricket World Cup)

Saturday, 03:00

The fourth quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 is going to be held between New Zealand and the West Indies. While New Zealand seems to be one of the clear favourites to lift the World Cup this year, the unpredictable West Indies can upset any bigger team on a given day.

These two have played six times against each other at World Cups. The records are even at the moment as both teams have won three each.

Sharks vs Chiefs (Super Rugby)

Saturday, 19:10

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Durban based Sharks and the Hamilton based Chiefs the New Zealand two-time champions have won all five.

Although the Sharks won last week in Bloemfontein they are still fairly desperate for victories and this week they have defied a SARU request to rest Springbok players who have played for five consecutive matches.

The Chiefs have made four changes to their team for this week and brought in a new centre partnership in Andrew Horrell and Seta Tamanivalu taking over from injured pair Tim Nanai-Williams and Sonny Bill Williams.

England vs France (Six Nations)

Saturday, 19:00

Ah yes, the battle between the Red Roses and Les Bleus continues at Twickenham on Saturday night, as England and France clash for the final round of the Six Nations tournament.

Victory first and foremost will be the aim for England after their enthralling defeat in Paris last year cost them a Grand Slam and condemned them to another runners-up finish as Ireland took the title.

Liverpool vs Manchester United (English Premier League)

Sunday, 15:30

A vital clash unfolds on Sunday, as Liverpool and Manchester United, both teams with Champions League aspirations, go head-to-head. It is highly unlikely that both sides will finish top four in the Premier League, making this match so much more important.

Liverpool enter the clash having won their last five matches and having not been defeated in the Premier League since December 14th. However, the side that last defeated the Reds, just happens to be Manchester United.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid (El Clasico)

Sunday, 22:00

The two Spanish giants meet this weekend, as Barcelona and Real Madrid battle it out at the Nou Camp, and of course, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Messi, 27, and Ronaldo, 30, are two of the most consistently lethal goalscorers in soccer history and a match rarely passes without them getting on the scoresheet.

Portugal captain Ronaldo, who has scooped the last two Fifa Ballon d’Or awards after four consecutive wins for the Argentina skipper, had a blistering start to the campaign before his form tailed off and he has netted 30 goals for Real in La Liga this season.

Which matches are you most excited to see this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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