Big rivals in cricket, football and F1 take center stage October 24-Sports News, Firstpost



Football and cricket’s big rivals will be in action on Sunday while Formula 1 enthusiasts can once again witness the ongoing rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

There have been quite a few Super Sundays in the sports world. Each unique to the sports and teams involved and that of Oct. 24 should also live up to the hype. Football and cricket’s big rivals will be in action on Sunday while Formula 1 enthusiasts can once again witness the ongoing rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

Here’s a look at the upcoming Super Sunday:

India vs Pakistan – T20 World Cup

Rivals who don’t often play against each other. Both countries are extremely proud of their cricket teams, but off-pitch issues have arisen in the sport and it has become a norm for these two teams to only meet at ICC tournaments.

So, on Sunday, Babar Azam’s Pakistan will struggle against Indian players who have had enough playing time to play IPL in the UAE. But Pakistan is also not new to conditions having played a number of T20 matches in the UAE. They have won their six games at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, home of Sunday’s game, and in fact, they are undefeated in their last 11 games in the UAE. But India dominated their World Cup opponents, having won all 12 matches on the big stage.

“To be honest, we don’t want to focus on the past. We are looking forward to this World Cup. We are going to focus on our strength, our abilities and apply them that day,” Babar said at the conference. pre-match press release. .

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has played down the hype, however.

“Honestly, I’ve never felt it,” Kohli said when asked if it is different every time India meets Pakistan. “I just approached this game like another game of cricket and I know there is a lot of hype surrounding this game, especially with ticket sales and ticket applications.

“Other than that I don’t think we can get anything more out of this game and for us it is a game of cricket that has to be played in the right spirit, as we know,” he said. -he declares.

Match schedule: The draw will take place at 7:00 p.m. IST and the match will start at 7:30 p.m. IST.

Where to watch: Star Sports Network in India and live on Disney + Hotstar.

Manchester United v Liverpool – Premier League

United are already four points behind second-placed Liverpool after failing to win their last three league games. PA

Manchester United, rekindled by their act of European escape, face a severe test against bitter rivals Liverpool in crucial clash in Premier League title race

On the brink of a disastrous Champions League loss to Atalanta on Wednesday, Manchester United staged an enthusiastic response to ease the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United’s recovery from a two-goal lead was capped by the winner Cristiano Ronaldo, allowing him to avoid a fifth loss in eight games.

But the joy and relief that escaped Old Trafford after the 3-2 win will return to the taunts and angst if United crash into former enemies Liverpool on Sunday.

United are already four points behind Liverpool, second after failing to win their last three league games and another slip against the in-form Jurgen Klopp side would be a blow to their bid for a first English title since 2013.

Liverpool pose a serious threat to United’s optimistic mood and they travel to Manchester after scoring three or more goals in seven away appearances in all competitions this quarter.

They have been unbeaten since April, a 21-game streak that is their longest streak since 24 unbeaten from January to May 1989.

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid were defeated on Tuesday, but Klopp doesn’t think Liverpool are at their best yet.

“We’re not that confident, to be honest. We know our struggles, we know our problems but we try to ignore them very often,” he said.

Match schedule: 9 p.m. HIST.

Where to watch: Star Sports Network in India and live on Disney + Hotstar.

Barcelona vs Madrid – LaLiga

The first Clásico since the departure of Lionel Messi for Paris.

Madrid’s visit will close a three-game home streak for Barcelona that coach Ronald Koeman has called crucial in getting his side back on the path to victory after a poor start to the season left them under intense pressure.

Koeman’s side started the week by beating Valencia 3-1 in the league. It was followed by the 1-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday, which increased Barcelona’s chances of avoiding elimination from the Champions League group stage for the first time in 20 years.

But Koeman criticized his players for not being more convincing against a shy Dynamo. Defender Gerard Pique has scored Barcelona’s only goal in three Champions League games this season as their attack continues to stutter.

Newcomer Memphis Depay leads Barcelona this season with four goals, but no other player has scored more than twice. Compare that to Madrid, who scored 11 goals from Karim Benzema and seven more from Vinícius Júnior.

Match schedule: 7:45 p.m. IST.

Where to watch: MTV and Voot Select in India.

Inter Milan vs Juventus – Serie A

Super Sunday rivals in cricket football and F1 take center stage on October 24

Juventus are confident they are on the right track after a difficult start to life under Allegri. PA

On Sunday, Juventus’ defense will face a tougher test against Serie A champion Inter Milan’s stellar attack in the Derby d’Italia. Inter’s last five Serie A games have recorded 22 goals, but not all for the Nerazzurri.

Inter also beat the Sheriff 3-1 on Tuesday. But it was their first victory in this Champions League, as Juventus have three wins out of three and have yet to concede in the competition.

Entering the clash of styles on Sunday, Juventus are convinced they are on the right track after a difficult start to life under Allegri, who returned to the club two years after being sacked. The Bianconeri are slowly climbing up the rankings and are in seventh place, three points behind third-placed Inter but 10 points behind leaders Napoli, who have won their eight matches.

Inter won the league title last season, ending Juve’s streak of nine successive Serie A titles. The Bianconeri – under Andrea Pirlo – have barely slipped into the Champions League spots , finishing fourth.

Match schedule: 12:15 am (Monday).

Where to watch: Voot Select.

Marseille vs PSG – Ligue 1

The experience of a soccer match in Argentina is almost unmatched for the raw passion of the crowd, the spectacle in the stands often more eye-catching than the events on the pitch.

Yet if there is one place in Europe that can match it, it might be the Vélodrome de Marseille, where fiery Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli now roams the sideline while up to 65,000 supporters generate a dizzying atmosphere.

It can be the case for any game, but when Paris Saint-Germain come to town, it’s really very special.

They love their football in the French Mediterranean port city, but they have always hated PSG, even before Qatar bought the club from the capital in 2011.

“Le Classique” – as it is sometimes called – is the biggest game in French football, and on Sunday it will have a distinctly Argentinian flavor.

It will be Sampaoli’s first game against PSG as Marseille coach. In the canoe outside will be his compatriot, Mauricio Pochettino. In the away team, Lionel Messi will have his first glimpse of France’s biggest grudge match.

Messi has been the hero of so many Clasicos for Barcelona against Real Madrid and is the top scorer in the history of this game. He will be conspicuous by his absence when the Spanish giants face off on Sunday.

PSG table tops are overwhelming favorites. They have only lost once against OM in 10 years. The Messi factor means the celebrations in Marseille will be something if they can get the upper hand over PSG.

Pochettino, from the same province of Santa Fe as Sampaoli and Messi, will have Mbappe in his roster and will be hoping Neymar will return after an injury.

He could also find a place for Angel Di Maria, who started his career with Rosario Central, Newell’s rivals, and Mauro Icardi. Both were born in Rosario.

Everyone knows the passion for games that will make Sunday at the Vélodrome such a spectacle.

Match schedule: 12:15 am (Monday).

Where to watch: Voot Select and JioTV application.

United States Grand Prix – Formula 1

Super Sunday rivals in cricket football and F1 take center stage on October 24

Max Verstappen will look to extend his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton at the United States Grand Prix. PA

The United States Grand Prix was instrumental in the title battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, with championship rivals biting each other all weekend. The race takes place on Sunday, but both have done their part in F1’s high-profile return to America.

The series is booming in the United States and an expected crowd of 140,000 on the Circuit of the Americas will see points leader Verstappen lead his Red Bull at the start. He will be alongside the seven-time champion Hamilton at the wheel of a Mercedes team who dominated this course in Texas.

The two have been back and forth from practice on Friday when Verstappen returned his middle finger to Hamilton in practice and called the five-time Tour of the Americas winner a “stupid fool.” Then Verstappen stifled Hamilton on the last lap of qualifying with a whisper of 0.209 seconds to snatch pole.

It will therefore be the 24-year-old Dutchman who will start on Sunday on a track where Hamilton has practically dominated since the day it opened.

This race is important in the fight for the title because Mercedes has always done so well. Verstappen and Red Bull must therefore capitalize in Texas because Verstappen only holds six points in the standings with six races to go.

The lead has wavered several times this season as Verstappen tries to hang on to his pursuit of his debut F1 championship. Hamilton is aiming for a record-breaking eighth title, but it’s his toughest challenge in years.

It sets up a potentially explosive start in front of a massive sold-out crowd that is expected to be among the most significant for any U.S. sporting event since the start of the pandemic.

Race timing: 12:30 a.m. (Monday).

Where to watch: Star Sports Network in India and live on Disney + Hotstar.

With contributions from the AP and AFP


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