It’s been some week in European football with Joy Sports, as the two top competitions have served back to back drama from last Monday.
With the Europa League quarterfinals, showing on pay-TV giant StarTimes, ultimately seeing Manchester United, Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and X go through, the rest of the week gave fans goosebumps with the top tier competition serving amazing storylines as well.
The unpredictable Europa League returns with the much-anticipated semi between competition kings Sevilla and the rising Manchester United.
StarTimes and Joy Sports once more partner to deliver a watchable experience to viewers and listeners, with radio buildup from 6:30pm on Sunday.
This semi-final is in Cologne has United, who had much more trouble than expected against FC Copenhagen and needed a Bruno Fernandes penalty in the first half of extra-time to win 1-0.
For Sevilla, their quarterfinal was more straightforward, securing a late 1-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Argentine striker Lucas Ocampos heading the only goal of the game with two minutes to go.
United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær lost against Sevilla in the round of the last-32 of the competition with Molde in the 2014/15 season, winning 2-0 at home, but losing 3-0 away. “So I still have got something to get back at them,” he said.
Between them, the four remaining clubs in the competition have the Europa League [or its predecessor, the UEFA Cup] 10 times, with Sevilla being the record holder, with five. Inter have won once, while Shakhtar and Manchester United each have one title.
All four quarter-final matches, as well as the two semi-finals and final were – and will be – played in stadiums in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, chosen because of safety concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghanaian football fans can continue enjoying the football festival as the continent’s leading digital-TV operator, StarTimes, will be showing the matches live and exclusively on the StarTimes football channels.
And, of course, Joy Sports radio commentary will be available for Sevilla’s meeting with Manchester United.
How to follow the game:
On TV, tune in to the StarTimes World Football channel. Don’t have a StarTimes decoder? It costs only GHS 140. Just WhatsApp 0553511993 for yours!
On radio, the first half of the match will be on Hitz 103.9FM, while the second half will be on both Joy 99.7FM and Hitz 103.9 FM.