Football fans are eagerly anticipating an action-packed Sunday on March 19th, as the TV scheduling for the FA Cup quarter-finals has been announced. The day will feature three exciting ties, with Manchester United rounding off the day against Fulham. This comes after a day of elite league matches across Europe, including a Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, and a LaLiga El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The FA Cup quarter-finals will begin the day before on Saturday, March 18th, with Manchester City hosting Burnley in the only match of the day. On Sunday, Sheffield United will kick off the day’s line-up against Championship rivals Blackburn at noon, followed by Brighton meeting giantkillers Grimsby. Manchester United will then play their last-eight game against Fulham at 4.30pm.
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United team are chasing the Quadruple after winning the Carabao Cup last Sunday. Ahead of their tie with Fulham, Old Trafford legend Gary Neville has agreed to a potentially-embarrassing bet with an Arsenal fan. Neville still believes that Manchester City will retain the title, despite Arsenal’s five-point lead. If Mikel Arteta’s men do lift the crown, Neville has agreed to don a Gunners’ shirt labelled “champions”.
Meanwhile, Arsenal arguably have the benefit of not being in the FA Cup, allowing them to focus on their Premier League match against Crystal Palace on March 19th. The Gunners will be hoping to maintain their five-point lead over Manchester City and secure their place at the top of the table.
In addition to the FA Cup matches and Premier League fixtures, Serie A also has a couple of exciting games on March 19th. Inter Milan will be at home to Juventus, while Jose Mourinho’s Roma will go to Lazio.
Overall, football fans are in for a treat on March 19th, with an epic day of matches across Europe. The FA Cup quarter-finals promise to be particularly exciting, with Manchester United looking to continue their pursuit of the Quadruple and Arsenal hoping to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table.