Champions League semi-final dates confirmed – Newcastle v Liverpool to be moved
The Champions League semi-final dates have been confirmed on Thursday morning and Newcastle v Liverpool will have to be moved.
Liverpool (see below) have announced that they play Barcelona away on Wednesday 1 May at 8pm.
The scousers winning 4-1 in Portugal last night to complete a comprehensive 6-1 aggregate victory over Porto..
The second leg at Anfield will be played at 8pm on Tuesday 7 May.
As has been much discussed (see below), this ensures that they can’t now play at St James Park only two days before on Sunday 5 May.
The only/most likely realistic choice appears to be either returning the game to a 3pm kick off on Saturday 4 May with no live TV coverage (which isn’t going to happen!), or a night (probably 7.45pm) time kick-off on that Saturday night.
Liverpool official announcement:
‘Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final fixture dates against FC Barcelona have been confirmed.
The first leg of the last-four showdown will take place at Camp Nou on Wednesday May 1, with the return scheduled for Anfield on Tuesday May 7.
Both games will kick off at 8pm BST.’
Champions League semi-finals:
Tuesday 30 April
Tottenham v Ajax (8pm)
Wednesday 1 May
Barcelona v Liverpool (8pm)
Tuesday 7 May
Liverpool v Barcelona (8pm)
Wednesday 8 May
Ajax v Tottenham (8pm)
The Mag – 17 April 2019:
Newcastle v Liverpool was scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 4 May.
Then just under two weeks ago the last Premier League live TV games announcement saw it rescheduled to 4.30pm on Sunday 5 May.
However, this is dependent on Liverpool’s Champions League involvement.
If Liverpool get through their quarter-final against Porto, they would then play the semi-final first leg on Tuesday 7 May.
Which would then mean the Newcastle v Liverpool match being almost certainly pulled back to the Saturday, with another TV slot found.
The second leg against Porto is tonight (Wednesday 17 April) with Liverpool travelling to Portugal with a 2-0 lead from the first leg at Anfield.
Newcastle fans set to find out just over two weeks before the Liverpool game as to when it will definitely be played.
On that weekend, the live TV games announced are:
Friday 3 May
Everton v Burnley (8pm)
Saturday 4 May
Man City v Leicester (12.30pm)
Cardiff v Crystal Palace (5.30pm)
Sunday 5 May
Huddersfield v Man Utd (2pm)
Newcastle v Liverpool (4.30pm)
Monday 6 May
Bournemouth v Tottenham
If indeed Liverpool do go through tonight to the Champions League semi-finals and then have a CL semi-final first leg on Tuesday 7 May, it looks very likely that Newcastle v Liverpool would then end up in a 7.45pm live TV slot on Saturday 4 May.
I’ll be watching with interest tonight…
Newcastle United official announcement – Friday 5 April 2019:
‘Newcastle United’s Premier League home game against Liverpool has been selected for live television broadcast in the UK.
As a result, the game will move to Sunday, 5th May with a 4.30pm (BST) kick-off.
The match – which is United’s last home game of the season – will be shown live on Sky Sports.
This match is subject to movement depending upon Liverpool’s participation in the Champions League the following Tuesday.’
The complete remaining Newcastle United PL schedule:
Saturday 20 April (BT Sport)
Newcastle v Southampton (5.30pm)
Saturday 27 April (BT Sport)
Brighton v Newcastle (5.30pm)
Sunday 5 May (Sky Sports)
Newcastle v Liverpool (4.30pm)
Sunday 12 May
Fulham v Newcastle (3pm)
These are the games that have been shown so far via live broadcast for NUFC this season:
Saturday 11 August
Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2
Saturday 18 August
Cardiff 0 Newcastle 0
Sunday 26 August
Newcastle 1 Chelsea 2
Wednesday 29 August
Nottingham Forest 3 Newcastle 1 (League Cup)
Saturday 1 September
Man City 2 Newcastle 1
Saturday 6 October
Man Utd 3 Newcastle United 2
Monday 26 November
Burnley 1 Newcastle 2
Sunday 9 December
Newcastle 1 Wolves 2
Wednesday 2 January 2019
Newcastle 0 Man Utd 2
Saturday 5 January 2019
Newcastle 1 Blackburn 1
Saturday 12 January 2019
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1
Tuesday 15 January 2019
Blackburn 2 Newcastle 4
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Newcastle 2 Man City 1
Saturday 2 February 2019
Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
Monday 11 February 2019
Wolves 1 Newcastle 1
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Newcastle 2 Burnley 0
Saturday 2 March 2019
West Ham 2 Newcastle 0
Monday 1 April
Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0
Friday 12 April
Leicester 0 Newcastle 1
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