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Finals Month on BT Sport - We bring you nine football and rugby showpiece events across 15 jam-packed days of action
It's the perfect time to get BT Sport's Monthly Pass as we bring you nine, yes nine finals from football and rugby's finest competitions this month.
Nine finals, 15 days
Saturday 15 May - FA Cup
Sunday 16 May - Women's Champions League
Wednesday 19 May - Coppa Italia
Friday 21 May - Challenge Cup
Saturday 22 May - FA Vase, FA Trophy & Heineken Champions Cup
Wednesday 26 May - Europa League
Saturday 29 May - Champions League
It’s mid-May which means one thing on BT Sport – finals.
From the FA Cup final on 15 May until the Champions League final on 29 May, BT Sport will be showing nine finals from football and rugby’s premier club competitions.
As we reach the business end of the sporting seasons, BT Sport is THE place to watch the campaigns’ crescendo.
Here, BTSport.com break down what you can expect from a sensational month of action as we take you through each of the nine finals coming your way.
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Saturday 15 May
FA Cup – Chelsea 0-1 Leicester
Youri Tielemans’ thunderbolt strike sealed Leicester’s maiden FA Cup triumph with a gritty 1-0 win over Chelsea at Wembley. The Belgium midfielder rifled an unstoppable effort into the top corner from 25 yards, as Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes put another genuine stamp on years of recent quality.
Sunday 16 May
Women’s Champions League – Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona
Chelsea’s bid to win the Women’s Champions League for the first time in the club’s history ended in misery following a 4-0 defeat by Barcelona.
Wednesday 19 May
Coppa Italia – Atalanta 1-2 Juventus
Federico Chiesa fired a second-half winner as Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1 to win the Coppa Italia for the fifth time in the last seven seasons.
Italy forward Chiesa, on loan from Fiorentina, fired home into the bottom corner in the 73rd minute after Ruslan Malinovskyi had cancelled out Dejan Kulusevski’s first-half opener for Juve.
Andrea Pirlo’s side, who have conceded the Serie A title for the first time in 10 years this season, lifted the trophy for a record-extending 14th time.
Friday 21 May
Challenge Cup – Leicester Tigers v Montpellier, 7pm (KO 8pm) on BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate
There’s a chance for English continental glory as Leicester Tigers do battle with Montpellier in the European Rugby Challenge Cup final.
Tigers may sit eighth in the Premiership table but have been mightily-impressive away from the domestic game this season. Steve Borthwick’s men have seen off the likes of Connacht, Newcastle Falcons and Ulster to earn their place in the showpiece clash.
Yet in Top 14 side Montpellier they face strong opposition who are previous Challenge Cup winners having lifted the trophy as recently as 2016.
It promises to be a cracker from the home of English rugby with Leicester bidding to make it a Premiership double after Bristol Bears’ victory in 2020.
Saturday 22 May
FA Vase – Binfield v Warrington Rylands, 12pm (KO 12.15pm) & FA Trophy – Hereford v Hornchurch, 3.45pm (KO 4.15pm) on BT Sport 1 HD
Non-league finals day is on Saturday 22 May with a double-header of action from the home of football.
First up comes the FA Vase final from midday where Bob Bacon’s Binfield will face Warrington Rylands who overcame Walsall Wood in last weekend's semi-final.
The Hellenic League Premier Division side, based in Berkshire, have enjoyed a campaign packed with drama, needing four penalty shootout victories on their journey to Wembley.
After the conclusion of the FA Vase, we turn our attentions to the FA Trophy as phoenix club Hereford FC do battle with Hornchurch for glory.
Born from the ashes of Hereford United, Hereford FC are bidding for the biggest trophy of their short history but take on a Hornchurch team who saw off big fish Notts County in the semis.
Heineken Champions Cup – La Rochelle v Toulouse, 4pm (KO 4.45pm) on BT Sport 2 HD & Ultimate
The best of the best in European rugby go head-to-head at Twickenham as Top 14 giants La Rochelle and Toulouse clash with Heineken Champions Cup glory at stake.
The French giants have seen off all comers this campaign with La Rochelle edging out Gloucester, Sale and Leinster in the knockouts while Toulouse defeated Munster, Clermont and Bordeaux Begles.
It’s Toulouse who boast by far the most the pedigree in the competition with four trophies – the joint-most – but none since 2010.
La Rochelle meanwhile are taking part in their first-ever Champions Cup final and lost both previous clashes with Toulouse in the domestic Top 14 this season.
Wednesday May 26
Europa League – Villarreal v Man Utd, 6.30pm (KO 8pm) on BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes in search of a maiden Manchester United trophy when his men travel to Gdansk to take on La Liga side Villarreal.
United, who began their continental campaign in the Champions League, have not put a foot wrong since dropping into the Europa.
In the Round of 32, The Red Devils thumped Real Sociedad 4-0 over two legs, edged past AC Milan 2-1 in the Last 16, thrashed Granada 4-0 in the quarters and beat Roma 8-5 on aggregate over a thrilling two legs in the semis.
It tees up a tasty-looking final with the undisputed king of the Europa League – Unai Emery. The Spaniard will have relished Villarreal’s semi-final victory over his former employers Arsenal.
Yet the job is not done and Emery will hope to spring a surprise against the Premier League giants in Poland and become the most successful coach in the history of the competition.
Saturday May 29
Champions League – Man City v Chelsea 6pm (KO 8pm) on BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate
Two years after Liverpool took on Tottenham in Madrid, we have another all-English Champions League final as Manchester City face Chelsea for the famous European Cup.
Playing in their first-ever final, Pep Guardiola’s side have never come closer to realising the club’s dream of becoming kings of the continent. City’s semi-final victory over Paris Saint-Germain felt like a seminal moment and Guardiola will be desperate to ensure the run doesn’t end there.
Opponents Chelsea meanwhile, who tasted glory as underdogs in 2012, are perhaps the most in-form side on the continent and have defeated the Premier League champions twice in recent weeks.
Thomas Tuchel’s men saw off Real Madrid in the semis in what has been a sensational run for The Blues in Europe’s premier club competition. But with continental glory on the line, will Europe go royal blue or sky blue come May 29?