Buy tickets for Chelsea v Benfica, Arsenal v Manchester City
We look at five sporting events not to be missed, including Chelsea's clash with Benfica and Manchester City's trip to Arsenal
In this week’s edition, we show you how to get your hands on tickets for Chelsea’s Champions League showdown with Benfica at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea v Benfica (Champions League) – 4 April 2012
Roberto Di Matteo’s Blues have been left flying the English flag in Europe after premature exits by Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. Chelsea, who have struggled to string together a string of consistent results all season, were impressive at Stamford Bridge against Napoli in the last round as they overturned a 3-1 first-leg deficit to book their place in the last eight after extra-time. Portuguese outfit Benfica, who caused Manchester United problems in the group stages, are sure to provide a stern test for the Blues, so why not book your place at Stamford Bridge for the all-important second leg today?
Arsenal v Manchester City (Premier League) – 8 April 2012
The Gunners are the Premier League’s in-form team, having won their last seven games on the trot to give their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League a timely boost. Manchester City, meanwhile, simply must win at The Emirates in this Premier League clash if they want to keep local rivals Manchester United on their toes in the race for the top-flight title. City just edged to a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in December, but with both sides sure to be desperate for the win towards the business end of the season, this clash in north London is set to be a thriller. Book your seat at the Emirates today.
Barcelona v AC Milan (Champions League) – 3 April 2012
A clash between two European heavyweights, this Champions League showdown at the Camp Nou is not to be missed. Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, the Champions League holders, have shown no signs of weakness as they look to become the first team to successfully retain the title. AC Milan, meanwhile, were unplayable in the first leg of their last-16 tie against Arsenal at San Siro, ripping Arsene Wenger’s men to shreds in a 4-0 rout. This clash between the Spanish champions and the Serie A leaders is the stand-out tie of the quarter-finals, so why not book your place at this second-leg showdown today?
Champions League final tickets (Munich) – 19 May 2012
Uefa’s decision to switch the Champions League final from midweek to a Saturday has made European football’s annual showpiece an even more attractive prospect for fans looking to get to the big game. This year, the final will be held at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena. Tickets for the Champions League final incredibly difficult to come by, but World Ticket Shop still have plenty available – so don’t miss your chance to be in Munich to witness history this season.
European Grand Prix (Valencia) – 26 June 2012
The 2012 Formula 1 season has kicked off in dramatic style, with McLaren’s Jenson Button storming to victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, before Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso clinched the chequered flag after a rain-affected but thrilling race in Malaysia. The F1 circus rolls into Valencia in late June and is the perfect opportunity to combine a European getaway with the drama of Formula 1. Double world champion Sebastian Vettel claimed victory at the unique Valencia Street Circuit last year, but with the field looking much more competitive already this season it’s unlikely to be plain sailing for the German this time around.