This long weekend will be an exciting one for football lovers on GOtv, as the FA Cup final will be broadcast live this Saturday, 1 August 2020.
The FA Cup, which is the oldest knockout competition in world football, will close the 2019-20 top-flight English domestic season with the all-London meeting of Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The match will kick-off at 5:30pm and will be aired LIVE on SuperSport Select 5 (channel 36) available on GOtv Max.
Arsenal surprised football fans in the semifinal match against Manchester City on the penultimate weekend of July, with Gabonese star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory. The Gunners are positive and will be chasing a record-extending 14th FA Cup title with the hope of a repeat of the 2017 final in which they defeated Chelsea 2-1.
Arsenal’s win over Manchester City in the FA Cup followed on quickly from a victory over Liverpool in the Premier League, leaving manager, Mikel Arteta grateful that his side has turned a corner after a roller-coaster ride of a season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea put in arguably one of their best performances of the season to defeat Manchester United 3-1 in the other semi-final. The Blues suffocated the Red Devils and claimed a deserved victory, with strikes from Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, and an own goal from Harry Maguire.
Chelsea will be looking to win the FA Cup for a ninth time, with their most recent success in 2018 when they defeated Man United 1-0 in the final. Manager Frank Lampard believes reaching the FA Cup final is a sign of his side’s improvement.
“It is a great achievement for us to get there,” Lampard explained. “To win a semi is a great thing but to win a final is the thing. We are progressing, we are getting better. There have been recent bumps but [the semi-final win] was a performance of huge character and personality, work ethic and quality.”
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