In the Jupiler Pro League, players are already seeing Play-offs 1 looming on the horizon, while in the UEFA Champions League, qualifications for the next round have almost reached their verdict. With winter in focus, cyclo-cross and board sports are fun. And is there a better place than Proximus Sports to follow all these events in peace?
Anderlecht continues to stutter in the Jupiler Pro League, La Gantoise resists and FC Bruges loses their invincibility status. Will we see a dramatic turnaround in the title race in December? The last month of the year will undoubtedly be decisive for several contenders.
On 15/12, Club Bruges will receive the KV Mechelen, the revelation of the first half of the season. A week later, the “Blauw & Zwart” will go to La Gantoise, where the reception may be somewhat heckled. As for the Anderlecht, they will be keen to demonstrate their ability to win the challenge against teams at the top of the table. The “Mauves” will successively face Standard in Sclessin (15/12), then Genk at home (22/12), before going to Antwerp (26/12).
The day after Christmas, Standard will welcome La Gantoise for the shock of the challengers. All of these Jupiler Pro League matches can be followed in full on Proximus Sports, with expert comments from our football specialists.
In the Proximus League, the fight to win the second period is in full swing. OH Louvain, the winner of the first period, has the firm intention of continuing its momentum and consolidating its status as a leader. Determined not to be told, the direct opponents of the Louvanistes will be opposed to each other in December. On 01/12, Beerschot Wilrijk will visit Union-Saint-Gilloise and, the following week, the people of Brussels will move to “Westelse Kuipje”, the stronghold of the Westerlo club.
Proximus Sports is definitely the place to be to follow the progress of the UEFA Champions League. All the major Champions League matches are in fact broadcast live on our sports channels. In addition, thanks to “Multi Live”, you can follow the best actions of all matches taking place simultaneously. In December, you will be able to discover the highlights of Inter Milan – FC Barcelona (10/12), as well as Bayern Munich – Tottenham Hotspurs (11/12). Without forgetting the Belgian teams still in the running. For his last group match, on December 10, Genk will travel to Naples, while the following day, Club Brugge will host Real d’Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.
As for the Hope teams of the two Belgian teams present in the Champions League, they will face the same opponents in the UEFA Youth League. These duels are also to be followed in full on Proximus Sports.
The major European championships will not be outdone. Starting with La Liga, where Eden Hazard is preparing to play her first “Clasico” against His Grandeur Lionel Messi. Who of “Ederzinho” and “Pulga” will manage to farewell? You will know it on 12/18 at the end of the meeting broadcast on Eleven Sports. For Barça, this will be the second confrontation in a short time with a Madrid club. On December 1, the “Blaugrana” will indeed face Atlético in the hell of the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Football fans will also find their happiness in the Serie A championship. The same weekend will take place two clashes of titans. In order to celebrate Saint Nicholas with dignity, Romelu Lukaku and others will welcome AS Roma. If they want to maintain pressure on Juve, the “Nerazzurri” must absolutely prevail against the troops managed by the Portuguese Paulo Fonseca. The next day, the “Old Lady” will be faced with a major adversary, in this case, Lazio Rome. All these meetings will be followed on Eleven Sports.
Like the two Bundesliga Bayern Munich confrontations – Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin – Borussia Mönchengladbach (21/12).
And, as if that were not enough, you can watch the quarter-finals of the English League Cup. On the program Tuesday 17/12 Aston Villa – Liverpool and 18/12 Everton – Leicester. These two meetings are to follow on Eleven Sports.
With winter in focus, the plowed aces are having a great time. If the start of the season was dominated by our compatriot Eli Iserbyt, the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel was quick to regain control. Since his return to the plowed, the grandson of the late Raymond Poulin Gold has won all the cross country races in which it has participated, 5 out of 5, winning a third European title in a row.
In December, the reigning World Champion intends to continue his ascent. All rounds of the Super prestige and the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup are to be followed on Proximus Sports.
At the end of the year, the caravan will stop on 8/12 in Zonhoven (with the famous “Kuil”, literally the “pit”), on 22/12 in Namur, on 26/12 in Heusden-Zolder and on 29 / 12 in Diegem (a race which takes place at night).
Both in the Euro Millions Basketball League and in the NBA, the season is in full swing.
The teams to beat here are Antwerp Giants and BC Ostende. In Pool A, Mons-Hainaut is neck and neck with the Antwerp team. This shows the importance of the Antwerp trip to Hennuyere land on December 13th. On December 20, Antwerp will travel to Aalst, the city of carnival par excellence, where the local team (Okapi Allstar) will be waiting for them. Firm footing. The day after Christmas, Basic-Fit Brussels will receive Limburg United, Ostend’s main challenger in pool B.
The icing on the cake: on December 28, Proximus customers will have the privilege of attending the All-Star Game, broadcast on Picks Live.
The performances of BC Oostende and the Antwerp Giants in the Basketball Champions League, the most prestigious European competition, will be broadcast live and exclusively on Eleven Sports. December’s program: 3/12 BC Oostende – Polski Sukier Torun, 4/12 Hapoel Jerusalem – Antwerp Giants, 10/12 Antwerp Giants – San Pablo Burgos, 11/12 BC Oostende – SIG Strasbourg, 17/12 Unit Holon – BC Oostende, 18/12 Teksüt Bandirma – Antwerp Giants
Across the Atlantic, the NBA chadors are not idle either. The 01/12 against the Dallas Mavericks and the 03/12 against the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Lakers will try to confirm their excellent start to the season. Still in the infirmary, Zion Williamson, the talented winger of the New Orleans Pelicans, could be back on the court in mid-December. Until then, the Pelicans will head to Dallas on 07/12 and the next day the Brooklyn Nets will host the Denver Nuggets. As usual, you can follow the forecasts of our editorial staff every week. All NBA shocks are broadcast via Eleven Sports 2 and 3.
In December, Eleven Sports sets the stage for American football. You can watch two NFL games per week live, not including reruns. Each week, our editorial staff will also offer an overview of upcoming meetings, as well as the tops and flops of each day. Also to be seen in December: Houston Texans-New England Patriots (1/12), Chicago Bears – Dallas Cowboys (6/12), New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs (8/12), LA Rams-Seattle Seahawks (9 / 12), Baltimore Ravens-NY Jets (13/12), Dallas Cowboys-Los Angeles Rams (15/12), Pittsburg Steelers-Buffalo Bills (16/12), Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Houston Texas (21/12), San Francisco 49’ers-Los Angeles Rams (22/12), New England Patriots-Buffalo Bills (22/12) and Chicago Bears-Kansas City Chiefs (23/12).
The Formula 1 season ends on December 1 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The World Rally Championship ended on November 17.
As for the last Moto GP Grand Prix, it took place from 15 to 17 November in Valence.
Let motorsport fans be reassured. From 13 to 15 December, Euro sport will broadcast the WTCR-FIA World Touring Car Cup Super-Final which will take place in Malaysia, on the Sepang International Circuit.
If, in Belgium, the first flakes are long overdue, the snow has already fallen in abundance abroad. While ski legends Lindsey Vonn and Marcel Hirscher have ended their careers, the question arises of their succession. Rich in major events, the winter sports season promises to be exciting.
As a preamble to an extremely busy December, the first round of the Biathlon World Cup will take place on November 30 and December 1 in Östersund, Sweden.
Each weekend of December will take place a ski jump competition with, to celebrate in beauty the transition from 2019 to 2020, the traditional Tournament of the four springboards (from December 28 to January 6). To follow on Euro sport.
Although opinions on the issue differ, professional video game competitions (esports) are now considered a sport in their own right. If you are not fully convinced, do not miss the finals of the ESL Proximus Championship, which will see the four best teams of “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and “League of Legends” compete. To be continued on Proximus Picks on November 30 and December 1.