April on BT Sport: Champions League, Premier League, Champions Cup, MotoGP and UFC headline blockbuster month

BT Sport will show the return of the Champions League and Europa League, Premier League, every Champions Cup match, two MotoGP races and UFC 261 in April.

By Tim Williams Published: 1 April 2021 - 3.52pm

With lockdown easing across the UK, there’s plenty to look forward to in April and at BT Sport we’ve got another huge month of live action in store.

From the return of the Champions League and Europa League to MotoGP and UFC, we’ve got an unrivalled schedule of live sport to keep you entertained.

As well as our superb live offering for BT Sport subscribers, we’ll also be showing WrestleMania 37 on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April.

Here are the events you can’t afford to miss.

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Champions League

April on BT Sport begins in sensational style with the return of the Champions League.

The action begins on Tuesday 6 April when Liverpool travel to Estadio Di Stefano to take on 13-time winners Real Madrid in the quarter-final first leg.

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Man City also continue their quest for an unprecedented quadruple on the same night when they entertain a Borussia Dortmund side complete with Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.

The next day, Bayern meet Paris Saint-Germain in a repeat of last season’s final and Chelsea visit Porto.

A week later, the semi-finalists will be determined when the teams do battle once again in the second legs. Can all three English participants make it through to the last four?

If that’s not enough, the semi-final first legs are set to take place in the final week of April.

Don’t forget, the Europa League also returns, with Man United and Arsenal both looking to progress against Granada and Slavia Prague, respectively.

Check out our full Champions League and Europa listings on our What’s On page.

Premier League

BT Sport customers can enjoy another huge month of Premier League action in April, beginning with a double-header on Easter weekend.

First up, a resurgent Chelsea look to continue their remarkable run under Thomas Tuchel against Sam Allardyce’s struggling West Brom.

On Sunday, settle in for an unmissable encounter at Old Trafford when Man United meet Brighton in a match with huge implications at both ends of the table.

The action continues on Friday 9 April when Fulham look to bolster their survival hopes against middling Wolves.

The next day, Man City, who announced that legendary forward Sergio Aguero will depart at the end of the season, host Leeds in what promises to be an intriguing tactical encounter.

Yet another huge weekend concludes with Arsenal’s visit to Bramall Lane to take on rock bottom Sheffield United.

But that’s not all! We have another triple-header from Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 April, with Leicester v West Brom, Liverpool v Newcastle and Aston Villa v West Brom.

Don’t forget, BT Sport Score will keep you across all the live scores as they come in every Saturday.

Check out our full Premier League listings on our What’s On page.

Champions Cup

Rugby fans rejoice! European club rugby is finally back and BT Sport is the only place that you can watch all the action.

In an unmissable Easter weekend, we’ll be showing no fewer than 16 live games across three days as the knockout stages of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup begin.

Five Premiership sides are still in the hunt for glory in Europe’s premier competition, with Wasps, Gloucester, Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears and Sale Sharks all in action.

On Friday 2 April, we have an unmissable meeting between European royalty Leinster and Toulon as well as Gloucester’s clash with La Rochelle.

Saturday’s triple-header sees Wasps hosts Clermont, Munster entertain Toulouse and Exeter welcome Lyon to Sandy Park.

The next day, Racing 92 v Edinburgh, Bordeaux v Bristol and Scarlets v Sale are live on BT Sport.

What’s more, there’s also plenty of English interest in the Challenge Cup round of 16, with Bath, London Irish, Newcastle, Northampton, Leicester and Harlequins all battling it out to reach the quarter-finals.

Check out our full rugby listings on our What’s On page.

UFC

After an unforgettable month of UFC action in March, we have three more fight cards in April.

Darren Till’s showdown with Marvin Vettori, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 10 April, is off after the Liverpool fighter suffered a serious collarbone injury. It is still unclear who will deputise for the Liverpudlian.

Robert Whittaker takes on Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday 17 April in a middleweight clash after Paulo Costa was forced to withdraw.

Gastelum is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ian Heinisch in February, while Whittaker last fought against Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 in October last year.

The pair were due to fight at UFC 234 in 2019 before Whittaker pulled out due to a hernia issue.

Three world titles will be on the line at an unmissable UFC 261 on Saturday 24 April as the UFC holds their first full-capacity event since the coronavirus pandemic.

In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will face Jorge Masvidal in a rematch of their UFC 251 fight. Weili Zhang will put the women’s strawweight title on the line against Rose Namajunas and women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko will battle Jessica Andrade.

See all of our upcoming UFC cards on our What’s On Page.

MotoGP

After a long wait, MotoGP returned in March with the Grand Prix of Qatar and we have two more races for you in April.

Maverick Vinales will be looking to make it back to back wins at Losail Circuit Sports Club at the Grand Prix of Doha on Sunday 4 April which will be held at the same location as the season opener.

Johann Zarco was second in Qatar as he and third-placed Bagnaia passed reigning champion on the last lap.

Britain’s Sam Lowes was also victorious in the Moto2, becoming the first Briton to win the first race of the season since 1979.

After a week break, MotoGP will return to Europe for the Grand Prix of Portugal on Sunday 18 April.

We’ll build up to every race with full and uninterrupted coverage of every Free Practice and Warm Up session. We’ll also, of course, be showing every Moto2 and Moto3 session - including the races - in full.

And after you catch your breath, Chequered Flag will round up the weekend's talking points with the very best analysis from our pundits and high-profile guests.