March on BT Sport: Champions League, Premier League, UFC and the return of MotoGP during an incredible month of action

The green shoots of spring mean it's business time on BT Sport as we bring you another month of incredible live sporting action.

By George Mills Published: 26 February 2021 - 5.12pm

Knockout football continues in the Champions League and Europa League, with seven British teams in action across the two competitions, while our bumper coverage of the Premier League and the FA Cup should keep you glued to your screens too.

With all that, plus an unmissable UFC 259 card featuring three world title fights, the return of MotoGP and international cricket from across the globe, it’s all happening on BT Sport in the month of March.

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

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Champions League and Europa League

There are scores still to be settled in the Champions League, with the Round of 16 second leg ties taking place throughout the month.

All three English sides are in a commanding place to qualify for the last eight with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City carrying a winning advantage into the second legs.

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues will hope to finish the job against Atletico Madrid, while Liverpool will believe they can survive a second leg scare against RB Leipzig and Manchester City will have one eye on the next stage already after a comfortable win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

There could be some high profile eliminations from the competition in the second week of March too with European heavyweights Juventus and Barcelona staring down the barrel of an early exit; is this the end of the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi era?

Meanwhile in the Europa League, the tournament is hotting up after a dramatic Round of 32 that saw Leicester exit at the hands of Slavia Prague.

But with Rangers, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham still in the competition, there could be fireworks in the Round of 16 fixtures beginning on Thursday 11 March.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers will come face-to-face with the Foxes' conquerors after being drawn against Slavia Prague, Arsenal take on familiar foes Olympiakos, Spurs face Dinamo Zagreb and 2017 winner Manchester United recieve the pick of the remaining teams as they meet Serie A title challengers AC Milan.

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

Premier League

BT Sport viewers will be treated to another jam-packed month of Premier League football with eight games exclusively live through the first two weeks of March.

From Tuesday 2 March, we’ve got a triple header across three days beginning with Wolves’ trip to runaway league leaders Manchester City (8pm KO).

The following night tune in to watch Sheffield United v Aston Villa from Bramall Lane (6pm KO) before Thursday night’s London derby between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur (6pm KO).

We have fixtures with implications at both ends of the table with Chelsea featuring twice on their quest to secure a top four finish under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

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The Blues play Everton on Monday 8 March (6pm KO) before travelling to Elland Road for a firefight against Marcelo Bielsa’s dynamic Leeds United on Saturday 13 March (12.30pm KO)

Newcastle United face a must-win clash against Aston Villa in their fight against relegation on Friday 12 March (8pm KO), while fellow strugglers Burnley will be hoping to move further away from the drop zone with a result against Arsenal on Saturday 6 March (12.30pm KO).  

Don’t forget, BT Sport Score will keep you across all the live scores as they come in every Saturday and Jake Humphrey and company will discuss all the big talking points on Premier League Tonight.

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

UFC

Where to start with the UFC schedule coming your way in March?

We kick things off overnight on Saturday 6 with the most stacked card you’re likely to see this year, as three world champions put their belts on the line at UFC 259.

Middleweight king Israel Adesanya goes north to challenge 205lb ruler Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight throne, pound-for-pound contender and female GOAT Amanda Nunes takes on Megan Anderson in defence of her 145lb title, while Petr Yan makes the first defence of his bantamweight strap against number one contender Aljamain Sterling.

The following week, Britain’s very own Leon Edwards fights for the first time in more than 18 months as he seeks to put himself next in line for a shot at Kamaru Usman’s welterweight crown with a win over Belal Muhammad.

Kevin Holland seeks to prove he’s more than simply a flash in the pan with his first main event spot against 185lb gatekeeper Derek Brunson on 20 March.

And then rounding off the month on 27 March, it’s the turn of the big boys as Stipe Miocic rematches Francis Ngannou for the heavyweight championship of the world.

 If you’re a fan of the UFC and not yet a BT Sport subscriber, there’s never been a better time to pick up a monthly pass to make sure you see every moment inside the Octagon during a memorable month.

Our What's On page will keep you across those all-important start times for every event coming your way.

MotoGP

After one of the most unpredictable seasons in recent memory, MotoGP makes its triumphant return to BT Sport with an unmissable opening race from Qatar on Sunday 28 March.

Coming to your screens hot off the recent announcement that BT Sport will continue to be your exclusive home to the fastest show on two wheels for at least four more seasons, we’ll bring you every minute of coverage from all 19 race weekends scheduled across a packed 2021.

Following Marc Marquez’s season-ending crash in the first outing of 2020, the Spaniard will be desperate to return to the top of tree to claim an eighth Grand Prix world championship.

Can reigning champion Joan Mir prove his reign of dominance is more than just a flash in the pan – and will the legendary Valentino Rossi manage to pick up a victory that would add further gloss to a career many believe to be the best the sport has ever seen?

With so many questions heading into what promises to be a fascinating campaign, you’d be silly to miss out on the season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar.

Cricket

The domestic cricket season is only round the corner but the internationals are already in full flow on BT Sport with a feast of action across all formats to sink your teeth into.

Our exclusive coverage of the England Women’s tour of New Zealand continues with three T20 games taking place between Wednesday 3 and Sunday 7 March.

At the same time, we’ll be continuing over coverage of the New Zealand men’s team as their fierce rivalry with Australia continues with their T20 series from game three on Wednesday 3 March to the fifth and final T20 on Sunday 7 March.

If you’re not up for staying awake all night though, we’ve got primetime action from the West Indies as their T20 series against Sri Lanka begins at 9.30pm on Wednesday 3 March.

The two sides will play two more T20 games before beginning the ODI series at 1pm on Wednesday 10 March.

The second game begins at Friday 12 March at the same time, before the crucial third ODI which takes place on Sunday 14 March at 5pm.

For more information on our bumper cricket schedule across March, head to our What’s On page.

Gallagher Premiership

It’s wide open in the top division with any one of a number of teams fancying their chance for a run at the Gallagher Premiership title this season.

Pat Lam’s Bristol Bears, fresh off the back of their Challenge Cup success last season, currently lead the way from reigning champions Exeter.

But with an improving Harlequins and hungry Northampton chasing the top two down, you’d be still to miss a second of the action throughout March on BT Sport.

As ever we'll be showing all six matches from every round, so check out the What's On page to keep across the times and channels.