How To Watch The Football While “Enjoying” Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day Sport

It’s a night of intimacy, romance…and a vital trip to Belarus for Arsenal. Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, but the UEFA Europa League waits for nothing! Thursday will see Arsenal taking on BATE, Chelsea visiting Malmo, and Celtic hosting Valencia – and those are just three of the 15 ties, all live on Virgin Media Sport, taking place on the most romantic evening of the year.


If your paramour isn’t in love with the beautiful game, this could cause problems – but we’ve got solutions! If you think flowers and footy don’t go, or that #relationshipgoals and regular goals can’t sit side by side, then read on; it might just save an argument later this week!




White tablecloths, linen napkins – you’ve gone the whole nine yards. But when Aubameyang is teeing up to hit one from 20 yards, you can keep a sneaky eye on proceedings on your phone! The Virgin TV Anywhere app is your ticket to goals galore on the go; some sensational strikes with your steak, sir?! Find all the need-to-knows right here.



If you’re not averse to catching up after the full-time whistle, then recording the games you want to see could be the perfect fix. Just imagine; a cosy night you’ll both enjoy, followed by a midnight feast of football! Indeed, with the awesome Horizon TV HD+ box you could record four games at once – though since that would keep you occupied deep into Friday morning, we’re not taking responsibility for telling your boss why won’t be in work on time!



8pm kick-off at Parkhead? That’s a 6pm show-time for your rom-com of choice, then! With Virgin Movies, you won’t be at the mercy of schedules; just take your pick from the fantastic films available to rent, and you can fit everything in, with enough time to get your Bhoys shirt on in-between…



Look – a nice dinner is something you can do any night of the year. Watching five-time champs Sevilla travel to the hostile atmosphere of Lazio? That’s a one-time deal. So steel your nerves, look your partner in the eye and calmly explain that seeing Quincy Promes tearing it up in the Stadio Olimpico is can’t-miss. Your relationship is strong enough to survive. Probably. Maybe have some chocolates on hand, just in case…



Virgin Media Sports is the place to be for every game from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League – find out more on the home of European football right here.