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Kyren Wilson v Shaun Murphy live stream | European Masters 2022 preview

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Wilson and Murphy go head to head in Furth (Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images)

Kyren Wilson and Shaun Murphy go head to head for a place in the European Masters quarter-finals on Friday.

Arguably the pick of the last-16 ties in Furth, two of the world’s top 10 players face off in a repeat of their 2021 Crucible semi-final, in which Murphy reeled off eight successive frames from 12-9 down to prevail 17-12 and claim his seventh win in 10 meetings.

The Magician also enjoyed a commanding 9-1 victory when they met in the 2020 Welsh Open final, although the Warrior came out on top 4-1 in the 2013 Paul Hunter Classic – and their only previous showdown at the Stadthalle.

Both players boast fond memories of the venue. Murphy was a back-to-back winner of the Paul Hunter Classic in 2008 and 2009, while Wilson captured the title in 2018 and was runner-up to Barry Hawkins the following the year.

Having also won the 2019 German Masters, world number eight Wilson is looking to complete a hat-trick of ranking titles in the nation, while claiming his fifth such silverware overall.

A quarter-finalist in 2020, the Warrior has seen off Lyu Haotian and Jimmy Robertson this week; dropping just three frames along the way.

Meanwhile, Murphy has enjoyed a pair of 5-3 wins over Zhang Anda and Chris Wakelin.

The Magician is now seeking only a third ranking quarter-final appearance since defeat by Mark Selby in the Crucible showpiece 15 months ago, also reaching that stage of last season’s Northern Ireland Open and Turkish Masters.

A semi-finalist in 2020, the world number 10 was a two-time winner of this event during the Malta Cup era in 2007 and 2008.

The winner will play either Daniel Wells or Si Jiahui in the quarter-finals.

Play gets underway at 2.30pm BST on Friday with the match contested over the best of nine frames at the Stadthalle in Furth.

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