This is shaping up to be one of those weeks where the old saying applies: “if you can’t find something to watch, you just don’t like football.” This weekend we have a very strong slate of games; some very important, and some very interesting, featuring fantastic players. Then we have a breather, and on Tuesday and Wednesday we have the second half of this round of the Champions League. More on Champions early next week.
The weekend starts off with a bang with Liverpool v. Manchester United, in a match that should be both important AND interesting. Most commentators feel if Manchester wins they essentially have the Premiership locked up. Liverpool, however, is hitting on all cylinders, and should make a game out of it. The other big, big Saturday match is Barca v. Sevilla; both teams play very attractive, attacking football, and now that Barca has all (or most) of their key guys back they should really start playing like the powerhouse that they are. Look for this to be a good one.
On Sunday, look for the pick of the litter to be Fiorentina v. Torino, a match featuring one of my favorite teams which also might be a good indicator of who might get that final Champions League spot in Italy.
It’s a big weekend for me personally, as some of my favorite teams are playing. I’ll watch Milan on tape Saturday night, followed by Fiorentina and Siena on Sunday and Real Madrid on Monday, again on delay. By then we will all be getting geared up for the Champions League and another great week of football. Enjoy.
7:30am Liverpool vs Manchester United Setanta
9:30am Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich GolTv
10:00am Arsenal vs Reading Setanta
10:00am Newcastle vs Middlesbrough FSC
12:00pm Portsmouth vs Chelsea FSC
4:00pm Sevilla vs Barcelona GolTv
8:30pm Livorno vs Inter GolTv
10:30pm Milan vs Chievo Verona GolTv
9:00am Fiorentina vs Torino GolTv
9:00am Lazio vs Sampdoria FSC
11:00am West Ham vs Tottenham FSC
11:00am Zaragoza vs Real Sociedad GolTv
1:00pm Catania vs Siena FSC
3:00pm Recreativo vs Atl. Madrid GolTv
5:00pm Boca Juniors vs San Lorenzo FSC
9:00pm Real Madrid vs Getafe GolTv