FC Barcelona has been unstoppable in La Liga this season, but their run to a title has suffered the kind of blow they couldn’t prepare for with any amount of skill.
Manager Tito Vilanova cancer relapse has forced him to step down while he recovers from surgery, and his team is coping with the emotional blow of Vilanova’s uncertain future.
Their first match without Vilanova on the sideline comes today, on the road against Real Valladolid. It is a match the Catalan club should win with ease, but how Vilanova’s squad performs will go a long way in showing how Barcelona will handle things without their manager.
In Italy, AS Roma take on red-hot AC Milan in Rome. Michael Bradley’s squad could put pressure on the top four with a victory, while Milan could leapfrog Roma with a victory.
In England, Tottenham takes on Stoke City in a match-up that could give us a battle between USMNT teammates Clint Dempsey and Geoff Cameron. Spurs need a win to maintain hold of their Top Four spot, while Stoke City will be trying to push their unbeaten streak to seven matches with a win at White Hart Lane.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
7:45am- ESPN2– Wigan Athletic vs. Arsenal
9am- beIN Sport– Siena vs. Napoli
9am- beIN SPort en Espanol– Inter Milan vs. Genoa (delay)
10am- Fox Soccer Channel– Manchester City vs. Reading
10am- Fox Soccer Plus– Tottenham vs. Stoke City
10am- FoxSoccer2Go.com– Newcastle United vs. Queens Park Rangers
10am- FoxSoccer2Go.com– Southampton vs. Sunderland
10am-FoxSoccer2Go.com– West Bromwich Albion vs. Norwich City
10am- FoxSoccer2Go.com– West Ham United vs. Everton
11am- beIN Sport– Cagliari vs. Juventus (delay)
Noon- beIN Sport– Real Valladolid vs. Barcelona
12:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Liverpool vs. Fulham
2pm- Univision Deportes– Ajaccio vs. Rennes
2pm- beIN Sport– Malaga vs. Real Madrid
2:45pm- RAI– Roma vs. AC Milan
4pm- beIN Sport en Espanol– Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Zaragoza
6pm- beIN Sport en Espanol– Roma vs. AC Milan (delay)