The huge Serie A double header of Juventus/Fiorentina and Lazio/Napoli headline a jam-packed Saturday in the world of soccer.
Napoli and Lazio sit two and three in the league table, hot on the heels of league-leading Juventus. Fiorentina is only a point down from both Milan clubs, who currently occupy Serie A’s Europa League spots. Needless to say, both matches in Italy today will have a huge impact at the top of the table.
Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United will kick the day off over in England. Tottenham is closing in on third-place Chelsea, who lost last week to a rising Newcastle squad. Later in the day, the Blues will have their chance to bounce back at home against struggling Wigan Athletic and end this run of bad form.
In Germany, Dortmund hosts a HSV side struggling to keep any momentum heading in its direction. The defending Bundesliga champs are now 12 points behind rivals Bayern Munich after last week’s victory over previous #2 Bayer Leverkusen.
The third place match in the Africa Cup of Nations promises to be an intriguing one. How will Ghana bounce back from its shocking penalty kick loss to Burkina Faso? Will the Eagles proudly bring a third place finish back to a nation in conflict?
Real Madrid will take its usual place in the spotlight this evening. Days before their massive Champions League fixture with Manchester United, Madrid hosts Sevilla, a side that has only scraped together seven road points this season.
Finally, be sure to tune in to tonight’s Liga MX action. After drawing with league-leading U.N.A.L. last week, Tijuana hosts Club America in a battle of second vs. third in this young Clausura campaign.
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Enjoy your Soccer Saturday (Today’s TV Schedule is after the jump):
SATURDAY’S TV SCHEDULE
7:45am – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN3.com – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United
9:30am – GolTV – Borussia Dortmund vs. Hamburg SV
10:00am – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes Chelsea vs. Wigan Athletic
10:00am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Norwich City vs. Fulham
10:00am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Stoke City vs. Reading
10:00am – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com – Sunderland vs. Arsenal
10:00am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Swansea City vs. Queens Park Rangers
10:00am – beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Español – Mallorca vs. Osasuna
12:00pm – beIN Sport en Español – Celta Vigo vs. Valencia
12:00pm – beIN Sport/RAI – Juventus vs. Fiorentina
1:00pm – ESPN3.com – Mali vs. Ghana – (AFCON Third-Place Match)
2:00pm – beIN Sport en Español – Levante vs. Malaga
2:45pm – RAI – Lazio vs. Napoli
4:00pm – beIN Sport/ beIN Sport en Español – Real Madrid vs. Sevilla
6:00pm – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America Cruz Azul vs. UNAM
6:00pm – Univision Deportes – Querétaro vs. Chiapas
8:00pm – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs. Guadalajara
8:00pm – UniMás – Tijuana vs. América
10:00pm – UniMás – Atlas vs. Atlanta
10:00pm – Univision Deportes – San Luis vs. Puebla