Saturday’s European action kicks off at Goodison Park, where Everton will take on Manchester City. The host Toffees, who were bounced from the FA Cup by relegation-threatened Wigan, are in a tight race with city rival Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion for a spot in European competition next season. Manchester City will have to shake off its woeful Everton run if it wants to put pressure on league-leading Manchester United–City has lost five out of its last seven matches against the Toffees.
Arsenal will try to stay in the hunt for a place in the Champions League when the club visits Swansea City later in the day. The Gunners, who sit five points back from fourth-place Chelsea, are coming off of a good result at Bayern Munich. Even though the 2-0 win was not enough to push Arsenal into the final eight in the Champions League, the result shows that the club still has some fight left in what will be another trophyless season.
In Germany, runaway Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich will look for revenge on third-place Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern lost 2-1 to Leverkusen at home back in October off of a late Sidney Sam goal. Since that loss, Bayern has captured 45 of 48 possible points in Bundesliga action. Will Leverkusen be able to slay the German giants twice in one season?
Saturday will close out with action from Liga MX. After falling 3-1 to Seattle Sounders FC in CONCACAF Champions League action, Tigres UANL comes home to face midtable Guadalajara. The league leaders, who are still undefeated in Clausura play, could use a good bounceback win to keep themselves at the top of the table.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
8:45am – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Everton vs. Manchester City
10:30am – GolTV – Borussia Dortmund vs. Freiburg
11am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Aston Villa vs. Queens Park Rangers
11am – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com – Southampton vs. Liverpool
11am – Fox Soccer Channel – Swansea City vs. Arsenal
11am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion
11am – beIN Sport – Real Sociedad vs. Real Valladolid
1pm – beIN Sport – Catania vs. Udinese
1pm – beIN Sport en Español – Getafe vs. Athletic Club
1:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Manchester United vs. Reading
1:30pm – GolTV – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich
3pm – Univision Deportes – Lille vs. Evian TG
3pm – beIN Sport – Real Madrid vs. Mallorca
3:45pm – beIN Sport en Español – Bologna vs. Juventus
5pm – beIN Sport – Valencia vs. Real Betis
7pm – Univision – América vs. San Luis
9pm – UniMás – Pachuca vs. Puebla
9pm – Univision Deportes – Tigers UANL vs. Guadalajara
11pm – Galavision – Atlas vs. Santos Laguna