By DAN KARELL
As many with siblings around the world know, it’s not easy being the little brother. Especially when the big brother is FC Barcelona.
Espanyol travels on Friday across town to face their big-spending and all-encompassing rivals, who draw more attention to their youth team than the Espanyol first team most weeks of the year. Espanyol are currently eighth in La Liga but are still more than twice as many points behind the league leaders in Barcelona.
Elsewhere in Europe, Borussia Dortmund face Stuttgart in a battle of top-ten German powers and Paris Saint-Germain host struggling Lorient, with Laurent Blanc’s side looking to grab sole possession of first place in Ligue 1 for at least one night. In the evening, two quality Liga MX games take place with Club America visiting Queretaro and Club Tijuana hosting Atlante.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
3:30pm – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lorient – Univision Deportes/beIN Sport Play
3:30pm – Borussia Dortmund vs. Stuttgart – GolTV USA
4pm – Barcelona vs. Espanyol – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
9:30pm – Queretaro vs. Club America – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
11:30pm – Club Tijuana vs. Atlante – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America