By JUSTIN FERGUSON
While catching red-hot Bayern Munich is definitely Borussia Dortmund’s ultimate goal, they will face a different kind of tough challenge Saturday in their drive back to the top of the Bundesliga table.
Third-place Dortmund sit three points behind second-place Bayer Leverkusen, their opponents for Saturday’s clash at Signal-Iduna Park. Both clubs have bounced back from humiliating shutout losses and will enter the six-pointer with some momentum in their race to catch the defending league and European champions.
The day’s action will start in England, where defending English Premier League champions Manchester United look to rebound from their midweek home loss to Everton in their trip to face Newcastle United. Man United’s local rivals, Manchester City, will visit a Southampton side that has come crashing back down to earth after a hot start to their second EPL campaign.
In the final EPL match of the day, USMNT striker Jozy Altidore will try to build off his midweek goal against Chelsea when his Sunderland squad hosts Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are hoping their midweek victory against Fulham can end their slide down the league table and give them an extra boost in their quest to return to the Top 4.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Manchester United vs. Newcastle United – NBC Sports Network
9:30am – Werder Bremen vs. Bayern Munich – GolTV USA
10am – Southampton vs. Manchester City – NBC Sports Network
10am – Stoke City vs. Chelsea – Premier League Extra Time
10am – Liverpool vs. West Ham United – Premier League Extra Time
10am – West Bromwich Albion vs. Norwich City – Premier League Extra Time
10am – Crystal Palace vs. Cardiff City – Premier League Extra Time
10am – Leyton Orient vs. Walsall – Fox Soccer Plus
10am – Sant Andreu vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sport en Español
10am – Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Leicester City – beIN Sport USA
12pm – Livorno vs. AC Milan – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
12:30pm – Sunderland vs. Tottenham – NBC Sports Network
12:30pm – Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer Leverkusen – GolTV USA
2pm – Celta de Vigo vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sport en Español
2:45pm – Napoli vs. Udinese – beIN Sport USA
4pm – Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake – ESPN/UniMas
4pm – Xativa vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport en Español