Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea and Edin Dzeko of Manchester City

By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Less than two weeks after their tight 1-0 road win at fellow English Premier League title contenders Manchester City, Chelsea return to the Ethiad Stadium for a crucial Round of 16 tie in the FA Cup.

The Blues have defeated Man City twice this season, with each match decided by one goal. Man City will be coming into Saturday’s home match at the Ethiad, where they have scored 19 goals in their last five matches, on some additional rest from the postponement of their midweek match against Sunderland. On the other side, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea squad is unbeaten in its last five matches away from Stamford Bridge across all competitions.

In other FA Cup action on Saturday, Premier League clubs Sunderland and Southampton — who are both on impressive runs of form — will battle it out at the Stadium of Light. Elsewhere, Cardiff City will look to knock off last year’s cup champions, Wigan Athletic, at home in the midday slate of matches.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich will take on relegation-threatened Freiburg in their last match before their Champions League Round of 16 tie against Arsenal. Also in Germany, Bayer Leverkusen face off with Schalke 04 in an important top-4 Bundesliga match. In Spain, Atletico Madrid will look to end their slide down the La Liga table with a match against Real Valladolid at the Vicente Calderon.

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):

7:45am – Sunderland vs. Southampton – Fox Sports 2

7:45am – St. Mirren vs. Aberdeen – Fox Soccer Plus

9:30am – Bayern Munich vs. Freiburg – GolTV USA

10am – Atletico Madrid vs. Real Valladolid – beIN Sports USA

10am – Cardiff City vs. Wigan Athletic – Fox Sports 2

10am – Sheffield Wednesday vs. Charlton Athletic – Fox Soccer Plus

11am – Bastia vs. AS Monaco – Univision Deportes

12pm – Real Madrid II vs. Barcelona II – beIN Sports en Español

12:15pm – Manchester City vs. Chelsea – Fox Sports 2

12:30pm – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke 04 – GolTV USA

12:45pm – Twente vs. Vitesse – ESPN3

2pm – Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español

2pm – Nice vs. Nantes – Univision Deportes

2:45pm – Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sports USA

4pm – Villarreal vs. Celta de Vigo – beIN Sports en Español

6pm – Cruz Azul vs. Puebla – Univision

6pm – Veracruz vs. Toluca – Univision Deportes

8pm – Monterrey vs. Club Leon – UniMás

8pm – Pachuca vs. Atlante – Univision Deportes

10pm – Chiapas vs. Tigres UANL – Univision Deportes

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