By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Last weekend, Liverpool stunned English Premier League fans with a 5-1 rout of then-league leaders Arsenal at Anfield. Today, the Reds will look to repeat that performance at Emirates Stadium as they take on the Gunners in the FA Cup Fifth Round.
After the big loss at Liverpool and a disappointing home draw with struggling Manchester United, Arsenal could use a home win to keep themselves alive in another trophy chase and grab some momentum ahead of next week’s Champions League matchup with Bayern Munich. On the other side, high-scoring Liverpool are coming off a dramatic 3-2 victory against Fulham to keep them in the thick of the EPL title race. In their first meeting of the season at the Emirates, Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-0 in league play.
The other FA Cup match between EPL sides Sunday will be Everton’s matchup with Swansea City at Goodison Park. Everton have won five of their last six home matches against league competition heading into Sunday’s battle with the Swans. After a rough stretch that saw manager Michael Laudrup’s firing, Swansea fought back to a road draw with Stoke after a 3-0 rivalry victory against Cardiff City, and they will be looking for another big result ahead of their Europa League tie next week with Napoli.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid will look to keep their hot streak going in La Liga play with a trip to Getafe. Also in Spain, Athletic Bilbao return to the San Mames, where they are undefeated this season, for a match against Espanyol. The top-two teams in Serie A will also be in home action Sunday as Juventus host Chievo Verona and AS Roma take on Sampdoria.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Celtic vs. St. Johnstone – Fox Soccer Plus
8:30am – Everton vs. Swansea City – Fox Sports 1
9am – Juventus vs. Chievo – beIN Sports USA
9am – Sassuolo vs. Napoli – beIN Sports en Español
10am – Sheffield United vs. Nottingham Forrest – Fox Soccer Plus
10am – Ajax vs. Heerenveen – GolTV USA
11am – Arsenal vs. Liverpool – Fox Sports 2
11am – Getafe vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sports USA
1pm – Athletic Bilbao vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports en Español
1pm – Pumas UNAM vs. Atlas – Univision Deportes
2pm – Corinthians vs. Palmeiras – GolTV USA
2:45pm – AS Roma vs. Sampdoria – beIN Sports USA
3pm – Sevilla vs. Valencia – beIN Sports en Español
3pm – Saint-Etienne vs. Marseille – Univision Deportes
5pm – Sud America vs. Nacional – GolTV USA
6pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Queretaro – UniMás
7:30pm – Boca Juniors vs. Belgrano – GolTV USA