By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The Serie A season’s second battle between traditional powerhouses Juventus and Inter Milan, the Derby d’Italia, highlights a jam-packed Sunday of soccer from all around the world.
The two northern Italian clubs will face off at Juventus Stadium in Turin on Sunday with more than just the usual bragging rights on the line. First-place Juve have gone two weeks without a victory following their Coppa Italia loss to AS Roma and league draw at Lazio, while Inter are desperate to hold onto their European qualifying spot in a crowded top-half of the Serie A table. To make matters even more intriguing, the two rivals were recently close to swapping Fredy Guarin and Marko Vucinic, but the deal was called off at the last moment.
In Spain, all eyes will be on the two Madrid clubs after Saturday’s upset of first-place Barcelona by Valencia at Camp Nou. Atletico Madrid lead Real Madrid by one point in the race for the top, so Diego Simeone’s side would move into sole possession of first place with a home victory today against Real Sociedad. Real Madrid will wrap up the day’s action at Athletic Bilbao, hoping to become the first team in La Liga to defeat Los Leones at the new San Mames Stadium.
Sunday’s action will kick off in England, where Arsenal could reclaim the top spot in the English Premier League for at least a temporary basis with a home victory against Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, Liverpool will look to move four points clear of rivals Everton in the race for fourth place with a road win at West Bromwich Albion.
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 schedule is after the jump):
8:30am – West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network
9am – AS Roma vs. Parma – beIN Sports USA
9am – Atalanta vs. Napoli – beIN Sports en Español
11am – Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Network
11am – Rennes vs. Lyon – beIN Sports USA
11am – Real Betis vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports en Español
11:30am – Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt – GolTV USA
1pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Real Sociedad – beIN Sports en Español
1pm – Pumas UNAM vs. Club Tijuana – Univision
2pm – Palmeiras vs. Sao Paulo – GolTV USA
2:45pm – Juventus vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sports USA
3pm – Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sports en Español