By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Real Madrid will look to continue their run as one of the hottest sides in the world Sunday when they visit the Vicente Calderon for another match with in-city rivals Atletico Madrid.
The attacking tandem of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are coming off a marvelous six-goal performance against Schalke 04 in Champions League play, and the high-powered Real Madrid offense could lead the way to a six-point lead over third-place Atletico with a road victory. Real Madrid dominated the two sides’ recent battle in the Copa del Rey semifinals, so Atletico will be looking to set the record straight at their home stadium and get back into the thick of the La Liga title race.
Before the two Spanish giants square off in the Madrid Derby, Manchester City will face Sunderland for the Capital One Cup at London’s Wembley Stadium. Man City fell to another relegation fighter, Wigan Athletic, the last time they visited the English landmark stadium in a Cup Final, and USMNT forward Jozy Altidore’s Sunderland squad will look to pull off another huge upset to take home the domestic trophy.
In other action on this packed Soccer Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur look to shake off their recent struggles in a home English Premier League match against Cardiff City. Barcelona will try to follow the Madrid Derby with another home win against Almeria, who stunned Atletico Madrid earlier in the season. In Italy, traditional rivals AC Milan and Juventus will battle it out in San Siro as Juve try to keep their long Serie A unbeaten run going.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
9am – Manchester City vs. Sunderland – beIN Sport USA
11am – Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA
11:30am – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Cardiff City – NBC Sports Network
11:30am – Aston Villa vs. Norwich City – Premier League Extra Time
11:30am – Swansea City vs. Crystal Palace – Premier League Extra Time
11:30pm – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Stuttgart – GolTV USA
1pm – Sevilla vs. Real Sociedad – beIN Sport en Español
1pm – Puebla vs. Queretaro – ESPN Deportes
1pm – Pumas UNAM vs. Pachuca – Univision
2:45pm – AC Milan vs. Juventus – beIN Sport USA
3pm – Lille vs. Lyon – Univision Deportes
3pm – Barcelona vs. Almeria – beIN Sport en Español
6pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Tigres UANL – Univision Deportes