By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The newly crowned Ligue 1 champions will be action Saturday against a rival club fighting for its Champions League future.
Third-place Lille lead Saint Etienne by five points in the battle for the final Champions League spot in France, and they can nail their trip to next season’s tournament with a home victory Saturday against Paris Saint-Germain. Lille are on a 13-match unbeaten run and have something to play for today, while PSG have already clinched their trophy with two matches remaining in the Ligue 1 calendar. Despite winning the title, PSG have struggled down the stretch this season and could be on the way to another disappointing result against a determined Lille squad.
In Germany, the season’s Bundesliga action will come to an end with some late drama in their own Champions League race. Bayer Leverkusen lead Wolfsburg by just one point heading into Saturday’s action, when they will face Werder Bremen at the BayArena. Wolfsburg are on the road against Borussia Monchengladbach, who could also grab a Champions League spot with a win and some help from Werder Bremen in what is shaping up to be a fantastic finish in Germany’s top division.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Inter Milan face Lazio in a battle of Europa League proportions in the Serie A table. Second-place French side AS Monaco look to enter what could be another big-money summer with momentum as they visit relegated Valenciennes, and Pachuca will look to finish off Santos Laguna in the second leg of their Liga MX semifinal.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
9:30am – Schalke 04 vs. Nurnberg – GOLTV USA
12:00pm – Hellas Verona vs. Udinese – beIN Sports USA
2:00pm – Villarreal vs. Rayo Vallecano – beIN Sports en Espanol
2:30pm – Nacional vs. Miramar Misiones – GolTV USA
2:45pm – Internazionale vs. Lazio – beIN Sports USA
3:00pm – Lille vs. Paris Saint-Germain – beIN Sports USA
3:00pm – Valenciennes vs. Monaco – beIN Sports Play
4:00pm – Levante vs. Valencia – beIN Sports en Espanol
4:00pm – Philadelphia Union vs. DC United – MLS Direct Kick
4:00pm – Montreal Impact vs. Sporting KC – MLS Direct Kick
5:30pm – Internacional vs. Atletico Paranaense – ESPN3
7:00pm – New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire – MLS Direct Kick
7:30pm – Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS Direct Kick
8:30pm – San Antonio Scorpions vs. Carolina RailHawks – ESPN3
8:55pm – Santos Laguna vs. Pachuca – UniMas
9:00pm – Universidad Guadalajara vs. Estudiantes Tecos – GolTV USA/Azteca America
10:30pm – San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas – MLS Direct Kick