If a day filled with match-ups of top teams from leagues all over the world is your cup of tea, then today is the kind of day you dream about.
Top match-ups in Italy, France, Spain, Scotland and the Netherlands headline today's slate, starting with the Old Firm Derby. Celtic has locked up the league title, but the Glasgow rivalry is no less intense and Rangers will surely want to end the year on a positive note.
In Spain, Real Madrid will look to shake off Champions League disappointment with a win that would move them to the brink of a La Liga title. Sevilla won't make things easy for Real Madrid, not with their Europa League aspirations hanging in the balance.
In Italy, Udinese and Lazio square off in a battle of teams with Champions League aspirations. Lazio currently sits in third place in Serie A, but Udinese could leapfrog them with a victory.
In France, Paris St. Germain takes on defending champion Lille needing a win to stay within striking distance of surprising Ligue 1 leaders Montpelier. In the Eredivisie, FC Twente is in sixth place, but just a point out of second place, but beating first-place Ajax won't be easy. The Amsterdam squad can essentially clinch the league title with a victory.
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):
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
6 a.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Real Madrid vs. Sevilla
7:45 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Celtic vs. Rangers
8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Chelsea vs. Queens Park Rangers
8:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Twente vs. Ajax
9 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go/ESPN3.com - Novara vs. Juventus
9 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go/ESPN3.com - Siena vs. AC Milan
10:15 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - St. Mirren vs. Hibernian
11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Tottenham vs. Blackburn
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Auxerre vs. Brest
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Nancy vs. Caen
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Stade Rennes vs. Ajaccio
11 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go - Sochaux vs. Bordeaux
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Valenciennes vs. Nice
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - St. Etienne vs. Dijon
12 p.m. - GOLTV - Malaga vs. Valencia
1 p.m. - Univision - Toluca vs. San Luis
1:45 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel - Udinese vs. Lazio
3 p.m. – Fox Deportes/Azteca America - Tijuana vs. Pumas UNAM
3 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Lille vs. Paris-St. Germain
3:45 p.m. - GOLTV - Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona
5 p.m. - Univision - America vs. Cruz Azul
6:15 p.m. - GOLTV - Aldosivi vs. River Plate
You’ve described my sentiments perfectly.
Ha. Sparky made a massive miscalculation thinking that there would be instantly greener pastures after dumping Fulham for not having enough ambition to suit him.
/At least i THOUGHT I remember him saying that.
One of Messi’s assist (scored a goal also)
watching the Tijuana-Pumas match and gotta say, Edgar Castillo is very impressive at left wing. His first-touch and ball-handling skills are excellent and he is threading some wonderful passes. Looks totally confident out there, not at all the jittery bunch of nerves like last autumn at left back for the USMNT. Joe Corona not seeing the ball as much as Castillo, but also looks good.
…. Not even that serious…
Who cares about DCU? They didn’t cover the Rapids 4-0 thrashing of Chivas, either. See you next Sat, punk.
Anybody want to talk about D.C. United’s awesome win over houston,the first time they have won back to back games in almost three years? Ahem, SBI, ahem. You covered all the Saturday MLS games but DCU!
Too many crap matches at the end of season featuring one or two teams with players whose brains already at the golf course.
Terrible weekend for yanks for the most part. No goals or assists, right? Jozy probably not going to qualify for the CL, Rangers lose Old Firm. Timmy played well and we do have 3 teams in the Mexican playoffs though.
Man tomorrow is gonna be great. I love that the title is at least up for debate and man city has made it interesting. I don’t particularly like Man City but I’m tired of ManUtd winning the title so I suppose I am pulling for Blue Moon by default
They are not even assured of Europa at this point. Heerenven and Twente play each other next week so AZ would want a draw in that one. It’s going to be close.
OR, AZ wins twice, PSV stumbles in one game, and Feyenord lose AT Heerenven in the last week. It could happen. 🙂
damn poor Jozy and the gang. LOoks like Europa League. They need a better GK, wingers and another striker
After leading the league for much of the year, AZ sink to 4th. CL dreams all but dead.
How’s Fulham looking now, Hughes?
Ajax is helping out AZ with the road lead at Twente.
Song at Stamford Bridge:
“We’re going to Germany, you’re going to Barnsley”
Alkmaar need to bounce back desperately now…
So the Dutch situation is so dense at the top. 2nd thru 6th are really all 1 game apart. Eindhoven wins today and jumps temporarily to second. Twente is down 1-0 to Ajax and the AZ-Feyenoord are 0-0. What a week
Man, it’s only a small segment of the crowd but booing Ferninand is so classless.
Yeah, Sparky hasn’t helped QPR’s fortunes much since his arrival.
This is comedy
So, apparently the color guy on this broadcast is Sturridge’s uncle? How f’n odd.
Bolton may be level on GD with QPR by the time this is up. Go Torres Go!
Now that was a nice goal. Torres. Happy times.
I was just thinking the exact same.
Chelsea up 2-0 and it’s my two least favorite Blues with the tallies, Sturridge and Terry.
potentially the biggest Yank Abroad match of the year tonight between AZ and Feyenoord. Tied in points at 61, sitting in 2nd and 3rd place, but three more teams are within 1 point… classic finish for the Dutch league this year in the battle for Champions League spots.
Goal ronaldo 18min 1-0 madrid up.
no idea what they’re saying on ESPN2 but Hala Madrid!
Dam its early.