Photo by ISIPhotos.com
By JUSTIN FERGUSON
After opening their season with shutout road wins in the English Premier League and the Europa League, Tottenham Hotspur return to White Hart Lane to face Swansea City in the spotlight match on this Soccer Sunday.
While last season’s star, Gareth Bale, edges closer to a Real Madrid move, Spurs have performed well in their first two matches of the new season. Both sides feature several new signings and are coming off of blowout continental victories. Like Tottenham, the visiting Swans also found great success in their midweek Europa League clash, registering a 5-1 home win on Thursday.
In Spain, Barcelona travel to Malaga in their first road match of the La Liga season. The defending champions will be without Lionel Messi, who left early during the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa final with a leg injury. Messi’s absence could open the door for Neymar to make his first start for Barcelona.
On this side of the pond, two afternoon matches in Liga MX will open a busy stretch of action from North America. After a big road win in the CONCACAF Champions League, a red-hot Toluca side hits the road to face Veracruz, who have played back-to-back scoreless draws in league action. Meanwhile, Cruz Azul will look to keep their three-match win streak going in a road match at Puebla.
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):
11am – NBC Sports Network/mun2 – Tottenham vs. Swansea City
12pm – beIN Sport USA – Inter vs. Genoa
1pm – Univision – Toluca vs. Veracruz
1pm – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America – Puebla vs. Cruz Azul
3pm – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español – Malaga vs. Barcelona
5pm – UniMas – Chivas USA vs. New York Red Bulls
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
8:15pm – GolTV – Estudiantes vs. Boca Juniors
10pm – ESPN2 – Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers