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The last major Soccer Saturday of the 2013-14 European league calendar should be one to remember with a La Liga title decider on the same day as a pair of domestic cup finals.

Atletico Madrid need a win or a draw Saturday at Camp Nou, home of defending champions Barcelona. Lionel Messi, Neymar and the rest of Barcelona’s high-caliber squad can repeat as title holders and grab the trophy with their 17th home win of the season. On the other side, Diego Costa, David Villa and Atletico Madrid can be the first team outside of the El Clasico duopoly to win the Spanish top division title in a decade, and they will be looking to keep their dreams of a historic double alive.

In England, Arsenal are hoping to end their nine-year trophy drought at Wembley Stadium, where they will face Hull City in the FA Cup Final. The Gunners are in good form at the finish line of their season, defeating Hull City in both of their meetings this season while getting several players back from long-term injuries. The Tigers from Hull, on the other hand, lost four of their last five matches and will be heavy underdogs ahead of what they hope will be their first FA Cup title win.

While Bayern Munich cannot secure a treble again this season, they will go for a domestic double when they face Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal Final. The Bundesliga champions are favorites to repeat at German Cup champions, but they lost to Dortmund 3-0 at home earlier this season and dropped the Super Cup title to their biggest rivals to open the 2013-14 campaign.

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):

10 a.m. – Real Madrid vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports en Español

12 p.m. – Arsenal vs. Hull City – FOX

12 p.m. – Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español

2 p.m. – Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich – Univision Deportes/ESPN3

2:30 p.m. – Netherlands vs. Ecuador – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3

3 p.m. – PSG vs. Montpellier – beIN Sports USA

4 p.m. – Valencia vs. Celta Vigo – beIN Sports en Español

4:30 p.m. – Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls – TSN/MLS Live

5:30 p.m. – Cruzeiro vs. Curitiba – GolTV USA

7 p.m. – Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution – MLS Live

7 p.m. – D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact – MLS Live

8:30 p.m. – Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy – MLS Live

8:30 p.m. – FC Dallas vs. Chivas USA – MLS Live

9:30 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids – MLS Live

10 p.m. – Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes – MLS Live

10:30 p.m. – Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew – MLS Live


      • Intentional…but still very lucky. (That’s not meant to take anything away from Oba. Lots of goals rely on luck.)

  1. Yo Ives, why am I waiting moderation? I only said what anyone who has ever heard Shep Messing speak before has thought.

  2. Class. Jermain Defoe getting started early. 1 – 0 TFC, in the 12th min. GK had position, Defoe simply rocketed it upper 90, nearside corner.

    • Might not have been upper 90, even in replay the ball’s a blur. TFC is looking sharp 20 minutes in, but I don’t think they’ll run away with it. It’s been a good, open game.

      • Yeah I know. But it was an odd comment Arsenal just scored a huge goal. Just goes to show most comments are complaints about one thing or the other and not about winning goals.

      • well, Donovan kinda looks mexican, he just needs to change his name to something like Lamberto Dolores

  3. “Remarkable scenes inside the Nou Camp as almost 100,000 Barca supporters, plus around 500 Atletico fans, rise to their fight to salute Diego Simeone and his men.” (BBC)


    Want to bet that the Arsenal fans will be this classy if little old Hull wins?

  4. If this goes to penalties, is Probert going to allow Arsenal to take there’s or will only Hull get to hit from the spot?

  5. arsenal drop wenger. come on guys. get someone else

    10 years of just Madrid/Barca. Finally we done.

    and Real Madrid finished 3rd place LOL

  6. A lot of whiny Arsenal fans on here – they ignore the fact that their equalizer came from an incorrectly awarded corner


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