By JUSTIN FERGUSON
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.
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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