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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By ADAM TROXTELL

Last year’s Spanish title decider will once again prove crucial when Barcelona welcomes Atletico Madrid.

The Catalans’ manager Luis Enrique promised reporters that he had the support of the players after a tumultuous week in which his job was reportedly called into question. It is in this environment that Atletico, who have won three straight, will attempt to once again gain vital points in the Primera Division title race.

With Real Madrid extending their lead to four points, a win for either Atletico or Barcelona – both on 38 points – could prove decisive should the title race come down to the wire. Barcelona are looking to bounce back after a shocking loss to Real Sociedad last weekend.

In England, third placed Manchester United face a big test at home to fourth-placed Southampton. The Red Devils will look to maintain their streak of 11 games without a loss in all competitions.

AS Roma and Lazio lock horns in the Derby della Capitale to highlight the action in Italy. Later, Napoli hosts league leaders Juventus to complete a weekend clash of the top four teams in Serie A.

Finally, Lyon could end up on top of Ligue 1 should they get all three points in a home game against Toulouse. Both Marseille and PSG recorded losses in this round of the French top flight, leaving the door open for another title challenger.

If you will be watching today’s action, feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the day’s action (today’s schedule is after the jump):

SUNDAY SOCCER ON TV

6:30 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Inter Milan vs. Genoa

8:30 a.m. – NBCSN – Arsenal vs. Stoke

9 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Roma vs. Lazio

11 a.m. – NBCSN – Manchester United vs. Southampton

11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Nantes vs. Metz

11 a.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Athletic Bilbao vs. Elche

1 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Granada vs. Real Sociedad

2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Napoli vs. Juventus

3 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid

Comments

  1. For my money, there’s no better story in the EPL this season than what Southampton are doing. Left for dead in August by fans and pundits alike after seemingly their entire team wanted out, their achievements thus far are remarkable.

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    • great story, fun to watch and root for. Wanyama playing some strong soccer. some luck today, which teams need on the road, with Mata missing a couple of nice chances in succession to change things today. sure was a lot of big time shirt grabbing and holding in the box today

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    • Agree…. it has looked like the wheels were coming off the wagon in the last month or so, and that Southampton would go the way of many surprise top 5 teams at midseason. Good to see them show they still have the talent and the stomach. Shows the immense value of high-quality talent evaluators and intelligent coaching.

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