By ADAM TROXTELL
Much more is on the line than bragging rights when Borussia Dortmund plays rival Schalke in Bundesliga action.
Known as the Revierderby, a surging Dortmund hosts Schalke in the midst of pulling away from the relegation zone. Three straight wins have pulled the former German champions three points away from danger.
Schalke will also look to grab a valuable win while chasing down a UEFA Champions League Spot. Die Knappen sit two points behind Monchengladbach and the final qualification spot. They were victorious the last time these teams met back in September.
Also chasing Europe, Manchester United can jump into third place with a win against Sunderland. In their last five meetings, the Red Devils have beaten Sunderland just once and tied twice.
Granada hosts a Barcelona side trying to keep pressure on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, and in France, league leaders Lyon can widen the gap between them and Paris Saint-Germain with a win against Lille.
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Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
7:45 a.m. — NBCSN — West Ham vs. Crystal Palace
9:30 a.m. — GolTV USA — Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke
10 a.m. — NBCSN — Manchester United vs. Sunderland
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — Burnley vs. Swansea
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — Newcastle vs. Aston Villa
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — Stoke vs. Hull
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — West Brom vs. Southampton
10 a.m. — beIN Sports USA — Granada vs. Barcelona
Noon — beIN Sports en Espanol — Rayo Vallecano vs. Levante
12:30 p.m. — GolTV USA — Frankfurt vs. Hamburg
2 p.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Almeria vs. Deportivo La Coruna
2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports USA — Chievo vs. Milan
3:30 p.m. — Fox Soccer Plus — Panama U-17 vs. Mexico U-17
4 p.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Malaga vs. Getafe
4:30 p.m. — GolTV USA — Palmeiras vs. Capivariano
6 p.m. — Univision — Club America vs. Universidad Guadalajara
6 p.m. — ESPN Deportes — Puebla vs. Queretaro
8 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Tigres vs. Pumas
9 p.m. — GolTV USA — Deportivo Tepic vs. Atletico San Luis
9:06 p.m. — Telemundo — Leon vs. Santos Laguna
10 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Atlas vs. Veracruz