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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Manchester City seeks revenge for being knocked out of the League Cup earlier this season in a home game against injury-ravaged Newcastle.

The Magpies have just four defenders available for their trip to the Etihad Stadium. They found success last time they paid a visit, upsetting the Citizens 2-0 to knock them out of the League Cup.

Wilfried Bony could make his debut for Man City for the first time since signing from Swansea and returning from the African Cup of Nations. Yaya Toure is also back for the Citizens, but they will also have one eye on Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League game against Barcelona while choosing a squad.

The Catalan side can take top spot in La Liga for at least a short time with a win against Malaga. Barcelona is one point behind league leaders Real Madrid, who does not play until Sunday.

In Italy, sixth meets seventh when Genoa faces city rivals Sampdoria. La Samp was victorious the last time the teams met in September, but they are even over the last seven games with three wins each.

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

Enjoy today’s action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):

7:15 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Middlesbrough vs. Leeds United

9:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Paderborn vs. Bayern Munich

10 a.m. – NBCSN – Chelsea vs. Burnley

10 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Barcelona vs. Malaga

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Aston Villa vs. Stoke City

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Hull City vs. QPR

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Swansea City vs. Manchester United

11 a.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Toulouse

12 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Cordoba vs. Valencia

12:30 p.m. – NBC – Manchester City vs. Newcastle

12:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – FC Koln vs. Hannover

2 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Atletico Madrid vs. Almeria

2:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Nacional vs. Sud America

2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Sampdoria vs. Genoa

4 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Deportivo La Coruna vs. Celta de Vigo

6 p.m. – Univision – Cruz Azul vs. Chivas de Guadalajara

8 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs. Queretaro

9 p.m. – Telemundo – Pachuca vs. Club Leon

10 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Chiapas vs. Tigres UANL 


  1. Was a definite sending off for Matic, but that was an awful challenge on him that should have gotten a red card. 1 penalty claim was soft, the Costa one, I thought the handball was a clear penalty.

    And a problem I have with all pre game coverage, NBC doing it for the Newcastle/Man City match. I understand they are trying to keep people watching, but after the second commercial break where I still don’t get the lineups for both teams, I just turn it off and go find them online, and then come back at kickoff, where if they didn’t do that I probably would have just left it on until the start of the match.

    • thats cool and all but wheres your 80 page thesis on Sunderland I’ve been waiting for all morning. you better watch that game and provide some in-depth analysis!!! We all know where the big bucks are; reporting on Sunderland

      • funny, i was just going to tell davis that i’d like to go one goddamn running commentary without hearing about motherf–king sunderland.

      • You can always dream…… in the meantime, get back to work on that 80 paged thesis…

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