By ADAM TROXTELL
Middlesbrough try to knock out an English Premier League heavyweight for a second time in late morning FA Cup action.
Arsenal hosts the Championship team in the late game with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line. Boro pulled off one of the shocks of the competition by beating Manchester City in the last round.
Led by former Colorado Rapids player Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough is riding high in the Championship on a six game winning streak. Cup holders Arsenal also enter the game in good form, with a loss to Tottenham the only blip from the last seven games.
Elsewhere in FA Cup action, Aston Villa have the first chance to impress new manager Tim Sherwood against Leicester. The teams traded wins in their two Premier League meetings this season.
In Spain, Barcelona try to keep pace with Real Madrid in a match against relegation-threatened Levante. The Catalans triumphed 5-0 last time these teams met back in September.
Later in France, Lyon will try to extend its lead at the top of Ligue 1 on a trip to play struggling Lorient.
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 the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
6:30 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Milan vs. Empoli
7:30 a.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Aston Villa vs. Leicester City
9 a.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Atalanta vs. Inter Milan
9 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Roma vs. Parma
9:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus – Bradford City vs. Sunderland
9:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Hertha Berlin vs. Freiburg
11 a.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough
11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Barcelona vs. Levante
11:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Hannover vs. Paderborn
1 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Rayo Vallecano vs. Villarreal
1 p.m. – Univision – Toluca vs. Santos Laguna
2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Cesena vs. Juventus
3 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Celta de Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid
6 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Guradalajara vs. Veracruz