By ADAM TROXTELL
The future of the top four in both England and Spain hinges on a pair of key matchups this Soccer Saturday.
Manchester United travels to London where league leading Chelsea awaits, eight points clear of the third-placed Red Devils. Victory for the Blues will further cement their claim to the English Premier League title, but anything less leaves the door at least slightly open for challengers.
A late Robin Van Persie goal saved the Red Devils from defeat at home the last time these teams met. Man United has won six league games in a row, while Chelsea has not lost in 12 games.
Elsewhere in England, Reading and Arsenal contest the first FA Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium.
With Real Madrid a little closer this time, league leaders Barcelona will try to ensure they remain on top of La Liga for at least one more weekend in a home match against fourth place Valencia. Sevilla came back to draw the Catalan side 2-2 last weekend, allowing Los Blancos to cut the gap between first and second to just two points.
Club America can go level with CD Guadalajara in first place of Liga MX with a win against Queretaro.
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Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
7:15 a.m. — beIN Sports USA — Wolverhampton vs. Ipswich Town
9:30 a.m. — GolTV USA — Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich
10 a.m. — NBCSN — Everton vs. Burnley
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — Crystal Palace vs. West Brom
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — Leicester City vs. Swansea
10 a.m. — Premier League Extra Time — Stoke vs. Southampton
10 a.m. — beIN Sports USA — Barcelona vs. Valencia
Noon — beIN Sports en Espanol — Deportivo La Coruna vs. Atletico Madrid
12:20 p.m. — FOX — Reading vs. Arsenal
12:30 p.m. — NBC— Chelsea vs. Manchester United
12:30 p.m. — GolTV USA — Augsburg vs. Stuttgart
2 p.m. — beIN Sports USA — Real Madrid vs. Malaga
2:30 p.m. — GolTV USA — Racing vs. Nacional
3 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire
3 p.m. — ESPN3 — Ottaway Fury vs. Minnesota United
4 p.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Athletic Bilbao vs. Getafe
6 p.m. — ESPN Deportes — Puebla vs. Atlas
6 p.m. — Univision — Club America vs. Queretaro
7 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo
7 p.m. — ESPN3 — New York Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
7:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City
7:30 p.m. — ESPN3 — Carolina RailHawks vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
8 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Tigres vs. Monterrey
8:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC
8:30 p.m. — ESPN3 — San Antonio Scorpions vs. Indy Eleven
9 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders
9:06 p.m. — Telemundo — Leon vs. Toluca
9:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
10:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City