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Not many would have predicted Arsenal as a candidate to get back into England’s Champions League picture after its dreadful start to the Premier League campaign, but they are knocking on the door.

Opening up with three consecutive losses and nine unanswered goals made for a scorching hot chair for manager Mikel Arteta, but the eight-game unbeaten run that followed has the Gunners in fifth place. Now Arsenal will face fourth-place Liverpool on Saturday and can swap positions with a win.

Liverpool had been on a tear in the early Premier League season, but the Reds had their unbeaten run snapped in their last league match. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his star players come off the international break fresh enough for a tough test.

In Italy, Serie A leader Napoli faces defending champion Inter Milan on Sunday and a win could create a 10-point gap to third place very early in the season. Like Arsenal, Juventus has overcome a slow start to the season to start climbing out of the considerable hole it dug in the standings. The Bianconeri’s march back to the top end of the table resumes with a date with fifth-place Lazio and a win will position them for a realistic chance of breaking back into the top Four.

Round one of the MLS playoffs plays out across the weekend as well, with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids on bye weeks as they watch the field of 14 trim itself down for next week’s semifinals.

Bye weeks did not prove to be much help in the National Women’s Soccer League playoff bracket. Last weekend’s upset wins set the stage for underdogs Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars, neither of whom have ever won an NWSL title, to battle it out for the championship on Saturday.

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Here is a look at This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch, as well as a full rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV and Online:


This Weekend’s Top 5 Matches to Watch


  1. Liverpool vs Arsenal – Arsenal fans have been dying to see their team reclaim its top-tier status. Are the Gunners ready to re-join England’s elite?
  2. Inter vs Napoli – Napoli and AC Milan are on the verge of running away from the field. Inter is one of the teams looking to slow them down.
  3. Lazio vs Juventus – While the top end of Serie A sorts itself out, both of these teams are hoping to be there if the chips fall towards a closer title race.
  4. NYCFC vs Atlanta United – New York City and golden boot winner Taty Castellanos have been strong all season, Atlanta overcame the firing of Gabriel Heinze and got red-hot towards the end of the season to salvage a playoff spot. Last time they met it ended in a 1-1 draw. A true toss up.
  5. Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars – The NWSL final will crown a new champion and put a much-needed end to the emotional 2021 season.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV and Online


Friday

German Bundesliga 

2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Augsburg vs Bayern Munich

Spanish La Liga 

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Levante vs Athletic Club

French Ligue 1

3 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Monaco vs Lille

Argentine Primera División

3 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Estudiantes vs Huracán
5:15 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – San Lorenzo vs Gimnasia La Plata
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Argentinos Juniors vs Godoy Cruz
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Talleres Córdoba vs Vélez Sarsfield

Belgian First Division A

2:45 p.m. – ESPN+ – Mechelen vs Club Brugge

Ecuadorian Primera A 

7 p.m. – Fanatiz USA, GOLTV, fuboTV, Go… – Aucas vs Macará

English Championship 

2:45 p.m. – ESPN+ – Queens Park Rangers vs Luton Town

CAF Women’s Champions League

11:55 a.m. – fuboTV – HasaacAS vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Liga MX Femenil 

6 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA – Toluca vs Guadalajara

Scottish Championship

2:45 p.m. – Paramount+ – Queen of the South vs Inverness CT


Saturday


English Premier League 

7:30 a.m. – NBCSN, fuboTV – Leicester City vs Chelsea
10 a.m. – Peacock – Burnley vs Crystal Palace
10 a.m. – Peacock – Norwich City vs Southampton
10 a.m. – Peacock – Watford vs Manchester United
10 a.m. – Peacock – Newcastle United vs Brentford
10 a.m. – NBCSN, fuboTV – Aston Villa vs Brighton & Hove Albion
10 a.m. – fuboTV, USA Network – Wolverhampton vs West Ham United
12:30 p.m. – NBC, fuboTV – Liverpool vs Arsenal

Spanish La Liga 

8 a.m. – ESPN+ – Celta de Vigo vs Villarreal
10:15 a.m. – ESPN+ – Sevilla vs Deportivo Alavés
12:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Atlético Madrid vs Osasuna
3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Barcelona vs Espanyol

Italian Serie A 

9 a.m. – CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ – Atalanta vs Spezia
12 p.m. – Paramount+ – Lazio vs Juventus
2:45 p.m. – Paramount+ – Fiorentina vs Milan

German Bundesliga 

9:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig
9:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum
9:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Arminia Bielefeld vs Wolfsburg
9:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart
9:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Borussia Monchengladbach vs Greuther Fürth
12:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Union Berlin vs Hertha BSC

French Ligue 1 

11 a.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – PSG vs Nantes
3 p.m. – fuboTV – Rennes vs Montpellier

Major League Soccer

2:30 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA, Univision – Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls
5 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA – Sporting Kansas City vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Liga MX 

8 p.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Santos Laguna vs Atlético San Luis
10 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA, Univision – Puebla vs Guadalajara

National Women’s Soccer League

12 p.m. – CBS, fuboTV – Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars

Argentine Primera División 

3 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Rosario Central vs Atlético Tucumán
5:15 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Central Córdoba SdE vs Independiente

Brasileirão 

5 p.m. – Paramount+ – Chapecoense vs Grêmio
5 p.m. – Paramount+ – Fortaleza vs Palmeiras
5 p.m. – Paramount+ – Atlético Mineiro vs Juventude
7 p.m. – Paramount+ – Atlético Goianiense vs Ceará
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Internacional vs Flamengo

Canadian Premier League 

3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV – Cavalry vs Pacific

English Championship 

7:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Sheffield United vs Coventry City
10 a.m. – ESPN+ – Swansea City vs Blackpool

German Bundesliga 2 

7:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Darmstadt 98 vs St. Pauli

Copa Sudamericana 

3 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Athletico-PR vs RB Bragantino

Dutch Eredivisie 

10:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – PSV vs Vitesse
12:45 p.m. – ESPN+ – Sparta Rotterdam vs Twente
2 p.m. – ESPN+ – AZ vs NEC
3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Heracles vs Fortuna Sittard

Scottish League Cup 

12:15 p.m. – Paramount+ – Celtic vs St. Johnstone

Spanish Segunda Division 

2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Almería vs Real Valladolid

USL Championship 

7:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Louisville City
10 p.m. – ESPN+ – Orange County SC vs San Antonio

USL League One 

5 p.m. – ESPN+ – Union Omaha vs Greenville Triumph


Sunday



English Premier League 

9 a.m. – NBCSN, fuboTV – Manchester City vs Everton
11:30 a.m. – NBCSN, fuboTV – Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United

German Bundesliga 

9:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt
11:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Mainz 05 vs Köln

Spanish La Liga 

8 a.m. – ESPN+ – Getafe vs Cádiz
10:15 a.m. – ESPN+ – Granada vs Real Madrid
12:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Elche vs Real Betis
3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Real Sociedad vs Valencia

Italian Serie A 

6:30 a.m. – Paramount+ – Sassuolo vs Cagliari
9 a.m. – Paramount+ – Bologna vs Venezia
9 a.m. – Paramount+ – Salernitana vs Sampdoria
12 p.m. – CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ – Inter vs Napoli
2:45 p.m. – Paramount+ – Genoa vs Roma

French Ligue 1 

7 a.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Brest vs Lens
9 a.m. – fuboTV – Metz vs Bordeaux
9 a.m. – fuboTV – Strasbourg vs Reims
9 a.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Troyes vs Saint-Étienne
2:45 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Olympique Lyonnais vs Olympique Marseille

Major League Soccer 

3 p.m. – ABC, fuboTV, ESPN Deportes – New York City FC vs Atlanta United
5:30 p.m. – ESPN, fuboTV, ESPN Deportes – Portland Timbers vs Minnesota United

Liga MX 

6 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA – Toluca vs Pumas UNAM
8:15 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA – Cruz Azul vs Monterrey

Argentine Primera División 

3 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Arsenal vs Newell’s Old Boys
5:15 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Racing Club vs Colón
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV – Platense vs River Plate

Turkish Super Lig 

8 a.m. – fuboTV – Altay vs Adana Demirspor
11 a.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Galatasaray vs Fenerbahçe

Belgian First Division A 

7:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Anderlecht vs Kortrijk
10 a.m. – ESPN+ – Sint-Truiden vs Antwerp

Brasileirão 

2 p.m. – Paramount+ – Corinthians vs Santos
2 p.m. – Paramount+ – Fluminense vs América Mineiro
5 p.m. – Paramount+ – Bahia vs Cuiabá
Canadian Premier League 
3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV – Forge vs York United

Canadian Championship 

1 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV – CF Montréal vs Toronto FC

English Championship 

7 a.m. – ESPN+ – Derby County vs AFC Bournemouth

Liga de Expansión MX 

1 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA, TUDN.com – Atlante vs Dorados

Dutch Eredivisie 

8:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Feyenoord vs PEC Zwolle
10:45 a.m. – ESPN+ – RKC Waalwijk vs Ajax

Scottish League Cup 

11 a.m. – Paramount+ – Rangers vs Hibernian

Swedish Allsvenskan 

11:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Varberg vs AIK

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