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Real Madrid has not exactly been convincing coming off the World Cup break but has a chance to reclaim some power in Spain this week.

Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarterfinal contest against crosstown rival Atlético Madrid could be exactly what Los Blancos need to get back to the dominant ways it opened the Spanish season with. As for Atlético, going all-in on cup play may not be the most advisable move as its Champions League spot from La Liga play is far from safe at the moment.

The U.S. men’s national team’s regeneration begins Wednesday with the first of two January friendlies in California. A crop of first-time call-ups is set to begin working to claim 2026 World Cup. Anthony Hudson’s squad will face off with Serbia and Colombia.

At the moment, Serie A has the closes top-to-bottom title contender race in Europe, and Tuesday’s Lazio – Milan contest is a matter of second vs fifth being separated by only four points.

In Premier League action, Tottenham has been a trainwreck you can’t look away from in recent weeks. On Monday, they see the same Fulham side that was good enough to upset Chelsea two weeks ago and hope to avoid a three-game losing streak.

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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 Week’s Soccer on TV and Online:


This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch


  1. Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid – The upset is there for Atlético, but is the cup the most important thing on manager Diego Simeone’s mind right now?
  2. USMNT vs Serbia – Should be interesting to see who makes the most of this camp.
  3. Lazio vs Milan – A critical matchup in the Scudetto race where nobody can afford to lose pace with Napoli.
  4. Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur – Nothing is a given for Tottenham at the moment, and another loss could be Antonio Conte’s curtain call.
  5. Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt – Second vs fourth in a tighter Bundesliga race than many imagined it to be.

This Week’s Soccer on TV


Monday


English Premier League 

3 p.m. – USA, fuboTV, UNIVERSO – Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur

Spanish La Liga 

3 p.m. – ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – Valencia vs Almería

Italian Serie A 

12:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Bologna vs Cremonese
2:45 p.m. – Paramount+ – Inter Milan vs Empoli

Coupe de France 

2:45 p.m. – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Pays De Cassel vs PSG

Club Friendly 

6:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Nacional vs Peñarol

African Nations Championship

2 p.m. – fuboTV – Sudan vs Madagascar

Liga MX Femenil 

8:06 p.m. – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Monterrey vs Mazatlán
10:06 p.m. – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Santos Laguna vs Guadalajara

Turkish Super Lig 

12 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Ümranıyespor vs Fenerbahçe


Tuesday


English League Cup 

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Southampton vs Newcastle United

Italian Serie A 

2:45 p.m. – CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, fuboTV – Lazio vs Milan

German Bundesliga

12:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Bayern München vs Köln
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Hoffenheim vs Stuttgart
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Hertha BSC vs Wolfsburg

Copa Argentina 

5:40 p.m. – fuboTV – Patronato vs Gimnasia y Tiro
4:15 p.m. – fuboTV – River Plate vs Boston River
7:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Defensor Sporting vs Cerro Largo

African Nations Championship 

11 a.m. – fuboTV – Mauritania vs Mali
2 p.m. – fuboTV – Niger vs Cameroon

Dutch Eredivisie 

12:45 p.m. – ESPN+ – Emmen vs PSV


Wednesday


English League Cup 

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United

German Bundesliga 

12:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Augsburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach
2:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin

Spanish Copa del Rey 

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
4 p.m. – ESPN+ – Osasuna vs Sevilla

Men’s International Friendly 

10 p.m. – Peacock, UNIVERSO, fuboTV – USMNT vs Serbia

Hondoran Liga Nacional 

4 p.m. – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Honduras Progreso vs Olimpia

Club Friendly 

4:15 p.m. – fuboTV – Danubio vs Fénix
7:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Wanderers vs Cerro

Dutch Eredivisie 

12:45 p.m. – ESPN+ – Go Ahead Eagles vs AZ
3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Feyenoord vs NEC

Spanish Primera División Femenina 

3 p.m. – YouTube – Barcelona vs Levante Las Planas

UEFA Nations Legue Draw

5 a.m. – Fox Sports 2, fuboTV – UEFA Nations League Draw


Thursday


Spanish Copa del Rey 

2 p.m. – ESPN+ – Valencia vs Athletic Club
3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid

Portuguese Primeira Liga 

3:15 p.m. – fuboTV – Paços de Ferreira vs Benfica

Liga MX 

10 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA – Atlas vs Santos Laguna

Dutch Eredivisie 

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Ajax vs Volendam

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