Feb. 17/18: What to watch, where to go

February, 17, 2012
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FRIDAY, FEB. 17
  • TELEVISION
ITALIAN SERIE A
Bologna at Inter Milan
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Inter is clinging to fifth place, which supplies Serie A's last Europa League berth, and that's likely enough to cost Claudio Ranieri his job. Andre Villas-Boas, in turmoil at Chelsea, could be his replacement. Replays: FSC, 5 p.m. and midnight.
English Championship
Burnley at Reading, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m., 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Atlante at Estudiantes Tecos
Galavision, 6 p.m.

Tecos, the No. 3 club from Guadalajara, are going down, bound for the second-tier Liga de Ascenso unless it starts stockpiling points pronto. The Owls have just two from the first six games and have fallen five points back in the relegation fight. Atlante, at 3-2-1, won't succumb easily.
Brazilian Campeonato Paulista
Palmeiras at Guaratingueta, GolTV, 3 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
MLS PRESEASON
Montreal Impact vs. UCLA and Ventura County Fusion
Home Depot Center Field 4 (Carson), 10 a.m.

The expansion Impact wrap up their Home Depot Center camp with games against the NCAA semifinalists (minus a half-dozen players now with MLS clubs) and the Premier Development League power. Second game begins at noon.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16
  • TELEVISION
ENGLISH F.A. CUP
Blackpool at Everton
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

Landon Donovan's second loan deal to Everton ends with a fifth-round clash in the world's oldest and greatest national knockout tournament. Replay: FSC, 2 p.m.
Also
Birmingham City at Chelsea, Fox Soccer Plus, 4:25 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bolton at Millwall, Fox Soccer Plus, 7 a.m.
Arsenal at Sunderland, Fox Soccer Channel, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.
Leicester City at Norwich City, Fox Soccer Plus, 9 a.m.

SPANISH LA LIGA
Racing Santander at Real Madrid
GolTV, 11 a.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo
's hat trick last week against Levante gave him 27 goals in 22 league games and left Real Madrid 10 points ahead of Barcelona with 16 games to go. Only one La Liga club has fewer wins than does Racing. Replay: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Also
Espanyol at Getafe, ESPN Deportes, 8:50 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Osasuna at Sevilla, ESPN Deportes, 12:55 p.m.
German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund at Hertha Berlin, ESPN Deportes, 6:25 a.m.
Bayern Munich at Freiburg, GolTV, 4 and 10 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A
Catania at Juventus
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The best major-league race in Europe pits two giants -- Juve and AC Milan -- separated by two points. Juventus, the only unbeaten team in Serie A, can reclaim the top spot with a victory. Replay: FSC, 8 p.m.
Argentine Primera B Nacional
Independiente Rivadavia at River Plate, GolTV, 2 p.m. and midnight
Australian A-League
Sydney FC at Adelaide United, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Monterrey at Santos Laguna
Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5 p.m.

Second-place Santos is behind defending champ Tigres on goal difference after its four-game winning streak ended last week at Morelia. Resurgent Monterrey, in fourth, is just two points back after winning its past two.
Also
Club Tijuana at Gallos Blancos, Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 2:55 p.m.
Pumas UNAM at Cruz Azul, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 2:55 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.
Atlas at UANL Tigres, Galavision, 4:55 p.m.
San Luis at Guadalajara, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 5 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
MLS PRESEASON
Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Oxnard College, 9 a.m.

The final game of Major League Soccer's preseason in the L.A. area pits two sides looking to find their way back into the playoffs. Two local forwards worth watching: Fire's Orr Barouch (Woodland Hills) and San Jose's Steven Lenhart (Yorba Linda).

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