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Feb. 18/19: What to watch, where to go

SATURDAY, FEB. 18

  • 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. The flu might keep him on the sidelines. 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). On an adjacent field, at the same time, another group from the Fire will play the Ventura County Fusion.

SUNDAY, FEB. 19

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH F.A. CUP

Brighton & Hove Albion at Liverpool

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 8:30 a.m.

The Reds are home against a second-club in the fifth round of England's top knockout competition -- they play in the final of the No. 2 cup next week -- and it's their first outing since last week's handshake explosion against Man United. Luis Suarez apologized; will he suit up for this one? Replays: FSC, 8 p.m.

Also

Stoke Ciy at Crawley Town, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:55 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tottenham at Stevenage, Fox Soccer Channel, 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

Championship

Coventry City at Nottingham Forest, Fox Soccer Plus, 10 a.m.

SPANISH LA LIGA

Valencia at Barcelona

ESPN Deportes, 12:20 p.m.

The third meeting this month between the power has Barca still reeling from last week's loss at Osasuna -- its first defeat since late November -- and, without a miracle, out of the league race. Valencia is third, eight points behind the Catalans. Replays: 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Also

Atletico Madrid at Sporting Gijon, GolTV, 9 a.m.

Rayo Vallecano at Levante, GolTV, 11 a.m. and midnight

German Bundesliga

VfL Wolfsburg at Schalke 04, ESPN Deportes, 6:25 a.m.

VfB Stuttgart at Hannover 96, GolTV, 4 p.m.

Italian Serie A

Lazio at Palermo, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m. and midnight; Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

AC Milan at Cesena, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

French Ligue 1

Montpellier at Paris Saint-Germain, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Pachuca at America

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 2 p.m.

America dropped from second to ninth in the past two weeks after a bold start began dissolving memories of the horrible fall campaign. Unbeaten Pachuca vaulted from eighth to third in the same span.

Also

Morelia at Puebla, ESPN Deportes, 9:55 a.m.; Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 11:55 a.m.

Jaguares at Toluca, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 10 a.m.

Liga de Ascenso

Correcaminos at Toros Neza, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 2 p.m.

Argentine Primera Division

Boca Juniors at Union, GolTV, 2 and 9 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

INDOOR SOCCER

Tijuana Revolucion at Anaheim Bolts

Anaheim Convention Center, 6 p.m.

The Bolts need everything to go perfectly to make the Professional Arena Soccer League playoffs, and a win over the Mexicans is a must.