Feb. 25/26: What to watch, where to go

February, 24, 2012
2/24/12
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SATURDAY, FEB. 25
  • TELEVISION
ITALIAN SERIE A
Juventus at AC Milan
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The Scudetto could sit in the balance, but first place Milan is without talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose appeal of a three-game suspension was denied Thursday. Juve is the only unbeaten Serie A club left, but the Turin-based team sits a point behind Milan -- but with a game in hand. Replay: FSC, 8 p.m.
Also
Parma at Genoa, Fox Soccer Plus, 8:55 a.m. and midnight
German Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen at Cologne, GolTV, 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Nuremberg at Werder Bremen, ESPN Deportes, 9:25 a.m.

SPANISH LA LIGA
Levante at Espanyol
ESPN Deportes, 12:55 p.m.
Levante's terrific start was long ago -- it's slipping down the table after eight league games without a victory and sits a point behind Barcelona's No. 2 club as part of a fierce fight for Spain's Europa League berths. Replay: 6 p.m.
Also
Getafe at Real Betis, GolTV, 9 p.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Aston Villa at Wigan Athletic
Fox Soccer Plus, 1 p.m.
Galaxy striker Robbie Keane closes his short-term loan at Villa, which might want to bring him back soon.
Also
Bolton at Chelsea, Fox Soccer Channel, 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.
Fulham at Queens Park Rangers, Fox Soccer Plus, 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Blackburn at Manchester City, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 9:30 a.m.
Sunderland at West Bromwich Albion, Fox Soccer Plus, 11 a.m.
Wolverhampton at Newcastle United, Fox Soccer Channel, 2 p.m.
Championship
Crystal Palace at West Ham United, Fox Soccer Plus, 4:40 a.m.
Reading at Middlesbrough, Fox Soccer Plus, 3 p.m.
Australian A-League
Central Coast Mariners at Melbourne Heart, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Toluca at Club Tijuana
Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 6:55 p.m.
Tijuana sits just two points off the Clausura lead. Toluca is just one point back. There's a big crowd in battle for playoff berths, and this one could be a determiner.
Also
Puebla at Monterrey, Galavision, 2:55 p.m.
Estudiantes Tecos at Jaguares, ESPN Deportes, 2:55 p.m.; Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 3 p.m.
Atlas at San Luis, Galavision, 4:55 p.m.
UANL Tigres at Pachuca, Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 4:55 p.m.
America at Atlante, Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 7 p.m.
Brazilian Campeonato Paulista
Botafogo at Corinthians, GolTV, 12:30 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
CLUB/NATIONAL TEAM FRIENDLY
Mexico U-20 at L.A. Blues
Titan Stadium, Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.

Mexico's under-20 national team, a foundation of El Tri sides to come, begin a two-game Southern California stop with a friendly against the Blues, who are preparing for their second USL Pro campaign.

SUNDAY, FEB. 26
  • TELEVISION
ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP
Liverpool vs. Cardiff City
Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m.

The third of England's major trophies, in the country's No. 2 club competition, will be awarded at Wembley, with Liverpool looking for its first title of any sort in six years. Welsh club Cardiff City is looking for its first major English title since 1927. Replay: Fox Soccer Plus, 2 p.m.
Premier League
Tottenham at Arsenal, Fox Soccer Channel, 5:25 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 5:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Manchester United at Norwich City, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:25 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Swansea City at Stoke City, Fox Soccer Plus, 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Cruz Azul at Morelia
Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.
The Monarcas are among three clubs atop the standings. Cruz Azul , the lone unbeaten (but with five ties in seven games), sits outside the playoff zone -- but just three points off the lead. A key clash in what's developing into one of the greatest races in Mexican league history. Replay: Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 11:55 a.m.
Also
Gallos Blancos at Pumas UNAM, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 10 a.m.
Santos Laguna at Guadalajara, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 2 p.m.
Argentine Primera Division
Newell's Old Boys at Boca Juniors, GolTV, 2:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Argentine Primera B Nacional
River Plate at Sporting Descamparados, GolTV, 4:30 p.m. and midnight

ITALIAN SERIE A
Inter Milan at Napoli
Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.
Inter has lost three straight league matches and four of its last five -- all by shut out. Not a particularly useful strategy in the battle, with Napoli, Roma and Palermo, for a Europa Cup slot. Replays: Fox Deportes, noon; FSC, midnight.
Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid at Rayo Vallecano, ESPN Deportes, 6:50 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sevilla at Valencia, ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m.
Mallorca at Real Sociedad, GolTV, 9 a.m.
Barcelona at Atletico Madrid, GolTV, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m.

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA
Schalke 04 at Bayern Munich
ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.
Third-place Bayern hasn't scored in 240 minutes, all competitions. Fourth-place Schalke has seven goals in its past two games. A Champions League berth could be the winner's.
French Ligue 1
Lille at Stade Rennes, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
INDOOR SOCCER
Tacoma Stars at Anaheim Bolts
Anaheim Convention Center, 1 and 6 p.m.

The Bolts wrap up their first season in the Professional Arena Soccer League with a doubleheader, separate admissions. A sweep gets them to .500.

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