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March 21/22: What to watch, where to go

3/21/2012

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH LA LIGA

Athletic Bilbao at Atletico Madrid

ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.


The Basques sprinted into the Europa League quarterfinals with two wins over Manchester United. Atletico also is in the final eight. Both are battling to make next year's field.

Also

Real Zaragoza at Valencia, GolTV, noon and midnight

Real Madrid at Villarreal, GolTV, 2 and 5 p.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Chelsea at Manchester City

ESPN2, 12:30 p.m.

Last weekend's loss at Swansea City knocked Man City off the EPL lead, and the Blues trail archrival Man United by four points (but with one game in hand). Carlos Tevez's expected return will help. Surging Chelsea -- also the Blues -- are looking to supplant fellow Londoners Tottenham or Arsenal in next year's Champions League field. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 1:55 p.m.

Also

Stoke City at Tottenham, Fox Deportes, 12:30 p.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 3 and 8 p.m.

Liverpool at Queens Park Rangers, Fox Soccer Plus, 12:55 and 6 p.m.

Arsenal at Everton, Fox Soccer Channel, 1 and 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Cruz Azul (Mexico) at Corinthians (Brazil)

Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

Group 6's lone unbeatens halfway through the stage meet up in São Paulo, and Cruz Azul might clinch its round-of-16 berth with a victory.

Also

Libertad (Paraguay) at Vasco da Gama (Brazil), 11 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH LA LIGA

Espanyol at Real Betis

ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.


Espanyol, Barcelona's No. 2 club, responded to a five-game winless streak by scoring five on Rayo Vallecano and three on Racing Santander, and it sits just one point out of a Europa League berth.

Also

Sevilla at Racing Santander, GolTV, noon

Italian Coppa Italia

Siena at Napoli, GolTV, 2 p.m. and midnight

COPA LIBERTADORES

Deportivo Quito (Ecuador) at Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)

Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.

The top two teams in Group 7 face off in Buenos Aires just two weeks after Ecuador's champs romped, 3-0, in the first meeting. It's key for Guadalajara, which is even on points with second-place Deportivo.

Also

Juan Aurich (Peru) at Santos (Brazil), Fox Deportes, Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Pachuca at Jaguares

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 6:55 p.m.

The Clausura is starting to level out, with a solid first four, a solid second four, and seven others in striking distance for a playoff berth. Sixth-place Pachuca is among three clubs with just one loss in 11 games. Chiapas' Jaguares are in good form, with just one loss in their last four, and sit four points outside the postseason.