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April 7/8: What to watch, where to go

4/7/2012

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Tottenham at Sunderland

ESPN2, 4:30 a.m.

Spurs' win last weekend over Swansea City ended a five-game winless streak, and they sit behind third-place Arsenal, their archrival, on goal difference with seven EPL games to play. Third place advances into the Champions League proper, fourth place has to endure qualifying.

Also

Aston Villa at Liverpool, Fox Soccer Plus, 6:55 a.m.

Wigan Athletic at Chelsea, Fox Soccer Channel, 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

Wolverhampton at Stoke City, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 9:30 a.m.

Fulham at Bolton, Fox Soccer Channel, 2 p.m.

Everton at Norwich City, Fox Soccer Plus, 2 p.m.

Championship

Bristol City at Nottingham Forest, Fox Soccer Plus, 4 p.m.

Scottish Premier League

Celtic at Kilmarnock, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:55 a.m.

Australian A-League

Brisbane Roar at Central Coast Mariners, Fox Soccer Channel, midnight

ITALIAN SERIE A

Napoli at Lazio

Fox Soccer Channel, noon

Lazio is desperately trying to hang on to Italy's final Champions League berth for next season, but the advantage over fourth-place Napoli is just three points after losses in three of the Romans' last four matches.

Also

Juventus at Palermo, Fox Soccer Plus, 9:25 a.m.

Fiorentina at AC Milan, Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m.

German Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund at VfL Wolfsburg, GolTV, 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

French Ligue 1

Sochaux at Montpellier, TV5Monde, 9:55 a.m.

Auxerre at Lyon, Fox Soccer Plus, noon

Spanish La Liga

Real Sociedad at Espanyol, ESPN Deportes, 11 a.m.

Barcelona at Real Zaragoza, GolTV, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Atletico Madrid at Levante, ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m.

Villarreal at Real Betis, GolTV, 3 p.m. and midnight

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Galaxy at Sporting Kansas City

ESPN, 1 p.m.

The struggling Galaxy look to bounce back from last weekend's pathetic display against New England, and they do so without David Beckham and against the best team, currently, in MLS. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 6 p.m.

Also

Toronto FC at Montreal Impact, MLS Direct Kick, 9 a.m.

New York Red Bulls at Columbus Crew, Univision Deportes, noon

Vancouver Whitecaps at San Jose Earthquakes, MLS Direct Kick, 4 p.m.

Seattle Sounders at D.C. United, MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.

Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.

Chivas USA at Portland Timbers, KDOC/Channel 56 and KWHY/Channel 22, 7:30 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Atlante at Club Tijuana

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 7 p.m.

The Xolos have lost their last two road games, and to good competition: Tigres and Pachuca. Winning at home against CancĂșn's club is a must if Tijuana wants to make the playoffs.

Also

Jaguares at San Luis, Galavision, 4:55 p.m.

Estudiantes Tecos at Santos, Univision Deportes, 5 p.m.

UANL Tigres at Monterrey, Univision Deportes, 7 p.m.

Liga de Ascenso

Pumas Morelos at Irapuato, GolTV, 5 p.m.

Argentine Primera Division

Argentinos Juniors at Boca Juniors, GolTV, 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester City at Arsenal

Fox Soccer Channel, 7:30 a.m.

It's looking like Manchester United is going to win the title again, and Man City will end up second to its archrival. Arsenal is atop the real race in the EPL, battling its archrival (Tottenham), Newcastle and fellow Londoners Chelsea for a full slot in next season's UEFA Champions League. Replays: Fox Deportes, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.; FSC, 8 p.m.

Also

Queens Park Rangers at Manchester United, Fox Deportes, 5:30 a.m. and noon; Fox Soccer Channel, 5:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Blackburn at West Bromwich Albion, Fox Soccer Plus, 2 p.m.

Championship

Portsmouth at Southampton, Fox Soccer Plus, 5 p.m.

Scottish Premier League

Motherwell at Hibernian, Fox Soccer Plus, 4:25 a.m.

SPANISH LA LIGA

Valencia at Real Madrid

ESPN Deportes, 10 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid are coasting to the Spanish title -- although Barcelona has crept within six points -- but this is a bigger game for Valencia, which is third, one point ahead of Malaga in the fight for La Liga's last automatic Champions League berth. Replay: ESPN2, 12:25 p.m.

Also

Sevilla at Athletic Bilbao, GolTV, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Olympique Marseille at Paris Saint-Germain

Fox Soccer Channel, noon

France's two biggest clubs face off in a game that means a lot to PSG, which has fallen off the Ligue 1 lead, behind Montpellier on goal difference.

German Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen at Hamburger SV, GolTV, 4 p.m. and midnight

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

America at Guadalajara

Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 4 p.m.

The greatest of North American rivalries is renewed in Zapopan, and resurgent Chivas could move into playoff position -- or at the least strengthen its postseason bid -- with a victory in the Super Clasico.

Also

Pachuca at Pumas UNAM, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 9:55 a.m.

Toluca at Puebla, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 9:55 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.

Gallos Blancos at Cruz Azul, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 3:55 p.m.

Brazilian Campeonato Paulista

Palmeiras at Guarani, GolTV, noon

Argentine Primera B Nacional

River Plate at Atalanta, GolTV, 2 and 9 p.m.