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April 8/9: What to watch, where to go

4/8/2012

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.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Chelsea at Fulham

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

Texan Clint Dempsey scored two more goals Saturday for Fulham -- his 20th and 21st of the season -- displaying the sort of form that's likeely to take him to a big club in a few months, perhaps Chelsea. The Blues are in a four-team fight for three European berths, two of them in the Champions League.

Also

Norwich City at Tottenham, ESPN Deportes, 6:55 a.m.

Bolton at Newcastle United, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

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

Championship

Coventry City at Bristol City, Fox Soccer Plus, 6:55 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Birmingham City at West Ham United, Fox Soccer Plus, 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.