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April 29/30: What to watch, where to go

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH LA LIGA

Valencia at Malaga

GolTV, 9 a.m.

Next-best thing to Real Madrid-Barcelona? In Spain, it's this one, a showdown between No. 3 and No. 4. Valencia is coming straight off its Europa League semifinal demise against Atletico Madrid, and a victory would nearly ensure a Champions League berth next season. Replay: midnight.

Also

Sevilla at Real Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 2:55 and 7:30 a.m.

Valencia at Malaga, GolTV, 9 a.m. and midnight

Barcelona at Rayo Vallecano, GolTV, 12:30 and 9 p.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

Ajax Amsterdam at FC Twente, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:25 a.m.

UEFA Futsal Cup

Final: Dinamo Moscow (Russia) vs. Barcelona (Spain), GolTV, 11 a.m.

French Ligue 1

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

ITALIAN SERIE A

Lazio at Udinese

Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.

The Romans are 1-3-1 since March 31 and coming off a midweek loss at lowly Novara, and they're trying to hold off Udinese and Napoli, both one point back, for Italy's final Champions League berth. Udine's team has been no better, mirroring Lazio result-for-result all month. Replay: midnight.

Also

Juventus at Novara, Fox Soccer Plus, 7 a.m.

AC Milan at Siena, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Scottish Premier League

Rangers at Celtic, Fox Soccer Plus, 4:40 a.m. and 9 p.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 4 p.m.

Hibernian at St. Mirren, Fox Soccer Plus, 9 a.m.

English Premier League

Queens Park Rangers at Chelsea, Fox Soccer Channel, 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 5:30 a.m.

Blackburn at Tottenham, Fox Soccer Channel, 7:30 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Pumas UNAM at Club Tijuana

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 11:55 a.m./Fox Deportes, noon

The Xolos need a draw to clinch their first top-tier playoff berth on Saturday. If not, they'll need help from America in the regular-season finale against Cruz Azul.

Also

San Luis at Toluca, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 9:55 a.m.

Cruz Azul at America, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 1:55 p.m.

BRAZILIAN CAMPEONATO PAULISTA

Santos at Sao Paulo

GolTV, 7 p.m.

Neymar leads third-seeded Santos into a Sao Paulo state championship semifinal against the No. 2 seeds, with No. 4 Guarani or No. 8 Ponte Preta waiting in the final.

Argentine Primera B Nacional

River Plate at Aldosivi, GolTV, 3:15 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

SUEÑO MLS 2012

Chivas USA Tryouts

Bell Gardens Sports Complex, 10 a.m.

The final day of Chivas USA's tryouts for the television talent search will whittle the field to six finalists -- five field players and a goalkeeper -- to join winners from Dallas and Seattle.

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE

San Diego Flash at Fullerton Rangers

Santa Ana Stadium, 5:30 p.m.

The Rangers, when they were the Santa Ana Winds, last year built a decent rivalry with the Flash, who outpointed the Orange County club for the Southern Flight title in the fourth-division NPSL.

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Fresno Fuego at L.A. Misioneros

Carver Middle School (Los Angeles), 6 p.m.

The Fuego, who won the PDL's Southwest Division last year, buried the Misioneros last weekend to kick off the league's 2012 season, but the L.A. team didn't have all its stars. It'll look to even things in week two, and the rest of the national semipro/amateur league will join in next weekend.

MONDAY, APRIL 30

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester United at Manchester City

ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

First City stumbled, and now United. The battle for the EPL title is a battle once more, and the Blues (25-5-5) -- just three points back -- can vault to the top spot, on goal difference, with a home victory. The trophy is going to go to United (26-4-5) for the fifth time in six years if it wins, although clinching would be a week away.