Saturday, April 7, 2012
April 8/9: What to watch, where to go SUNDAY, APRIL 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.