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Sunday, April 29, 2012
April 29/30: What to watch, where to go


SUNDAY, APRIL 29
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. 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




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.