We give you a somewhat abbreviated version of our weekly “what to watch this weekend” feature, since (a) there aren’t that many matches Saturday or Sunday that look to be must-see TV; and (b) anyways, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday are only prelude to Monday…El Clásico.
As usual, we rely on SoccerInsider’s full listing of US-televised matches. Note that we’ve now included online-streaming information for matches that are available on ESPN3.com or FoxSoccer.tv; note that the prior requires that your ISP have an agreement in place with ESPN, while the latter requires a subscription:
England, Newcastle-Chelsea 8:30 a.m. FSP & FoxSoccer.tv: Chelsea needs to win in Newcastle to stay atop the Prem League.
England, Spurs-Liverpool 11 a.m. FSC: Spurs are the team of the moment in England, after following up last weekend’s North London derby triumph with further triumph in Europe. They’re 6th in the Prem League table, but looking to move up–as is Liverpool, who have climbed back into the top half (now 9th).
Italy, Palermo-Roma 2:30 p.m. FSC & ESPN3.com: Currently 7th & 5th in the Serie A table, respectively.
France, Lyon-PSG 3 p.m. FSP & FoxSoccer.tv: Two French powers, just 1 and 2 points behind Ligue 1 leaders Lille.
But all the above is just the undercard for the main event…
Spain, Barcelona-Real Madrid 3 p.m. GolTV, ESPN Deportes & ESPN3.com: Much much more on this match to come before Monday’s kickoff.