Call it the calm before the storm.
The Champions League returns this week with some amazing match-ups. Unfortunately, the weekend before those match-ups is light on marquee fixtures. With the FA Cup in action this weekend you have one amazing match, Arsenal vs. Manchester United, but you’ll need to see that at a bar or pub (or pay per view perhaps?). Aside from that, the FA Cup matches aren’t all that intriguing.
Leave it to La Liga and Serie A to pick up the slack. AS Roma-Juventus is the best match on TV this weekend, while big boys Real Madrid, AC Milan and Barcelona will all be playing TV games this weekend.
A match you don’t want to miss? How about Bayern Munich-Hannover 96. Watch Steve Cherundolo take on the big boys (and Sal Zizzo possibly make the bench).
Here are the rest of this weekend’s soccer matches on TV:
9:30am- GolTV- Bayer Leverkusen at Karlsruhe
10am- FSC- Barnsley at Liverpool (FA Cup)
11:30am- GolTV- Nuremberg at Werder Bremen
Noon- FSC- Huddersfield Town at Chelsea (FA Cup)
12:15pm- Satelitte (a soccer bar near you)- Arsenal at Manchester United (FA Cup)
2pm- GolTV- Real Madrid at Real Betis
2:30pm- FSC- AS Roma at Juventus
4pm- GolTV- Barcelona at Real Zaragoza
4:30pm- FSC- AC Milan at Parma
6:15pm- GolTV- Once Caldas at America
8:30am- Setanta USA- Vitesse Arnhem at Feyenoord
9am- FSC- Sampdoria at Genoa
11am- GolTV- Bayern Munich at Hannover 96
11am- FSC- Portsmouth at Preston North End (FA Cup)
Noon- Setanta USA- Bordeaux at Monaco
1pm- GolTV- Valencia at Getafe
2:30pm- FSC- Catania at Fiorentina
2:45pm- Setanta USA- Paris St. Germain at Marseille
3pm- GolTV- Athletic Bilbao at Atletico Madrid
5pm- FSC- River Plate at Newell’s Old Boys
5:30pm- GolTV- La Equidad at Millonarios
What matches are you looking forward to this weekend? Share your thoughts below.