This Weekend’s Soccer on TV (and SBI’s Top 10 Matches to Watch)

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The game everyone has been waiting for is finally here, even if it will come a day later than most would like.

Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two best teams in the world, face off on Monday in the most highly-anticipated match of the European club season. Both teams have looked unstoppable, and Monday's match will give one of the teams the edge in the tight race for the La Liga title.

If waiting until Monday for quality soccer is too long for you, there's plenty of action on Saturday and Sunday. Stuart Holden and red-hot Bolton are in action on Saturday, while the U.S. women's national team takes on Italy with a World Cup berth on the line. Speaking of Italy, red-hot AC Milan faces 

Sunday has good action as well, with Tottenham taking on Liverpool.

Here is the rundown of this weekend's soccer on TV/web, as well as SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch:

SBI'S TOP 10 MATCHES TO WATCH

1. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Two best teams in the world. Period. Good day to leave work early.

2. Tottenham vs. Liverpool. If the Reds are going to climb back into the race for a Top Four spot, they will need at least a point at White Hart Lane.

3. Sampdoria vs. AC Milan. Red-hot Zlatan Ibrahimovic will look to do work on the road against an underrated Sampdoria side.

4. USA Women vs. Italy. Not a fan of women's soccer? You have to be a fan of a winner-take-all battle for a World Cup place involving the United States.

5. Juventus vs. Fiorentina. Surging Juve has a chance to pull closer to Milan with a win against underachieving Fiorentina.

6. Bolton vs. Blackpool. Bolton is playing some amazing soccer lately so combine that with getting to watch Stuart Holden and this match suddenly becomes must-see TV. 

7. Sporting vs. FC Porto. No, it's not Sporting Kansas City, but the real Sporting CP of Lisbon, facing Porto in this Portuguese clash.

8. Lyon vs. Paris St. Germain. PSG has first-place aspirations, while Lyon needs a win to climb into contention.

9. Santos Laguna vs. Club America. Even if you're not a fan of Mexican soccer, when you're talking MLS playoff semifinals, it's going to be worth watching.

10. Aston Villa vs. Arsenal. Brad Friedel (and possibly Eric Lichaj) look to halt Arsenal as newly-signed Villan Robert Pires faces his former team.

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THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER on TV

SATURDAY

7:45am- ESPN2- Aston Villa vs. Arsenal

10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Manchester United vs. Blackburn

10am- Fox Soccer Plus- Stoke City vs. Manchester City

10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Bolton vs. Blackpool

10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion

10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Fulham vs. Birmingham City

10am- FoxSoccer.tv- West Ham United vs. Wigan

Noon- Fox Soccer Plus- Sampdoria vs. AC Milan

Noon- Fox Soccer Channel- Fulham vs. Birmingham City (Delayed)

Noon- GolTV- Real Zaragoza vs. Villarreal

12:20pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Burnley vs. Derby County

12:30pm- ESPN3.com- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Brest vs. Lens

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Olympique Marseille vs. Montpelier

2pm- ESPN3.com- USA women's national team vs. Italy (World Cup playoff)

2pm- ESPN3.com- Sevilla vs. Getafe

2pm- GolTV- Defensor Sporting vs. Nacional

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Juventus vs. Fiorentina

4pm- ESPN3.com- Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol

4:15pm- ESPN3.com- Sporting Lisbon vs. FC Porto

6:20pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Atletico Huila

2am- Fox Soccer Channel- North Queensland Fury vs. Perth Glory

SUNDAY

6:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Inter Milan vs. Parma

8:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Newcastle United vs. Chelsea

9am- Fox Soccer Channel- Lazio vs. Catania

9am- ESPN3.com- Udinese vs. Napoli

10:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Norwich City vs. Ipswich Town (Delayed)

11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Liverpool

11am- DirecTV- Sporting Gijon vs. Real Sociedad

11am- DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Malaga

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Auxerre vs. Toulouse

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Caen vs. Sochaux

11:30am- GolTV- Cologne vs. Wolfsburg

1pm- DirecTV- Athletic Bilba vs. Osasuna

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Palermo vs. AS Roma

3pm- GolTV- Valencia vs. Almeria

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Lyon vs. Paris St. Germain

7pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. Club America

9pm- Telemundo- Monterrey vs. UNAM Pumas

MONDAY

2:45pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forrest

3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

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What matches are you most looking forward to? Who do you see winning Barcelona-Real Madrid?

Share your thoughts below.

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20 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV (and SBI’s Top 10 Matches to Watch)

  1. Jeff says:

    Is GolTV the only channel in the US to broadcast Barca-Real?
    Please tell me its not so.

  2. hardhead says:

    Looks like it is scheduled to be on ESPN3.com, too.

  3. Myles B says:

    I hope the US Ladies blow it.

  4. siv says:

    team’s should not have an apostrophe

  5. Ryan says:

    neither should “team’s” in your post

  6. Indigo Montoya says:

    I know you’re not referring to a defeat with that comment…

  7. Don Pelayo says:

    Why?

  8. Leonardo says:

    myles you blow donkey dee. the US ladies will win. beating italy will be great!

  9. Leonardo says:

    quote of the day:
    “1. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Two best teams in the world. Period. Good day to leave work early.”

    AMEN!

  10. BCC says:

    I’m sick losing to Barca. Mourinho has been thinking through this game for a long time, so hopefully Real will win big. Ozil is the key man on the field.

  11. Gacm32 says:

    +1 haha

  12. DC Josh says:

    Ray Hudson will have a heart attack on Monday.

  13. DaveW says:

    Monterrey-Pumas is on Telemundo, not Telefutura. I assume some autotyping with the similar network names. (Please delete after correction made).

  14. DaveW says:

    You might check the league in #9, too.

  15. Eurosnob says:

    They are certainly two most talented teams in the world. Can’t wait till Monday!

  16. CJ says:

    Real is one of the best two teams in La Liga, but not in the world. Their glorious history aside, they’ve won squat in the last few years. Barca, on the other hand, has done pretty well for themselves.

    (SBI-CJ, right now, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two best teams in the world. Can’t really be argued. Real has shredded all competition, including a tough Champions League group. What happened in years prior is irrelevant to right now. They have Mourinho and a much better team, so just be happy for the match-up and stop with the pointless nitpicking.)

  17. Tom says:

    True, but this year’s team probably is one of the two best teams in the world.

  18. If that’s your criteria for judging a team’s greatness then clearly Manchester City and Tottenham don’t have two of the best teams in England either. But they do…

  19. Charles says:

    Nice job

    S porting

    C lub

    K ansas City

    Already people are saying not the real Sporting.

    How about Real Salt Lake ? Not the real Real ?