This Weekend’s Soccer on TV & SBI’s Top Ten Matches to WatchFebruary 24, 2012 • By Soccer By Ives
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham renew old acquaintances at the Emirates in the weekend's marquee match-up.
Arsene Wenger and the Gunners badly need a victory against their arch-rivals to keep their hold on fourth place in the Premier League, while Tottenham can solidify their hold on third place with a result on the road.
This weekend's slate of matches features top match-ups in several of Europe's best leagues. In Italy, title chasers AC Milan and Juventus square off in a match that will go a long way toward determining which team will lift the Scudetto this season. Champions League heroes Napoli will try to carry over their European success in league play, where a date with Inter Milan awaits.
In Germany, third-place Bayern Munich and fourth-place Schalke square off in what should be an intense affair, while Ligue 1 leaders Paris St. Germain take on Lyon in another promising clash.
You should have even more viewing options at your disposal than usual this weekend, with Fox Soccer Plus offering a free preview all weekend.
Here is a closer look at this weekend's soccer on TV (and SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch):
SBI'S TOP TEN MATCHES TO WATCH
1. Arsenal vs. Tottenham. North London Derby. Enough said.
2. Juventus vs. AC Milan. First Place in Italy on the line.
3. Bayern Munich vs. Schalke 04. If either team hopes of catching Borussia Dortmund, a win here is a must.
4. Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona. Expect a goal-fest.
5. Pachuca vs. Tigres. Check out Jose Torres in action before he joins the U.S. national team against Italy.
6. Lyon vs. Paris St. Germain. This one should be an intense affair with some quality attacking soccer.
7. Napoli vs. Inter Milan. Napoli is one of those teams you want to watch any time they are on TV.
8. Valencia vs. Sevilla. These teams always put on a good show when they face off.
9. Queens Park Rangers vs. Fulham. Another London Derby, and another chance to see Clint Dempsey make history.
10. Norwich City vs. Manchester United. Zak Whitbread may be injured, but Norwich has been one of the surprises of the season and could knock off United.
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
6 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
8 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
9:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Correcaminos UAT vs. Cruz Azul Hidalgo
7:45 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - West Ham vs. Crystal Palace
9:30 a.m. - GOLTV - FC Cologne vs. Bayer Leverkusen
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Chelsea vs. Bolton
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Queens Park Rangers vs. Fulham
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Newcastle vs. Wolverhampton
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - West Brom vs. Sunderland
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Wigan Athletic vs. Aston Villa
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Middlesbrough vs. Reading
12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ESPN3.com - Genoa vs. Parma
12 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Betis vs. Getafe
12 p.m. - DirecTV - Racing Santander vs. Sporting Gijon
12:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Manchester City vs. Blackburn
12:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Werder Bremen vs. FC Nurnberg
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Ajaccio vs. Dijon
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Auxerre vs. St. Etienne
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Montpellier vs. Bordeaux
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Nice vs. Caen
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Evian Thonon Gaillard vs. Nancy
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Valenciennes vs. Lorient
2 p.m. - DirecTV - Malaga vs. Real Zaragoza
2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - AC Milan vs. Juventus
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lyon vs. Paris-St. Germain
3:15 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Academica de Coimbra vs. Benfica
3:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Corinthians vs. Botafogo
4 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Espanyol vs. Levante
6 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Orlando City vs. Toronto FC
6 p.m. - Azteca America/ESPN Deportes - Jaguares vs. Estudiantes Tecos
6 p.m. - Galavision - Monterrey vs. Puebla
8 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - BC Hacken vs. FC Dallas
8 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
8 p.m. - Telefutura/ESPN Deportes - Pachuca vs. Tigres UANL
10 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls
10 p.m. - Galavision - San Luis vs. Atlas
10 p.m. - Telefutura - Atlante vs. America
10 p.m. - Azteca America - Tijuana vs. Toluca
1 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Melbourne Heart vs. Central Coast Mariners
6:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Excelsior vs. Ajax
8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Arsenal vs. Tottenham
8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Norwich City vs. Manchester United
8:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - PSV Eindhoven vs. Feyenoord
9:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Bayern Munich vs. Schalke
10 a.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Stoke City vs. Swansea City
11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Cardiff City vs. Liverpool
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Brest vs. Marseille
11 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Toulouse vs. Sochaux
12 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Valencia vs. Sevilla
12 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Sociedad vs. Mallorca
12 p.m. - DirecTV - Osasuna vs. Granada
1 p.m. - Fox Deportes/Azteca America - Morelia vs. Cruz Azul
1 p.m. - Univision - Pumas UNAM vs. Queretaro
1 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo
2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Napoli vs. Inter Milan
2:45 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv/ESPN3.com - Lazio vs. Fiorentina
3 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Sporting Kansas City vs. Montreal Impact
3 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Stade Rennes vs. Lille
3:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona
5 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Santos Laguna
5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Boca Juniors vs. Newell's Old Boys
7:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Sp. Desamparados vs. River Plate