By MICHAEL KLINE
Today’s soccer action is kicked off in Rome, where the Coppa Italia Final will see local rivals AS Roma and Lazio square off in an intense battle for cup glory and a spot in next season’s Europa League.
American midfielder Michael Bradley and Roma have the opportunity to claim the club’s tenth Coppa Italia cup trophy, which would move Roma ahead of Juventus as the competition’s most successful club.
Thwarting Vladimir Petković and Lazio will be no easy task, however, with the Biancocelesti having taken four points from their two previous meetings with Roma this season.
Later in the day, Real Sociedad will host Real Madrid in an ongoing battle to qualify for the Champions League.
Sociedad currently sit tied on points with Valencia for the last Champions League spot in Spain, and a loss against Madrid will be a massive blow to their European dreams.
Valencia, meanwhile, will welcome Granada to the Mestalla Stadium, who happens to be one of the bottom five clubs in the Spanish top division.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
12pm – beIN Sport – Roma vs. Lazio
2pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
2pm – beIN Sport – Espanyol vs. Barcelona
3:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
5pm – Univision Deportes – New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew
9pm – Univision – América vs. Cruz Azul
11pm – ESPN2 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders