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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
A top-three clash in the English Premier League highlights a busy Soccer Saturday of action from all over the world.
First-place Arsenal look to continue their recent success against third-place Liverpool, who are led by one of the hottest goalscoring tandems on the planet. Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have outscored more than half of the league’s clubs by themselves this season, but they will face a tough test against an Arsenal team they have not beaten in league play since August 2011. The league leaders would love to get all three points Saturday before next week’s road matches at Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United.
In other EPL action, second-place Chelsea are on a six-match winning streak across all competitions heading into their visit to up-and-down Newcastle United. Elsewhere, Fulham host a Manchester United squad trying to turn their season around, and Manchester City welcome a struggling Norwich City squad to Ethiad Stadium.
Over in the Bundesliga, first-place Bayern Munich face a trip to face a Hoffenheim squad capable of scoring and/or allowing a multitude of goals each match. In Spain, Real Madrid will follow up their seven-goal explosion earlier in the week with a trip to Rayo Vallecano, who have allowed the most goals in La Liga this season. Finally, in Italy, AC Milan look to end their winless skid against Giuseppi Rossi and sixth-place Fiorentina.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
8:45am – Newcastle vs. Chelsea – NBCSN
9am – U17 World Cup – Argentina vs. Cote d’Ivoire – ESPN3
10:30am – Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich – GolTV USA
11am – Fulham vs. Manchester United – NBC Sports Network
11am – Hull City vs. Sunderland – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – Manchester City vs. Norwich City – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am- Stoke City vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – West Ham United vs. Aston Villa – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – Real Sociedad vs Osasuna – beIN Sport en Español
11am – St. Mirren vs. Ross County – Fox Soccer Plus
12pm – U17 World Cup- Uruguay vs. Nigeria – ESPN3
12pm- Rennes vs. Olympique Marseille – beIN Sport Play
1pm – Almeria vs. Real Valladolid – beIN Sport en Espanol
1pm – Parma vs. Juventus- beIN Sport USA
1:30pm – Arsenal vs. Liverpool – NBC
1:30pm – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Wolfsburg – GolTV USA
1:45pm – Ajax vs. Vitesse – ESPN3
3pm – Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
3pm – Ajaccio vs Valenciennes – Univision Deportes
3pm – Olympique Lyon vs Guingamp – beIN Sport Play
3:45pm – Milan vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sport Play
3:45pm – Napoli vs. Catania – beIN Sport USA
3:45pm – PSV Eindhoven vs. PEC Zwolle – GolTV USA
5pm – Sevilla vs. Celta Vigo – beIN Sport en Español
7pm – Veracruz vs. Monterrey – Univision Deportes
7pm – Cruz Azul vs. Morelia – UniMas
8pm – New England vs. Sporting KC – NBC Sports Network
9pm – Tigres UANL vs. Club Leon – Univision Deportes
10pm – Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers – NBC Sport Network
11pm – Chiapas vs. Santos Laguna – Univision Deportes