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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The second North London Derby of the season headlines a busy Saturday of FA Cup and domestic league action in the world of soccer.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will take a break from their busy English Premier League schedules to face off in the Third Round of the FA Cup, England’s top cup competition. Both sides will be missing some key players for Saturday’s clash at Emirates Stadium, but that will not deter them from grabbing a huge cup victory over their bitter local rivals and continuing their impressive runs of form.
The day’s action from England will kick off with the Championship’s Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City, which is currently in second place in the EPL. After a slow start in road matches to the season, the high-scoring Citizens are firing on all cylinders ahead of their cup trip to the former Premier League champions.
After the day’s FA Cup action, the opening weekend of the Liga MX Clausura season continues with an impressive slate of Saturday evening matches. After falling to Leon in last season’s final, Club America will look to start another title run when they host Tigres at Estadio Azteca. Later in the evening, Monterrey hosts Cruz Azul and Club Tijuanas visit Atlas.
Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Motherwell vs. Inverness CT – Fox Soccer Plus
7:45am – Blackburn vs. Manchester City – Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes
10am – Malaga vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sport en Español
10am – Rochdale vs. Leeds United – Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes
10am – Grimsby Town vs. Huddersfield Town – Fox Sports 2
10am – Macclesfield Town vs. Sheffield Wednesday – Fox Soccer Plus
12pm – Real Valladolid vs. Real Betis – beIN Sport en Español
12:15pm – Arsenal vs. Tottenham – Fox
2pm – Valencia vs. Levante – beIN Sport USA
2pm – Rennes vs. Valenciennes – Univision Deportes
4pm – Almeria vs. Granada – beIN Sport USA
6pm – Club America vs. Tigres UANL – Univision
8pm – Monterrey vs. Cruz Azul – UniMas
8pm – Pachuca vs. Toluca – Univision Deportes
10pm – Atlas vs. Club Tijuana – Univision Deportes
10pm – Chiapas vs. Veracruz – Univision Deportes 2