Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

After the top three clubs in the English Premier League each recorded a win on Saturday, all eyes will be on fourth-place Liverpool on Sunday as they look to stay in the thick of the title race.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will welcome former team Swansea City, who are currently managed by former player Gerry Monk, to historic Anfield on Sunday. The Reds have not taken the field since last week’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal in FA Cup action, and they will now set their sights on a league win against a 12th-place Swansea side coming off a scoreless Europa League draw against Napoli.

In other EPL action on Sunday, Newcastle United will try to end a three-match losing streak — one that has seen opponents outscore Newcastle 10-0 — against American goalkeeper Brad Guzan and relegation-threatened Aston Villa. The weekend’s action wraps up at Norwich, where fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur will take on the Canaries.

Elsewhere, the Turin Derby takes center stage in Italy as first-place Juventus host Torino as the defending champions look to continue their long unbeaten streak in Serie A play. Bayern Munich travel to Hannover 96 in Bundesliga action, while Atletico Madrid will try to jump Barcelona and maintain pace with rivals Real Madrid with a win against Osasuna.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):

8:30am – Liverpool vs. Swansea City – NBC Sports Network

8:30am – Newcastle United vs. Aston Villa – Premier League Extra Time

9am – Inter Milan vs. Cagliari – beIN Sports en Español

9am – Sampdoria vs. AC Milan – beIN Sports USA

11am – Norwich City vs. Tottenham – NBC Sports Network

11am – Real Betis vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sports en Español

11:30am – Hannover vs. Bayern Munich – GolTV USA

12:30pm – Juventus vs. Torino – beIN Sports USA

1pm – Valencia vs. Granada – beIN Sports en Español

1pm – Toluca vs. Chivas de Guadalajara – Univision

2pm – Sao Paulo vs. Santos – GolTV USA

2:45pm – Lazio vs. Sassuolo – beIN Sports USA

3pm – Lille vs. Lyon – Univision Deportes

3pm – Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sports USA

4pm – Boca Juniors vs. Estudiantes – GolTV USA

6pm – Atlante vs. Puebla – Univision Deportes

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23 Responses to Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Nate Dollars says:

    agudelo went 90 for utrecht, johannson starting for az.

  2. Fanboy says:

    Erik Palmer Brown not in the 18 for Juv

  3. argnahdheehshhs says:

    Sturridge with his 17th league goal in the 3rd min. He’s going to BRAZIL

  4. argnahdheehshhs says:

    damn. DENMARK got Portugal again for qualifying. they had them for qualifying for word cup 2010 and euro 2012. good luck for the danes.

    ENGLAND got

    • argnahdheehshhs says:

      Estonia —
      Lithuania —
      San Marino —
      Slovenia —
      Switzerland —

      • A.S.A. says:

        Portugal in my opinion has probably the hardest group

        • VOILA says:

          GROUP H
          Italy
          Malta
          Azerbaijan
          Bulgaria
          Norway
          Croatia

          GROUP I
          Portugal
          Albania
          Armenia
          Serbia
          Denmark
          France

        • MidWest Ref says:

          At the end of the day, aren’t most UEFA qualifying groups, one seeded contender, one team who is up and down and 3-4 who are space filler?

          In England’s group, you have England, Slovenia and the Swiss. I have a hard time believing that the Swiss are really all that tough.

          In Italy’s gorup you have Croatia and Norway. Bulgaria, depending on whether they show up, may be tough at home

          the Portugal group is the exception to the rule

      • A.S.A. says:

        And just watch England struggle with that group

  5. Citronomics says:

    Liverpool v. Swansea just keeps giving. Beautifully weighted by ball by Mr. Bitey to Sturridge for the snap header.

  6. Bob says:

    Skrtl mauls Wilfried from behind to give up penalty. Why didn’t he trust Agger to do his job?

  7. away goals says:

    Just the three goals for ibra today.

  8. Bob says:

    Game was progressing so nicely until that poor display of sportsmanship.

  9. VOILA says:

    another hat-trick for Zlatan. He owns France. He needs to move to Arsenal or to Dortmund or just come to MLS in 2016

  10. Fredo says:

    Bayern resting a few but finally take over leading 2-0 first half over Hannover. The Mayor of Hannover not in the 18.

    • John says:

      Almost a 20 point lead now in the league

      • Isaac says:

        That’s insane. I wonder what the record for is biggest difference between first and second by season’s end in the Bundesliga, or even the BPL or Spain… This Bayern squad is just mean.

  11. Lu says:

    Atletico Madrid losing 3-0 in the first half. Madrid in first place. It’s a good day