By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Juventus will kick off this Soccer Sunday with a chance at revenge against the only team they have lost to in their quest for a third straight Serie A title — fourth-place Fiorentina.
First-place Juve lost 4-2 to the Viola in their first meeting this season, but they have been unbeatable in league play since that October match. Sunday’s match at Juventus Stadium will be the first of three March matches between the two sides, who will also square off in the Europa League Round of 16 starting next week.
In England, the last three matches of the FA Cup quarterfinal round will take place today. While Hull City vs. Sunderland is the only Sunday match between a pair of EPL foes, all eyes will be on Ethiad Stadium as Manchester City face the Championship’s Wigan Athletic in a rematch of last season’s FA Cup final. Manchester City are coming off a Capital One Cup final victory at Wembley, and they will need to overcome their foes from last season if they want to return to the famous stadium this season.
Elsewhere, first-place Real Madrid look to extend their lead in La Liga in a home match against eighth-place Levante, who are fighting for a spot in Europe next season. Roma will visit Napoli in a second vs. third battle in Serie A, and Borussia Dortmund hope to keep their momentum going when they visit relegation-threatened Freiburg.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:30am – Juventus vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sports USA
8am – Sheffield United vs. Charlton Athletic – Fox Soccer Plus
10am – Inter Milan vs. Torino – beIN Sports USA
10am – Hull City vs. Sunderland – Fox Soccer Plus
10:30am – Freiburg vs. Borussia Dortmund – GolTV USA
11am – Ajax vs. Cambuur – ESPN3
12pm – Almeria vs. Sevilla – beIN Sports en Español
12:05pm – Manchester City vs. Wigan Athletic – Fox Sports 2
12:30pm – Mainz vs. Hertha Berlin – GolTV USA
2pm – Real Madrid vs. Levante – beIN Sports USA
3pm – Chivas USA vs. Chicago Fire – UniMas
3pm – Corinthians vs. Sao Paulo – GolTV USA
3:45pm – Napoli vs. Roma – beIN Sports USA
4pm – Valencia vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sports en Español
7pm – Atlante vs. Queretaro – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
8:30pm – Racing Club vs. Boca Juniors – GolTV USA