By DAN KARELL
Both the La Liga and English Premier League seasons are on the line on Wednesday as Real Madrid and Manchester City look to bolster their title chances.
Los Blancos hit the road to take on Real Valladolid, knowing that anything less than three points is a failure, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti. Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane miss out but Iker Casillas will start in goal for the first time in La Liga this season. If Real Madrid win their final two matches and Atletico fails to beat Barcelona in the league finale, Real Madrid will win the title.
Equally important in England is Manchester City’s match against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium. If the Sky Blues win, they’ll be in pole position to win the EPL but Aston Villa will make life difficult for Man City. Manager Manuel Pellegrini is without forward Sergio Aguero for this important clash, putting pressure on Edin Dzeko and the rest of the squad to score.
PSG can clinch the Ligue 1 title today at home when they host struggling Rennes. PSG only needs a draw to secure their second consecutive league title.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
1pm – AS Monaco vs. Guingamp – beIN Sports USA/Univision Deportes
2:45pm – Manchester City vs. Aston Villa – NBC Sports Network
2:45pm – Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion – Premier League Extra Time
2:45pm – St. Johnstone vs. Celtic – Fox Soccer Plus
3pm – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Rennes – beIN Sports USA/Univision Deportes
3pm – Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sports en Español
8pm – Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew – MLS Direct Kick
9:25pm – Pachuca vs. Santos Laguna – Univision Deportes
10pm – Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas – MLS Direct Kick
10:30pm – San Jose Earthquake vs. Colorado Rapids – MLS Direct Kick