Friday, December 13, 2013

Weekend Previews

RVP = Took A Corner Kick = Strained His Thigh = Out For A Month
Goodness gracious. Yet another week in the books. Put it on the board! The Champions League will hibernate until February, but we've still got domestic league action to keep us warm into 2014. Italy, Germany, and Spain continue for a couple weeks before they take a break, while England just keeps rolling until May. Let's see what's up tomorrow and Sunday.

La Liga returns to action after taking a break to search for the King's Cup. Real Madrid go to Osasuna, Barcelona host Villarreal, and Atlético Madrid welcome Valencia to the Vicente Calderón. Here are Five Things To Watch in Spain this weekend.

In Serie A, Inter's trip to Napoli certainly excites as only four points separate those two clubs. Napoli must keep their chins up after their Champions League exit. Elsewhere, Fiorentina host Bologna and leaders Juventus welcome Sass Sass Sassuolo. There's a big one on Monday as Roma travel to Milan. A loss by Milan will pretty much put their domestic campaign to bed. Here's a weekend preview.

In the Premier League, things kick off with a cracker early tomorrow as Manchester City host Arsenal. The other match of the weekend book-ends things nicely on Sunday: Tottenham vs. Liverpool. Here's what you need to know:

Barca's new inside the shirt sponsor

Are you wondering what Americans Abroad are doing this weekend? Wonder no more! Hint: Bobby Wood and his 1860 Munich side play St. Pauli.

Simon Kuper (he of Soccernomics fame) has a column. Simon's headline: The real cost of hosting a World Cup.

That's all we've got today. Enjoy your weekend.



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