The match millions of soccer fans around the world have spent months waiting for is finally here. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, otherwise known as 'El Clasico', is finally here and two of the best and most expensive collections of soccer talent in the world are set to do battle.
In one corner you have Barcelona and the attacking quintet of Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Thierry Hand-ry. In the other corner, you have world record transfer Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain and Iker Casillas. Those stars will be battling for first place in La Liga, along with the early edge in the battle for best team in Spain.
If you're more of an EPL fan then this weekend is also fun for you as well, with three high-quality battles. You've got the London Derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, the Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool, as well as the battle of EPL surprises when Aston Villa faces Tottenham.
Those are just some of the quality matches you will be able to watch on TV this weekend. Here is a rundown of SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch, as well a full schedule of the weekend's matches on TV. Enjoy:
SBI Top Ten Matches to Watch
1. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. The showdown we've all been waiting for since Real Madrid spent a bazillion dollars on a new team. The star power will be unmatched and first place in La Liga will be on the line.
2. Arsenal vs. Chelsea. This London Derby features two teams playing excellent soccer in recent weeks. If Arsenal has title hopes, it needs to win this one.
3. Everton vs. Liverpool. The Merseyside Derby doesn't need any more subplots, but with Liverpool's struggles, and Rafa Benitez's tenuous job status, this edition could be even more dramatic than usual.
4. Inter Milan vs. Fiorentina. Inter is poised to run away with Serie A, but Fiorentina can keep Jose Mourinho's men in striking distance while moving closer to a Champions League place with a win. Nevermind the fact that Inter has never lost at home under Mourinho.
5. Aston Villa vs. Tottenham. Scoring nine goals was amazing, but Tottenham will find it slightly tougher going at Villa Park against Brad Friedel and Co. Expect an exciting display of attacking soccer.
6. Genoa vs. Sampdoria. Genoa got off to a disappointing start to the season, but a win against surprising Sampdoria can pull the club back into the Champions League pack in Serie A.
7. Manchester City vs. Hull City. Jozy Altidore has become a regular starter for Hull and has played well lately. Can he keep it going against the City tandem of Kolo Toure and Jolean Lescott?
8. Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Schalke 04. This would have been the battle of Michael Bradley against Jermaine Jones if Jones weren't still recovering from ankle surgery. As it stands, Bradley's Moenchengladbach will look to push its unbeaten streak to five with a win or draw against a strong Schalke side.
9. Corinthians vs. Flamengo. Remember when Adriano and Ronaldo were key cogs in Brazil's unstoppable attack? Well, both have fallen off, but they are still scoring goals in Brazil, making this a good match for fans (and MLS scouts) to be watching.
10. Toluca vs. San Luis. Michael Orozco is the last American standing in the Mexican playoffs and his San Luis side will look to complete the series upset with a win or draw against a strong Toluca squad.
This Weekend's Soccer TV Schedule
10am– ESPN2- Portsmouth vs. Manchester United
10am– Setanta USA- Manchester City vs. Hull City
10am– FSC- West Ham vs. Burnley
Noon– ESPN360.com- Udinese vs. Livorno
Noon– Setanta USA- Carlisle vs. Norwich
12:30pm-FSC- Aston Villa vs. Tottenham
12:30pm– GolTV- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Schalke 04
12:30pm– ESPN Deportes- AZ Alkmaar VVV Venlo
2pm– ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com- Valencia vs. Mallorca
2:45pm– FSC/RAI- Genoa vs. Sampdoria
3pm– Setanta USA- Lens vs. Olympique Marseille
4pm– GolTV- Sevilla vs. Malaga
4pm– ESPN Deportes- Sparta Rotterdam vs. PSV Eindhoven
5pm– Setanta USA- Fulham vs. Bolton (Delayed)
5pm– FSC- Udinese vs. Livorno (Delayed)
6pm– Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Puebla
6:30pm– GolTV- Junior vs. Pereira
7pm– FSC- Wigan vs. Sunderland (Delayed)
8:15pm– GolTV- Deportivo Tolima vs. Atletico Huila
8:30pm– Setanta USA- Blackburn vs. Stoke City (Delayed)
10pm– Telefutura- Club America vs. Monterrey
2am– FSC- Sydney FC vs. Newcastle Jets
5:45pm– Setanta USA- Kuban vs. Rubin Kazan
6:30am– ESPN360.com- Vitesse Arnhem vs. Ajax Amsterdam
8:30am– Setanta USA- Everton vs. Liverpool
9am– FSC- Inter Milan vs. Fiorentina
9am– ESPN360.com- Cagliari vs. Juventus
11am– FSC/FSE- Arsenal vs. Chelsea
11:15am– Setanta USA- Kettering vs. Leeds United
1pm– GolTV/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com- Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
1pm– Telemuno- Toluca vs. San Luis
2:45pm– FSC/FSE/RAI- Catania vs. AC Milan
3pm– ESPN360.com- Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol
3pm– Setanta USA- Olympique Lyon vs. Stade Rennes
4pm– GolTV- Corinthians vs. Flamengo (Delayed)
5pm– Azteca America- Morelia vs. Santos Laguna
6pm– Setanta USA- Everton vs. Liverpool (Delayed)
7pm– FSC- Wolves vs. Birmingham City
Which matches will you be watching this weekend? Who do you see winning the Barcelona-Real Madrid clash?
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