If the English Premier League title race is going to last much beyond this weekend, Manchester City is going to need to deliver a victory today against Arsenal in the top match of the weekend.
City is trailing Manchester United by five points, and anything but a victory today at the Emirates would all but eliminate the Citizens from the title race. United does have a match today against Queens Park Rangers at home, but barring a major upset, City could be as many as eight points behind when the Arsenal match kicks off.
Real Madrid has a three-point lead atop the La Liga standings heading into today's action, but can increase that lead back to six with a win against third-place Valencia. Jose Mourinho's side can't afford a loss, especially not with the Madrid derby up next on the schedule, and the vital Clasico showdown with Barcelona at the Camp Nou looming in two weeks.
In France, Paris St. Germain is still struggling to hold off Montpellier for the top spot in Ligue 1, but a win against rival Marseille could help the big-spending Parisians take a step closer to a title.
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Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
6am- ESPN3– Levante vs. Atletico Madrid
7:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– Hibernian vs. Motherwell
8:30am- Fox Soccer Channel– Manchester United vs. Queens Park Rangers
9:30am- ESPN3– Schalke 04 vs. Hannover 96
10am- DirecTV– Mallorca vs. Granada
11am- Fox Soccer Channel– Arsenal vs. Manchester City
11am- Fox Soccer 2Go– Caen vs. Bordeaux
11am- Fox Soccer 2Go– Nice vs. Lorient
Noon- GolTV– Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla
1pm- Azteca America– Puebla vs. Toluca
3pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Paris St. Germain vs. Olympique Marseille
3pm- GolTV– Guarani vs. Palmeiras
3:30pm- ESPN2– Real Madrid vs. Valencia
7pm- Telemundo– Chivas Guadalajara vs. Club America
7pm- Azteca America– Cruz Azul vs. Queretaro