They may be far apart in the Spanish League standings, but that won’t make the latest installment of the Barcelona-Real Madrid derby any less intriguing.
The Spanish giants meet on Wednesday in the week’s most high-profile match-up, with Barcelona riding high and Real Madrid enduring controversy amid reported tension in the locker room. Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey semifinal will offer Madrid a respite from the headlines and rumors, but only if they can find a way to slow down the seemingly unstoppable Catalans.
On the international front, the United States and Canada are not the only CONCACAF teams in action this week. Mexico will face off against Denmark at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Wednesday night, El Tri’s final tune-up before their World Cup qualifier versus Jamaica on Feb. 6. Mexico is missing some of their key players but they also have a number of their top domestic-based contributors available for selection, including goalkeeper Jose Corona and the well-experienced Carlos Salcido.
If you need some club soccer to satisfy your soccer cravings, then you will be hard-pressed to find a better week to do so. Along with the latest installment of Barcelona-Real Madrid, the English Premier League will feature a full slate of mid-week action, including Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool.
Here is the schedule for This Week’s Soccer on TV:
THIS WEEK’S SOCCER ON TV
12pm- ESPN3.com- Burkina Faso vs. Zambia
12pm- ESPN3.com- Ethiopia vs. Nigeria
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes- Aston Villa vs. vs. Newcastle United
2:45pm- ESPN Deportes/ESPN3.com- Queens Park Rangers vs. Manchester City
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Stoke City vs. Wigan Athletic
2:45pm- ESPN3.com- Sunderland vs. Swansea City
2:45pm- beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Espanol- Lazio vs. Juventus
4:45pm- ESPN Deportes- Sunderland vs. Swansea City (delayed)
5pm- Fox Deportes- Anzoategui vs. Tigre
7:30pm- Fox Deportes- Deportes Iquique vs. Leon
9pm- ESPN2/Univision- USA vs. Canada
12pm- ESPN3.com- Algeria vs. Ivory Coast
12pm- ESPN3.com- Togo vs. Tunisia
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes- Arsenal vs. Liverpool
2:45pm- ESPN3.com- Norwich City vs. Tottenham
2:45pm- ESPN3.com- Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion
3pm- ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN3.com- Manchester United vs. Southampton
3pm- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com- Reading vs. Chelsea
3pm- FoxSoccer2Go.com- Fulham vs. West Ham United
3pm- beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Espanol- Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
5pm- ESPN Deportes- Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion (delayed)
7pm- Fox Deportes- Gremio vs. LDU Quito
10pm- ESPN2/ESPN3.com/Univision- Mexico vs. Denmark
11:59pm- FoxSoccer2Go.com- Arsenal vs. Liverpool (delayed)
4pm- beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Espanol- Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla
5pm- Fox Deportes- Olimpia vs. Defensor Sporting
7:30pm- Fox Deportes- Universidad Cesar Vallejo vs. Deportes Tolima