By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The top two teams in Germany will collide on Saturday, exactly three weeks before their battle for the Champions League trophy at Wembley Stadium.
Bayern Munich have won a record 14 straight Bundesliga matches, but this year’s champions of Germany have not beaten Borussia Dortmund in league play in their last five tries. Both teams are coming off of UCL semifinal trips to Spain and the result will not have much of an impact on the league table, but members of both squads have indicated their desire to give themselves an edge before the big match on the 25th.
In England, rivals Tottenham and Arsenal look to put pressure on each other and Chelsea in their matches against bottom-half clubs. Tottenham will host Southampton first on Saturday, a side that saw their hot streak come to an abrupt end last weekend. Arsenal face relegation locks Queens Park Rangers later in the day. Both sides will be looking for all three points to help them in the race for spots in next season’s Champions League.
Another intriguing Premier League matchup on Sunday features 16th-place Aston Villa and 14th-place Norwich City. Villa have made a dramatic late-season charge to get out of the relegation zone, and they look to increase the distance between themselves and Wigan Athletic with a win. Norwich have just one more point than Villa, so a loss at home to the Villans would put them in some peril heading into the final matches of the campaign.
The day’s action will wrap up with a pair of monumental matches from the final weekend of regular season action in Mexico. First-place Club America face second-place Tigres for the top spot in the league. America, who lead Tigres in goal differential, can clinch the Clausura with a draw or win. And just a few days after a comeback victory that secured their third straight CONCACAF Champions League title, Monterrey turn their attention to Saturday evening’s clash with Cruz Azul. If Monterrey draw or win, they will clinch a playoff spot in Liga MX.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
9:30am – GolTV – Nürnberg vs. Bayer Leverkusen
10am – FoxSoccer2Go – Fulham vs. Reading
10am – Fox Soccer Channel – Norwich City vs. Aston Villa
10am – Fox Deportes – Swansea City vs. Manchester City
10am – ESPN2 – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton
10am – Fox Soccer Plus – West Bromwich Albion vs. Wigan Athletic
10am – FoxSoccer2Go – West Ham United vs. Newcastle United
10am – beIN Sport en Español – Valencia vs. Osasuna
11am – Univision Deportes – Olympique Marseille vs. Bastia
12pm – beIN Sport – Chievo vs. Cagliari
12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Granada vs. Málaga
12:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Queens Park Rangers vs. Arsenal
12:30pm – GolTV – Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich
2pm – beIN Sport – Real Madrid vs. Real Valladolid
4pm – NBC Sports Network – Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
4pm – MLS Direct Kick – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact
4pm – MLS Direct Kick – Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders
4pm – beIN Sport en Español – Deportivo La Coruña vs. Atlético Madrid
6pm – Univision – América vs. Tigres UANL
8pm – UniMás – Monterrey vs. Cruz Azul
8pm – Univision Deportes – Santos Laguna vs. Morelia
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Colorado Rapids vs. Toronto FC
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
10pm – Univision Deportes – Atlas vs. León