By MICHAEL KLINE
Champions League winners Bayern Munich will face Europa League champions Chelsea in Prague today for the 2013 UEFA Super Cup.
It will be the first meeting between the two clubs since Chelsea beat Bayern in their 2012 Champions League final clash. Chelsea will be participating in the Super Cup for the second consecutive season, and Jose Mourinho and his men will hope to fare better than Roberto di Matteo’s squad did when they fell to Atletico Madrid 4-1 last season.
On Sunday, Liverpool will host Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will visit the Emirates in a derby double-header.
David Moyes’ move from Everton to Manchester United will see him move from one Liverpool derby to another, but Brendan Rodgers will attempt to thwart the Scot’s first visit to Anfield as manager of United.
Moyes has never won in 11 visits to Anfield, and has only managed to defeat Liverpool three times in 22 total meetings with the club. Rodgers is faced with his own difficulties, with Kolo Toure, Joe Allen and Aly Cissokho all being injury doubts for the match.
In the second derby match of the day, Arsene Wenger will meet André Villas-Boas in the North London Derby.
Both clubs have had their struggles so far through two league matches. Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat in their season-opening match against Aston Villa, and while Tottenham have picked up max points thus far, they are yet to score from open play in the league.
The meeting between the two London clubs has averaged over five goals for match through the last seven meetings, so it will surely be an interesting showdown.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
2:45pm – Fox Deportes – Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
5pm – beIN Sport en Español – Rayo Vallecano vs Levante
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs New England Revolution
8:30pm – ESPN Deportes – Morelia vs Pachuca
10pm – NBS Sports Network – Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers
10pm – Univision Deportes – Santos Laguna vs León
7:45am – NBC Sports Network – Manchester City vs Hull City
9:30am – GolTV – Borussia M’gladbach vs Werder Bremen
10am – NBC Sports Network – Cardiff City vs Everton
10am – NBS Sports Live Extra – Newcastle United vs Fulham
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Norwich City vs Southampton
10am – NBS Sports Live Extra – West Ham United vs Stoke City
12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Chievo vs Napoli
12:30pm – NBC – Crystal Palace vs Sunderland
12:30pm – GolTV – Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen
2:45pm – beIN Sport en Español – Juventus vs Lazio
5pm – beIN Sport en Español – Osasuna vs Villarreal
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact
8pm – NBC Sports Network – New York Red Bulls vs DC United
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Los Angeles Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes
6am – beIN Sport en Español – Real Madrid vs Athletic Club
8:30am – NBC Sports Network – Liverpool vs Manchester United
8:30am – NBC Sports Live Extra – West Bromwich Albion vs Swansea City
11am – NBC Sports Network – Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur
11am – beIN Sport en Español – Espanyol vs Real Betis
11:30am – GolTV – Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund
1pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs Atlético Madrid
1pm – ESPN Deportes – Puebla vs Atlante
3pm – UniMás – Chicago Fire vs Houston Dynamo
3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Valencia vs Barcelona
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Whitecaps vs Chivas USA