By JUSTIN FERGUSON
One of the most intense rivalries in European soccer headlines this Soccer Sunday as Inter Milan “host” AC Milan at their shared home of San Siro.
Inter will be looking to snap their recent cold spell — just one win in their last five league matches — and get back into the hunt for a top spot in Serie A against their struggling city rivals. AC Milan showed real fight in their 2-2 home draw with second-place AS Roma last weekend, but the pressure is on the Rossoneri to get their first win against Inter since the 2011 Italian Supercoppa Final. The Milan Derby will be missing part of its usual atmosphere, however, as Inter’s famed Curva Nord section will be closed due to a suspension handed down by the Italian FA.
Sunday’s action begins in England, where ninth-place Southampton will try to end their slide down the league table with a win against seventh-place Tottenham Hotspur, who are also struggling as of late. Tottenham have not defeated a team currently inside the top-half of the EPL table since the second weekend of the season and will try to do so in their first league match without former manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Elsewhere, Barcelona travel to Getafe in hopes of hanging onto their La Liga lead while rivals Real Madrid hit the road to face Valencia. The top two teams in Italy will be in action as Juventus visit Atalanta and AS Roma welcome Catania to the Stadio Olimpico.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
8:30am – Southampton vs. Tottenham – NBC Sports Network
9am – Atalanta vs. Juventus – beIN Sport USA
9am – AS Roma vs. Catania – beIN Sport en Español
9:30am – Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg – GolTV USA
11am – Swansea City vs. Everton – NBC Sports Network
11am – Getafe vs. Barcelona – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
1pm – Athletic Bilbao vs. Rayo Vallecano – beIN Sport en Español
2:45pm – Inter Milan vs. AC Milan – beIN Sport USA
3pm – Valencia vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport en Español