By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The Fourth Round of the FA Cup continues Saturday with a large slate of matches involving some of the English Premier League’s top teams and some potential Cinderella stories in the sport’s longest-running tournament.
The day’s action starts with Championship side AFC Bournemouth’s home match against Liverpool, who are currently hanging onto fourth place in the EPL. Bournemouth have lost just one of their last seven matches, so they will look to keep that form going against one of England’s highest-scoring sides. After a disappointing draw with Aston Villa last weekend, a victory Saturday could give Liverpool the momentum they need heading into next week’s derby match against Everton.
Sunderland’s match against non-league Kidderminster Harriers highlights the mid-day matches in the FA Cup. Jozy Altidore and the Black Cats are coming off a penalty kick shootout victory against Manchester United that put them into the Capital One Cup final — can they avoid a disappointing upset against the underdog Harriers?
In matches outside of England, first-place Juventus visit Stadio Olimpico to face Lazio in an important Serie A fixture. Later, second-place Cruz Azul’s matchup with fifth-place Veracruz will kick off a night of action from Liga MX.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – AFC Bournemouth vs. Liverpool – Fox Sports 1
9:30am – SC Freiburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen – GolTV USA
10am – Real Madrid vs. Granada – beIN Sports USA
10am – Sunderland vs. Kidderminster – Fox Sports 1
10am – Bolton vs. Cardiff City – Fox Sports 2
10am – Southend United vs. Hull City – Fox Soccer Plus
11am – Guingamp vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Univision Deportes
12pm – Napoli vs. Chievo – beIN Sports USA
12pm – Real Valladolid vs. Villarreal – beIN Sports en Español
12:30pm – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hertha Berlin – GolTV USA
12:30pm – Stevenage vs. Everton – Fox Soccer Plus
2pm – Valencia vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports en Español
2pm – Ajaccio vs. Sochaux – Univision Deportes
2:45pm – Lazio vs. Juventus – beIN Sport USA
2:45pm – PSV Eindhoven vs. AZ Alkmaar – GolTV USA
4pm – Sevilla vs. Levante – beIN Sport en Español
6pm – Cruz Azul vs. Veracruz – UniMás/Univision Deportes
6pm – Corinthians vs. São Bernardo FC – ESPN3
7:50pm – Costa Rica vs. South Korea – ESPN Deportes
8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Pumas UNAM – UniMás/Univision Deportes
9:05pm – Club León vs. Pachuca – Telemundo
10pm – Atlas vs. Club America – Univision Deportes