Four days of action across the top five European football leagues in the lovers’ weekend starts on Friday evening in France (at Stade Louis II), Spain (Estadio Mestalla), England (Molineux) and ends on Monday with the big showdown at Stamford Bridge, London between Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for a Champions League spot…..
An estimated 75,000 spectators are expected to grace the first Derby della Madonina of 2020 at the Giuseppe Meazza, San Siro on Sunday evening. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been a headline maker and he is sure to play a significant against one of his former sides for his beloved Rossoneri. Who do you think will conquer the city of Milan?
It is unthinkable that Diego Simeone is under pressure midway in a season at Atletico Madrid but the Argentine heads into this weekend’s Madrid derby following a vote of confidence from his club president. Can he maintain his unbeaten league record at the Bernabeu?
The eternal city of Rome will come to a standstill this weekend as cross-town rivals clash in the famous Derby della Capitale. Can AS Roma stop their city rivals in their tracks?
In the Italian peninsula, there are massive games in the eternal city of Rome and the fashion city of Milan. New AS Monaco boss, Roberto Moreno faces an acid test in his first league match, the Principality club will take a trip to the French capital to face PSG……
Jose Mourinho welcomes one of his old team – Chelsea to his new home (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) as the race for a top-four spot gets heated. Real Madrid face another tough test on Sunday when Champions League chasing Athletic Bilbao come calling at the Santiago Bernabeu…….
Barcelona travel to San Sebastein to face Real Sociedad while Real Madrid have a difficult task at the Mestalla against Valencia. Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas Olympique Marseille can make in seven straight wins in Ligue 1 if they can overcome Metz FC at Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien.
Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inspire his Red Devils to victory at the Etihad? In the Italian peninsula, we have a double header – new league leaders Inter Milan host an in-form AS Roma at the San Siro while high flying Lazio welcome defending champions Juventus to the Eternal City for what should be a cracking game on Saturday night……
The biggest game in the Spanish top division this weekend sees FC Barcelona travel to the Spanish capital to face a struggling Atletico Madrid side that have five wins in their last 16 games. Will Newcastle make it back-to-back home wins against Manchester City?
Champions – Man City will be looking to rebound and overtake the Blues on the standings after their defeat to Liverpool last time out. Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid entertain Real Sociedad in the biggest game of week 13 in the Spanish top flight as Los Blancos aim to keep tabs with Barcelona at the top of the table. Can Juventus scale another difficult hurdle in Bergamo when they face Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta?
24 hours before Super Sunday special in England, Italy, France and Spain, there is Der Klassiker – the German Clasico at the Allianz Arena. Premier League leaders Liverpool host defending champions Manchester City in a top of the table clash in the Premier League…….
Serie A table toppers – Juventus will make a short trip downtown south of Turin to face local rivals Torino in Derby della Mole. Can Wolverhampton Wanderers heap more misery on Unai Emery and Arsenal when Wolves come calling at the Emirates stadim???
Mission Impossible is the task for Andre Villas-Boas and his Marseille team when they take on PSG in the French capital in a grudge French Clasico. It is all about local bragging rights between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund fans during the Ruhr derby…….
Despite Manchester United recent struggles, the North West Derby is still considered one of the biggest derbies in England and it sees English football’s two most successful sides clash at Old Trafford on Sunday…….
Derby d’Italia is the sternest test yet in the Serie A for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan in a crunch week that has seen the Beneamata visit the Camp Nou for a Champions League game. After six rounds of Serie A football, Inter Milan have a perfect record and deservedly sit at the top of the table with 18 points……