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Premier League, Week 28: Chelsea and Arsenal in early action

The Premier League title race continues during Saturday's early run of games, with Chelsea taking on Fulham and Arsenal doing battle against Stoke City. Everton vs. West Ham United Stamford Bridge; Saturday, 15:00 GMT/10:00 AM ET After...Show More Summary

Serie A, Round 26: AS Roma vs. Inter Milan kicks off the weekend's action

Roma and Inter kick off the action in Serie A's round 26, meeting at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. A quick glance at the Serie A table and you might think you've got all you need to know. Juventus have a nine point lead and are set...Show More Summary

Galatasaray vs. Chelsea, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Didier's revenge?

No one expects Roberto Mancini to outwit Jose Mourinho in Europe, but Didier Drogba might be motivated to show his old team that they let him walk away too soon. Galatasaray show a lot of the signs of a team that can pull off a Champions League stunner. Show More Summary

Schalke 04 vs. Real Madrid, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Can the hosts contain Bale and Ronaldo?

Schalke are on a roll in the Bundesliga, but they're serious underdogs at home against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Time will tell whether or not Carlo Ancelotti can deliver on the promises that Jose Mourinho never met, but it's so far, so good for Real Madrid's new boss. Show More Summary

Olympiacos vs. Manchester United, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Red Devils face challenge in Pireaus

David Moyes has gone a bit defensive with his lineup, though he doesn't have some of his more attacking options. Juan Mata is cap-tied, while Adnan Januzaj and Rafael have been left off the 18-man squad even though they traveled. No one expected David Moyes to pick up where Alex Ferguson left off at Manchester United. Show More Summary

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Both sides need a reversal of form

Neither Zenit St. Petersburg or Borussia Dortmund has been playing all that well lately. One of them has to advance to get fed to the sharks in the quarterfinals. Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit St. Petersburg was once a football hipster dream tie. Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 27: Chelsea top, thanks to Tim Howard

Everton were close to hanging on to a draw at Stamford Bridge, but a Tim Howard own goal helped Chelsea to victory. Next, Arsenal take on Sunderland with Mesut Özil on the bench. Chelsea vs. Everton Stamford Bridge; Saturday, 12:45 GMT/7:45...Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 25: Real Madrid and Barcelona both play on Saturday

Real Madrid opens the day's schedule against Elche while Barcelona faces Real Sociedad this evening. When Round 25 in the Spanish Primera Division concludes on Monday there will be 13 rounds of play left in the 2013/14 season over the next three months. Show More Summary

Serie A, Round 25: Bologna and Roma kick off the weekend's action

There's only one game in Serie A on Saturday, with Roma headed for Bologna. It would take a collapse of mammoth proportions for Juventus to throw away their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A now, though the bianconeri may well start getting a little hot under the collar if they cede ground to Roma this weekend. Show More Summary

AC Milan vs. Atlético Madrid, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Rossoneri go unorthodox

Making sense of Clarence Seedorf's lineup isn't the easiest thing in the world, but Milanistas will hope he's struck gold with an unorthodox setup. AC Milan will need a great performance against Atletico Madrid to give themselves a chance in the tie. Despite recently replacing coach Massimiliano Allegri with Clarence Seedorf, AC Milan are struggling. Show More Summary

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Olivier Giroud out, Yaya Sanogo in

Olivier Giroud's off-pitch issues have apparently affected Arsenal on the pitch. Youngster Yaya Sanogo starts up top for the Gunners against Bayern Munich over the Frenchman. If there was one team that eveyone wanted to avoid at all costs in the Champions League round of 16 draw, it was Bayern Munich. Show More Summary

Manchester City vs. Barcelona, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Marquee clash at the Etihad

Expect a close clash at Etihad Stadium when Manchester United host Barcelona. Sergio Aguero is out, but Fernandinho should return for the Citizens. Neither Manchester City nor Barcelona will have been too happy with the Champions League round of 16 draw, though for the neutral, it's just about the best one possible. Show More Summary

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Paris Saint-Germain, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Can anyone stop Zlatan?

Bayer Leverkusen have a hot young coach, a solid midfield and a budding star in Son Heung-Min. Paris Saint-Germain have Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Bayer Leverkusen have been excellent in the Bundesliga so far this season, and are currently the best of the rest behind Bayern Munich. Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 24: Atlético Madrid get back on track, Barcelona face Rayo Vallecano

Atlético Madrid bounced back nicely with a big win over Real Valladolid. Barcelona face Rayo Vallecano this afternoon. An already tight title race got even closer after last round's results. Atlético Madrid surrounded first place back...Show More Summary

FA Cup, fifth round: Chelsea and Manchester City contest Saturday's marquee tie

Chelsea and Manchester City are in action Saturday, while Liverpool and Arsenal square off Sunday in the FA Cup. But first up, Southampton and Sunderland. With the vast majority of the minnows eliminated, the final rounds of the FA Cup are beginning to take shape. Show More Summary

Serie A, Round 24: Four days of top-flight action

Bologna visit Milan to start off a great weekend of Serie A. The Coppa Italia semi-finals just finished, but there's just one day free of top-flight Italian football this week. The Serie A round starts on Friday, with Milan playing an early match so they can be rested to face Atlético Madrid in the next round of Champions League action. Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 26: Chelsea out to extend lead at the top

Chelsea are the only title contender in action on Tuesday, and they're out to open up a gap at the top of the table by beating West Bromwich Albion. Elsewhere, the relegation battle is the focus. The FA Cup takes place over the weekend, with the Premier League taking off. Show More Summary

A-League clubs in the Asian Champions League

Melbourne Victory are in a qualifying playoff while Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners are direct entrants to the group stage. It's been three years since Melbourne Victory were in the Asian Champions League. On February...Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 23: Real Madrid vs. Villarreal tops the weekend

Real Madrid and Villarreal drew in their first meeting of the season, can the Yellow Submarine do it again at the Bernabéu? Last round's matches shook up La Liga and ended with Atlético Madrid topping the table for the first time in 18 years. Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 25: Arsenal and Liverpool headline Saturday

Liverpool and Arsenal might be fighting for different things at this point in the season, but their game is the biggest of the week in the Premier League. Liverpool vs. Arsenal Anfield; Saturday, 12:45 GMT/7:45 AM ET Arsenal and Liverpool are both having seasons they'd likely be thrilled with were they to end today, but unfortunately they do not. Show More Summary

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