Domestic Leagues

The Copa Libertadores final is part of 25 (or so) matches to look out for this coming weekend.



The highlighted fixtures for the coming weekend.

If you can’t watch all the scheduled matches for this weekend into Monday, these are the highlighted fixtures for you to pick from.

October 28:
Lens vs Toulouse (French Ligue 1)

October 29:
Leicester City vs Manchester City (English Premier League)
Bournemouth vs Tottenham (English Premier League)
Brighton vs Chelsea (English Premier League)
Liverpool vs Leeds (English Premier League)
Paris St. Germain vs Troyes (French Ligue 1)
Strasbourg vs Marseille (French Ligue 1)
Bayern Munich vs Mainz (German Bundesliga)
Frankfurt vs Dortmund (German Bundesliga)
Napoli vs Sassuolo (Italian Serie A)
Leece vs Juventus (Italian Serie A)
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria (Italian Serie A)
Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid (Spanish La Liga)
Valencia vs Barcelona (Spanish La Liga)
Flamengo vs Athletico Paranaense (Copa Libertadores – Final)

October 30:
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest (English Premier League)
Manchester United vs West Ham (English Premier League)
Lorient vs Nice (French Ligue 1)
Lyon vs Lille (French Ligue 1)
Union Berlin vs Monchengladbach (German Bundesliga)
Empoli vs Atalanta (Italian Serie A)
Lazio vs Salernitana (Italian Serie A)
Torino vs AC Milan (Italian Serie A)
Real Madrid vs Girona (Spanish La Liga)
Real Sociedad vs Real Betis (Spanish La Liga)

October 31:
Hellas Verona vs Roma (Italian Serie A)




FRENCH LIGUE 1 – Round 13

Paris St. Germain remains unbeaten and is the first team to cross the 30-point mark after a 3-0 win at Ajaccio. They will be taking on Troyes in the next fixture. Troyes is coming from a 2-2 draw with Lorient.

Lens moved up a position to 2nd in the league standings after a narrow win at Marseille in the last round. A win against Toulouse will be needed for Lens to guarantee a stay in the position.

A ‘2-2’ draw with Troyes dropped Lorient a position to 3rd place but Lorient remains equal on points with Lens. A win against Nice could get Lorient back to second place if Lens comes up short against Toulouse.

Marseille will be at Strasbourg in search of a result to amend last round’s defeat to Lens.

Lille will try and follow up a 7-goal thriller win against Monaco with a win at Lyon against a Lyon team that is coming off their first win in 7 league matches (‘2-1’ against Montpellier)

October 28.
Lens vs Toulouse

October 29.
Paris St. Germain vs Troyes
Strasbourg vs Marseille

October 30.
Auxerre vs Ajaccio
Brest vs Reims
Monaco vs Angers
Nantes vs Clermont Foot
Rennes vs Montpellier
Lorient vs Nice
Lyon vs Lille



There is no more than a point gap between the top 12 positions in the German Bundesliga standings after 11 rounds played.

A defeat against relegation-zone Bochum narrowed Union Berlin’s lead at the top of the German Bundesliga standings to a point. Union Berlin will desperately need a positive result against Monchengladbach to stay on top of the table.

Bayern Munich and Freiburg are both in a position to take the top spot.

Dortmund, Mainz, and Hoffenihim are all in a position to end the round in the ‘top 4’.

October 28.
Werder Bremen vs Hertha Berlin

October 29.
Bayern Munich vs Mainz
RB Leipzig vs Leverkusen
Stuttgart vs Augsburg
Wolfsburg vs Bochum
Frankfurt vs Dortmund

October 30.
Union Berlin vs Monchengladbach
Schalke vs Freiburg
FC Koln vs Hoffenheim



A draw against Nottingham Forest will not be enough to keep Arsenal at the top of the league if Manchester City comes out with a win against Leicester City.
Both Nottingham Forest and Leicester City are coming from a league win.

Newcastle United entered the ‘top 4’ after beating Tottenham in the last round. They will guarantee their stay in the ‘top 4’ for another round if they can get a win against an Aston Villa side that is coming from a 4-0 win (against Wolves) and a new manager in Unai Emery.

Liverpool will hope to bounce back from their defeat (against Nottingham Forest) with a positive result against Leeds.

Manchester United and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw last round. Chelsea will be at Brighton for their next game, while Manchester United host West Ham.
Graham Potter returns to Brighton for the first time since leaving to manage Chelsea. Brighton might have a point to prove.

October 29.
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Bournemouth vs Tottenham
Brentford vs Wolves
Brighton vs Chelsea
Crystal Palace vs Southampton
Newcastle vs Aston Villa
Fulham vs Everton
Liverpool vs Leeds

October 30.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
Manchester United vs West Ham



Napoli is the only unbeaten team left in the Italian Serie A after 11 rounds played. Next up for Napoli is a game at home against Sassuolo.

Cremonese is the only team left without a win in the league. They will face a Udinese side that has suffered consecutive league defeats after an unbeaten start to their season.

After their unbeaten start to the season ended in last round defeat to Lazio, Atalanta will go to Empoli to amend the points dropped.

AC Milan used a 4-1 win against Monza to move up a position to 2nd place. A win against Torino this weekend will keep AC Milan on the right path to defending the league title.

A defeat against Napoli dropped Roma out of the ‘top 4’ but a win against Hellas Verona in the final match of the round could get them back in there if Lazio and Atalanta fail to get a win from their respective matches.

Juventus will be looking for their third league win in a row when they go to Lecce. After failing to advance from their Champions League group, a positive result in the league is a must for Juventus.

Morale should be high for Inter Milan. They will be looking for the three points against a Sampdoria side that is coming to this game after their first league win of the season (against Cremonese).

October 29.
Napoli vs Sassuolo
Leece vs Juventus
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria

October 30.
Empoli vs Atalanta
Cremonese vs Udinese
Spezia vs Fiorentina
Lazio vs Salernitana
Torino vs AC Milan

October 31.
Hellas Verona vs Roma
Monza vs Bologna



El Clasico result is still deciding the title race as a 3-point gap remains between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top end of the table. For their next game, Barcelona will be away against Valencia while Real Madrid will be at home against Girona.

Atletico Madrid moved up to 3rd with a win against Real Betis in the last round. They can only guarantee their league position with a win at Cadiz.

Real Sociedad and Real Madrid are the teams threatening Atletico Madrid’s position in the league at the moment. The two clubs will play against each other this round; with Real Sociedad playing as the host.

October 28.
Mallorca vs Espanyol

October 29.
Almeria vs Celta Vigo
Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid
Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano
Valencia vs Barcelona

October 30.
Osasuna vs Real Valladolid
Real Madrid vs Girona
Atheltic Club vs Villarreal
Real Sociedad vs Real Betis

October 31.
Elche vs Getafe




October 29.


Flamengo picked up 16 of 18 points from Group H to finish top in the group.
Athletico Paranaense picked up 10 points from Group B and finish second on equal points with Libertad.

Flamengo were convincing winners in the knockout stage, while Athletico Paranaense edged each tie by a goal.

Athletico Paranaense knocked out Palmeiras in the semifinal to stop them from going to the final for the third straight year and possibly winning it for the third straight year.

Flamengo won the title three years ago but lost the title last year.
A consecutive defeat in a final will be a major blow to Flamengo.

Athletico Paranaense has played in one Copa Libertadores final (2005) and lost it. 17 years later, they get another chance to amend that.

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