Mid-week football has kept our fixture list as full as ever, and in the aftermath of the Europa League draw, our attention now shifts to the weekend’s games. Where last week was full of huge derby clashes, this week its the fight for European football that we’ll be paying attention to. In England, Spain and Italy the race for the top four is really heating up.
This Weekend’s Must-Watch Games:
Sevilla vs Barcelona – Saturday 15:15PM – La Liga TV
A battle of third and fourth is what awaits us this weekend in La Liga. Both Sevilla and Barcelona go into this game after picking up defeats in the Champions League R16. As a result, a top-four finish means that little bit more, especially with no guarantee of European football next year without.
Sevilla have won their last six games in the league, Barcelona are unbeaten in their last fourteen league games. With so much on the line, this is now a clash of the Spanish titans.
Chelsea vs Man United – Sunday 16:30PM – Sky Sports Main Event
Since Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea their football has improved no end. Unbeaten since his arrival, he faces his biggest test yet.
Manchester United are no pushovers, second-placed in the league with just two losses since December 9th, United are flying high. With ten points separating them and first placed Manchester City, United need a win.
Chelsea are just two points off a Champions League place, and this weekend’s game will kick off a tough run of four top level sides (Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Leeds).
Roma vs AC Milan – Sunday 19:45PM – Premier Sports 1
Our third and final top of the table clash see’s Roma host AC Milan. Italian football fans have been shocked this year as the two Milan clubs have been at the peak of the summit. While AC have been in poor form of late, they will need to beat fourth placed Roma to keep up their title challenge.
The odds aren’t necessarily in Milan’s favour. Roma have no losses in their last four, Milan have no wins in their’s. It is now or never for AC Milan’s title challenge.
Youtube video of the week:
Rio Ferdinand, Stephen Howson and Joel Beya are joined by Ravel Morrison. In this interview, he talks about his career, and where things went wrong. One of the big what if’s in football, definitely worth a listen.
Article of the week – Time for a change? What manager could be next for Crystal Palace?
Football Worth Following – Tondu Boots:
A charity initiative based in South Wales, Tondu Boots are a recently established organisation designed to put your old football boots to good use.
The initiative collects your old boots through donations, and sell them with all the proceeds going to the Jacob Abraham Foundation (JAF) – a suicide prevention charity.
All boots donated will be cleaned, and returned to as best condition as possible.
The boots Tondu United collect are available for a minimum £5 donation. This is designed to not only help the JAF, but to also allow families to limit the financial expense a new pair of boots costs.
After just two months their first donation to JAF amounted to £346, and with a wide array of boots available online, that donation is only the start.
To donate your boots, find out more, or to check out the boots on offer, click on the photo below.
And Finally… Tweet of the week:
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