Sunday fun day: Quadruple feature of back-to-back soccer
Sunday starts off the soccer fun with El Clásico in the morning, the English rivalry after that, and finishing off with Le Classique and Serie A rivalry.
Clear your calendars for Sunday because it is going to be a huge day of soccer. Not just any regular old games either, but rather the most exciting of the club soccer matchups are in store for you this weekend.
The day starts off with arguably THE biggest game in club soccer, El Clásico at 10:15 a.m. ET. Real Madrid will travel to Camp Nou to take on Barcelona. This will be the first El Clásico in the post-Messi-Ronaldo era. Though for a long time, those two, being two of the best players in soccer, made the rivalry even more exciting, El Clásico remains just that - a classic. The brand is bigger than the players, and it’s still expected to be one of the top most viewed games.
Premier League rivalry
Next up we have the Premier League rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford at 11:30 a.m. ET. Manchester United are looking to pick up speed and Liverpool are only a point behind Chelsea for first place. If you missed seeing Ronaldo in a Barcelona shirt, you’ll get to see him in this one, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to try to prove himself after adding the likes of Ronaldo, Sancho, and Varane, and still struggling.
Le Classique and Il Derby D'Italia
The fun finishes off two games at the same time, so hopefully you have two TVs available to you, or at least another screen! At 2:45 p.m. ET, we have Le Classique, the French rivalry game between Olympique Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Velodrome and Il Derby D'Italia, the Series A rivalry between Inter and Juventus. Le Classique will see Messi experience the French rivalry for the first time. PSG has won seven out of the last eight games across all competitions. They have only lost once to OM in the last ten years. Marseille has been doing well under the leadership of Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, but we will find out if they can keep up with the leading team in Ligue 1. Over in Serie A, Juventus have put themselves back into contention with a win last week at San Siro and Inter will try to take over Napoli as leaders.