Euro League Review: Manchester United host Liverpool; Valencia test Barcelona grit


2020/21 English Premier League (Week 34): Newcastle United v Arsenal (2 pm), Manchester United v Liverpool (4:30 pm), Tottenham v Sheffield United (7:15 pm)

Manchester City will pay special interest in the fixture nearby at Old Trafford as it may confirm them as EPL 2021 champions. All that needs to happen is for the outgoing champions Liverpool to hand their hosts Manchester United a defeat. It will be payback for the Anfield team, who were eliminated by United 2-3 in the FA Cup in January.

Although it looks unlikely that Liverpool will not feature in the Champions League next season, but they may remain in the qualification mix if three points are delivered at Old Trafford, the ground of many fierce battles involving both illustrious clubs.

Earlier, Tottenham will push for victory against relegated Sheffield United, a result that will boost their European competition chances; while Arsenal use the first match of the day to prepare for a crucial fixture in the Europa League against Villarreal on Thursday.

Spanish LaLiga (Week 34): Real Valladolid v Real Betis (1 pm), Villarreal v Getafe (3:15 pm), Granada v Cádiz CF (5:30 pm), Valencia v Barcelona (8 pm)

Barcelona will remain at No 3 no matter the outcome of their trip to Valencia. But victory will reduce the gap by leaders Atlético Madrid to two points with four matches to wrap up the season.

2020/21 Italian Serie A (Week 34): Lazio v Genoa (11:30 am), Sassuolo v Atalanta, Napoli v Cagliari, Bologna v Fiorentina (2 pm); Udinese v Juventus (5 pm), Sampdoria v AS Roma (7:45 pm)

Atalanta need just a point at Sassuolo to regain second spot from AC Milan. If they fail, Napoli and current champions Juventus will ride above them through positive results.

2020/21 French Ligue 1 (Week 35): Bordeaux v Stade Rennais (Noon), Stade Brestois v FC Nantes, Dijon v FC Metz, FC Lorient v Angers, Nimes Olympique v Stade de Reims (all 2 pm); Montpellier v AS Saint-Étienne (4:05 pm), AS Monaco v Olympique Lyonnais (8 pm)

Credit: Muyiwa Akintunde


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