World Football Update - Dec 13th 2011
Man City v Arsenal is the pick of the action this week.
Jon Forget
Dec 13th 2011
World Football Update - Dec 13th 2011

Feature Matches


    The final two matchdays of Europa League football for theGroup stages takes place Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  In lieu ofwriting a novel about the myriad of possibilities for advancement, I haveidentified some of the key matches for us to enjoy.  On Wednesday ourhighlight match pits Fulham versus Odense. A victory for the Cottagers will ensure their advancement, as they battle WislaKrakow for the final spot in Group K.  If Wisla lose or draw theywill automatically be eliminated, and they face Group winners FC TwenteStoke City can win their group with a victory or draw, although theyare set to advance even with a loss.  Maccabi Haifa, fromIsrael, also find themselves in a must win position as they face Group Winner Schalkeat home.  Anderlecht take on Lokomotiv Moscowfor top spot in Group L to wrap up Wednesdays Footie.


    Thursdays Europa League match of the day pits Celtic versusUdinese.  Celtic are trailing the Italians by three points, andonly a win away can see them through.  A tough test for the Scots,especially in hostile territory.  Tottenham are all buteliminated, and surely it would take a miracle to see them advance.  Theyhave a five goal difference to make up, and need a loss from RubinKazan to compliment what would have to be a resounding win forthem.  Birmingham City can still make the second roundwith a win and a Brugge loss.


   English Premier League will be the feature both Saturday and Sundaymornings.  Four matches kick off with full coverage at 8am Saturdaymorning, and well see Everton, Fulham, andNewcastle all in action to start the day.  Chelseafollows up with an away fixture at Wigan in the 10:30am slot,hoping not to have a let down after their massive victory over City onMonday.  Saturday afternoon finishes with Sevilla hostingReal Madrid at 2pm.  Madrid will be hoping to bounce back afterbeing brought back to reality by the Catalonians this past Saturday.


   Sunday starts early (5am), with the Queens Park Rangersplaying host to Manchester United in central London.  TheRed Devils could go top of the table with a victory, but QPR at home wont bean easy task for them.  Aston Villa play host toLiverpool in the 7am slot, which is a great prelude to our match ofthe week.  At 9am Manchester City face Arsenalin a clash of titans.  The Gunners have been on a terrific run, and shouldbe quite difficult for City to handle.  City are coming off their firstloss of the season, and will be keen to bounce back in resoundingfashion.  This should be an epic encounter between two great sides!



On the Horizon


   Nextweek is loaded with midweek EPL clashes, with teams in action Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday.  Christmas weekend there are no games scheduled(we will be closed on 12/25 to celebrate the Holiday) , with the actionresuming Monday the 26th (Boxing Day). 


This Weeks Football


TuesdayDecember 13th

Ponferradinav Real Madrid 12pm (Copa Del Rey)

Genoav Inter Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)

SanRoque v Sevilla 2pm (Copa Del Rey)


WednesdayDecember 14th

PSGv Athletic Bilbao 11am (Europa League)

Laziov Sporting 11am  (Europa League)
Besiktas v Stoke 11am  (Europa League)
Fulham v Old Boys 1pm  (Europa League)
Maccabi v Schalke 1pm  (Europa League)
Wisla v Twente 1pm  (Europa League)

Anderlechtv Lokomotiv Moscow 1pm (Europa League)

Thursday December 15th

Shamrockv Tottenham 11am  (Europa League)
Kopenhagen v Standard Liege 11am  (Europa League)
Brugge v Sporting Lisbon 1pm (Europa League)

Birminghamv Maribar 1pm (Europa League)

AtleticoMadrid v Stade Rennes 1pm (Europa League)

Udinesev Celtic 1pm (Europa League)


FridayDecember 16th

BayernMunich v Koln 12:30pm (Bundesliga)


SaturdayDecember 17th

Evertonv Norwich City 8am (EPL)

Fulhamv Bolton 8am (EPL)

Newcastlev Swansea 8am (EPL)

Wolvesv Stoke 8am (EPL)

Chievov Cagliari 10am (Serie A)

Wiganv Chelsea 10:30am (EPL)

Schalkev Werder Bremen 10:30am (Bundesliga)

Blackburnv West Brom 12pm (EPL Tape Delay)

ACMilan v Siena 12:45pm (Serie A)

Sevillav Real Madrid 2pm (La Liga)


SundayDecember 18th

QueensPark Rangers v Manchester United 5am (EPL)

AstonVilla v Liverpool 7am (EPL)

ManchesterCity v Arsenal 9am (EPL)

Napoliv Roma 12:45pm (Serie A)

ParisSt. Germain v Lille 1pm (Ligue 1)


MondayDecember 19th

CrystalPalace v Birmingham City 12:45pm (Npower Championship)


Avs v SharksTuesday 12/13 7pm

Sharksv Avs Thursday 12/15 8:30pm

Avsv Caps Saturday 12/17 7pm

Avsv Flyers Monday 12/19 7pm


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