World Football Update
Jon Forget
Jan 7th 2014
World Football Update
Feature Matches
 
The League Cup Semifinals kick off our gameweek, with a lunchtime clash both Tuesday and Wednesday.  First up, recently stung Manchester United host relegation plaguedSunderland in the first match of a home and away.  United are looking to right the ship after an early exit from the FA Cup on the weekend, while Sunderland look to build on what is their only bright spot in an otherwise dismal season.  The Black Cats know a good result at home will be crucial to their hopes of advancing to the Final.  In our other Semifinal, powerhouseManchester City host struggling West Ham.  City have been unbeatable at home this season, and will look to take advantage of that terrific home form.  The Hammers, who need to devote most of their energy to surviving in the Prem, will have to keep the scoreline low to have any chance in the second leg.  With their recent form, Manager Sam Allardyce, is clinging to his job by a thread.
 
In other midweek action, the top two Clubs in Spain have Copa Del Rey Quarterfinalfixtures.  This is a prelude to their big Saturday afternoon match (12pm), when Atletico Madrid battle Barcelona at home.  Winner will go clear at the top of the table in La Liga!  Other matches of note on the weekend include Manchester United trying to avenge their loss to SwanseaNewcastle take on Manchester CityStoke City battle Liverpool, and Arsenal travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa!
 
On the Horizon
 
Next week we feature Copa Del Rey and Coppa Italia mid week, and EPLLa Liga, andSerie A on the weekend!  Our feature match pits Chelsea against Manchester United on Sunday morning (19th)!
 
This Week's Football
 
Tuesday January 7th
 
Sunderland v Manchester United 12:45pm (League Cup Semifinal Leg 1)
Valencia v Atletico Madrid 2pm (Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal)
 
Wednesday January 8th
 
Manchester City v West Ham 12:45pm (League cup Semifinal Leg 1)
Barcelona v Getafe 2pm (Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal)
 
Thursday January 9th
 
Roma v Sampdoria 10am (Coppa Italia)
Real Sociedad v Villareal 11:30am (Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal)
Udinese v Inter Milan 1pm (Coppa Italia)
Real Madrid v Osasuna 1:30pm (Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal)
 
Friday January 10th
 
Montpellier v Monaco 12:30pm (Ligue 1)
Granada v Real Vallodolid 1pm (La Liga)
 
Saturday January 11th
 
Hull City v Chelsea 5:45am (EPL)
Cardiff v West Ham 8am (EPL)
Everton v Norwich 8am (EPL)
Fulham v Sunderland 8am (EPL)
Southampton v West Brom 8am (EPL)
Tottenham v Crystal Palace 8am (EPL)
Celta de Vigo v Valencia 10am (La Liga)
Manchester United v Swansea 10:30am (EPL)
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona 12pm (La Liga)
 
Sunday January 12th
 
Newcastle v Manchester City 7am (EPL)
Roma v Genoa 7am (Serie A)
Stoke v Liverpool 9am (EPL)
Espanyol v Real Madrid 11am (La Liga)
Sassuolo v AC Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)
 
Monday January 13th
 
Aston Villa v Arsenal 1pm (EPL)
Inter v Chievo 1pm (Serie A)
Villareal v Real Sociedad 2pm (La Liga)
 
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