A pair of bitter and historic English Premier League rivalries highlight the weekend calendar of televised games from Europe, while teams in Spain and Italy will continue to jockey for position atop their respective league tables.
EPL: When crosstown teams clash in any sport, the standings are often irrelevant. So records won't matter much when fourth-place Liverpool — coming off a 7-0 Champions League win over Spartak Moskva — makes the mile journey to the north end of Walton Lane to face 10th-place Everton in the Liverpool Derby on Sunday (NBCSN, Telemundo, 6:15 a.m. PST).
But when the teams are 1-2 in the table — as are Manchester City and
La Liga: Unbeaten Barcelona is threatening to run away with the Spanish title, making Real Madrid's visit to Sevilla on Saturday important for both teams since they enter the weekend eight points off the lead (BeIN Sports, 7 a.m.). Barcelona, meanwhile, will be out to extend that margin when it travels to Villarreal on Sunday (BeIN Sports, 11:35 a.m).