English Premier League title at stake Sunday
Manchester City will be out to settle a score Sunday when it travels to Liverpool with first place in the English Premier League at stake while the top team in France will be angling for a little more breathing room atop the Ligue 1 standings and German power Bayern Munich will be looking to retake the Bundesliga lead in the most important televised soccer games from Europe this weekend.
EPL: Only two EPL teams beat Manchester City last season — one was inter-city rival Manchester United and the other was Liverpool, which not only ended City’s bid for an unbeaten league campaign but then ended its Champions League run with a pair of victories as well. City gets a chance at revenge Sunday when it goes to Anfield to meet the high-flying Reds (NBCSN, 8:30 a.m. PT). The two unbeaten teams are tied for first in the EPL, two points ahead of Chelsea, the league’s only other unbeaten.
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain, perfect after eight games, is already threatening to run away with the Ligue 1 title. That makes Sunday’s game a big one for fourth-place Lyon, 10 points off the lead (BeIN Sports, 2:30 p.m. PT, delayed; streaming on Connect live at 11:45 a.m.) PSG’s Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have already combined for 16 goals this season, two more than Lyon has scored as a team.
Bundesliga: With a draw and a loss in its last two games, Bayern Munich is in the midst of its longest unbeaten streak in a year. The team changed managers last time that happened. That doesn’t appear in the offing this fall but the six-time defending league champions need a win Saturday over Borussia Monchengladbach (FS2, 9:30 a.m. PT) if they hope to jump over Borussia Dortmund, the league’s lone unbeaten team, and back into the first place.
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