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.