Another week of the beau­ti­ful game for us all to sit back and enjoy. From Scotland to Mexico, and even an International friend­ly. Should be a good week.

Monday, Jan. 28

  • İstanbul Başakşehir vs Kasımpaşa (Turkish Super Lig) — Istanbul has opened a 6 point lead on the near­est chas­er, and Kasımpaşa sits in fourth, nine points behind them. A win here would tie them for 2nd, and pre­vent Istanbul from open­ing a wider gap.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • Arsenal vs. Cardiff City (Premier League) — Arsenal sit in fifth. Cardiff City in 18th. Not exact­ly close. But both teams are fight­ing to progress. A win for Arsenal ties Chelsea. A win for Cardiff City could mean that they escape rel­e­ga­tion (assum­ing Newcastle doesn’t beat Manchester City.)

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford (Premier League) — Watford con­tin­ue to put up good games, as they chase the lead­ers. Spurs though have their chal­lenges ahead of them with Kane injured and Son play­ing for his nation­al team.

Thursday, Jan. 31

  • Union Berlin vs. Koln (Bundesliga 2) — Koln were Bundesliga main­stays until they got rel­e­gat­ed. Koln are #2 in the sec­ond league, fight­ing to make their way back into the league.

Saturday, Feb. 2

  • USA vs. Costa Rica (World Friendly) - Our sec­ond look at the US Men’s squad under the new coach as they face Costa Rica. We’ll be curi­ous to see how they look.
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern München (Bundesliga) — Casual fans, or those unfa­mil­iar with the German league might assume these two teams were in the same city given the pres­ence of ‘Bayer’ and ‘Bayern’ — but no, Leverkusen and Munich (Munchen) are near­ly 300 miles apart. Bayer is named for the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­ny Bayer, while Bayern comes from the name of the region Munich is in.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga) — Fifteen points sep­a­rate them, Eintracht sits at 30 points while Dortmund leads the league with 45. Dortmund has won four of their last five where Eintracht Frankfurt have only taken 7 points out of their last five match­es. A win for Dortmund gives them a com­mand­ing nine point lead over the chas­ing Bayern München (pend­ing the out­come of their match vs. Leverkusen.)
  • Monaco vs. Toulouse (Ligue 1) — The great Thierry Henry had tried to turn Monaco around, tak­ing on a mon­u­men­tal chal­lenge as his first coach­ing job. And, well, it hasn’t gone well. He has been removed as the team tries to save their sea­son again. Toulouse is not a pow­er­house, so per­haps Monaco can turn it around here.

Sunday, Feb. 3

  • Manchester City vs Arsenal (Premier League) — Do I need to explain why to watch this? Well, as a Tottenham sup­port­er I can tell you it’s so I can see Man. City beat them.
  • Real Madrid vs Deportivo Alavés (La Liga) — Real Madrid sit in third, and Alaves is four points and two spots behind them. Madrid are in good form as they rejoin the hunt for the top of the league.
  • Roma vs. Milan (Serie A) — Two leg­endary teams of Italy, Roma need­ing to earn that fourth rank to try and play in Champions League rather than Europa league.
  • Olympique Lyonnais vs PSG (Ligue 1) — PSG all but has this league clenched bar­ring a cat­a­stroph­ic run of games, but Lyon are also in great form as they have not lost a game since the begin­ning of December.

Published by Trick Jarrett

Sounders fan. Spurs fan. Reign fan. Barcelona fan. Soccer fan.

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