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Five football matches to watch this weekend

Waiting for the verdicts in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie B, with an eye to the fourth place race in Italy

Five football matches to watch this weekend  Waiting for the verdicts in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie B, with an eye to the fourth place race in Italy

We are running out of season: some have already filed the year while for someone else it's time to try everything to achieve the seasonal goal we fought for all time. The most awaited verdict is that of the Premier League, all scheduled (at the same time) on Sunday. Last 90 minutes also in Serie B, so it doesn't even need to underline how much is unmissable this weekend. A very long stay on the sofa that starts Saturday after lunch and ends Sunday evening.


Lecce - Spezia

when: Saturday 11/5 at 3pm

where: Via del Mare/DAZN

It's the last gameday of Serie B and after having failed the first match point in Padova, two weeks ago, Liverani's Lecce has the second chance to return, after 7 years, to Serie A. The Salento players need the three points against Spezia for the promotion, otherwise we will have to deal with the results of Palermo, delayed by one point in the ranking. In the city everything is ready for the party, an unthinkable achievement at the beginning of the league.


Red Bull Leipzig - Bayern Munich

when: Saturday 11/5 at 3:30pm

where: Red Bull Arena/Sky Sport

In the meanwhile or almost, with the last round of Serie B, there is the Bundesliga penultimate. After leaving Borussia Dortmund 4 points far, Bayern Munich is expected to travel to Leipzig, the last tough obstacle before celebrating the title (it would be the seventh in a row). The Bavarians will need only one victory or at least do better than their rivals, who will play at home against Dusseldorf.


Fiorentina - AC Milan

when: Saturday 11/5 at 8:30pm

where: Stadio Artemio Franchi/DAZN

The Saturday night match at Franchi is almost equivalent to the last chance for AC Milan, which has to win to chase Atalanta in the race for the fourth place. Caldara lost due to injury and Paqueta due to red card, the Rossoneri will almost certainly play without Bakayoko after the disagreements with Gattuso a week ago. On the other hand a Fiorentina in deep crisis that seeks the last seasonal start in front of its public and the first win with Montella on the bench.


Brighton - Manchester City 

when: Sunday 12/5 at 4pm

where: Amex Stadium/Sky Sport

90 minutes (except for a huge sensational play-off hypothesis in case of equal points and goal difference) separate Manchester City from the sixth title in its history, which will be decided on the Brighton field, already arithmetically safe. Everything depends on Aguero & companions, who have only one point ahead of Liverpool, who are at home against the Wolves. Will they be able to resist the pressure of 'favorites' while playing a match absolutely easy?


Barcelona - Getafe 

when: Sunday 12/5 at 6:30pm

where: Camp Nou/DAZN

Once the discussion on the title is over, two gamedays from the end of the league, the fourth place to go directly to the next Champions League group stage remains to be decided: in the race there are three teams, and in pole position the Bordalas' Getafe, the great surprise of this Liga that has 3 points ahead of Valencia and Seville. The Madrid players are expected to play a difficult game at Barça's home, back from the dramatic elimination in the Champions League semi-finals. In the pitch two extremely different realities pushed by opposite stimuli and the final will be all but not obvious.



AS Roma - Juventus

when: Sunday 12/5 at 8:30pm

where: Stadio Olimpico/Sky Sport

It could have been a crucial challenge in the race for the Scudetto and instead Juventus arrived in Rome already champion of Italy from two matches, with no particular goal if not to disfigure in a big match never banal. On the other hand, AS Roma that pursues a Champions League dream now almost failed after the draw against Genoa a week ago. There have been much more awaited Roma-Juve, it's true, but we have no intention of giving it up anyway.