• Friday, 23 March 2012

    Marking Your Card #2

    Welcome to the preview of this weekends big action in Europe as the big leagues start to
    edge themselves to a conclusion that is gradually closing in.

    In Spain this weekend the top two both play on Saturday with Barcelona starting the weekends fixtures off with a tea time kick off in Mallorca whilst table toppers Real Madrid are at home to Real Sociedad and given the midweek fixtures can Madrid maintain 11 players on the pitch and
    will Messi bag another hat trick? The latter you couldn't bet against at the minute.

    Whilst in the Bundersliga, league leaders Dortumund travel to Koln on Sunday whilst Bayern can close the gap if they beat Hannover on Saturday afternoon but at the other end of the table sees a clash which could play a huge part in who gets relegated as bottom of the table Kaiserslautern travel to 16th placed Freiburg knowing a win could make the bottom of the table very messy and help their
    chances of survival, a loss and a win for Berlin above could be disastrous for their survival hopes.

    The Dutch Eredivisie sees one of the biggest games in Europe on Sunday as Ajax host PSV. This fixture has ramifications for the table as if PSV win they will leapfrog Ajax. Elsewhere the leaders Alkmaar host Waalwijk.

    A few big other fixtures are around Europe this weekend. Celtic can win the Scotish League title at arch rivals Rangers ground on Sunday if they win to hurt their financially crippled cross town foes and in England, Manchester City can leapfrog to top of the EPL till Monday night if they beat Stoke away on Saturday night

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