A few matches have been suspended this weekend amid rumors that the Premier League may take an extensive break in the league to allow the COVID numbers to stabilize. However, for now, things continue to swing along with a number of matches across the European continent that might be worth watching. This is what we see:
Bayern Munich – Wolfsburg – 2:30 pm on ESPN +
John Brooks and Wolfsburg are having a tough time and things don’t look like it will get any easier when they face Bayern Munich on Friday afternoon. Brooks has been off the bench for the past three games and the club is suffering from six consecutive losing games across all competitions. He gave up sixteen goals in those six games and only scored four, things got really ugly. But Bayern is the opposite of course, winning six times in a row including beating Borussia Dortmund to increase their lead in the league, an easy win over Barcelona, and a 5-0 defeat of Stuttgart on Tuesday. On paper, this sounds like it’s over before it’s over, but there’s a reason they play games.
Bologna – Juventus – noon on CBSSN
Weston McKinney is healthy and available for selection on Saturday as Juventus face Bologna in real need of three points. Juventus have already lost eight points from Napoli to book the last place in the Champions League qualifiers and currently occupy seventh place. McKinney has missed the past three games but was deemed healthy enough to return to the Tour lineup. Juventus’ rival this weekend is 10th-placed Bologna, who have lost the previous two games and have seen their last six games somehow settled with a goal, so this could be an entertaining game.
- Matt Miazga witnessed things go from bad to worse as he went from not starting to being left out completely from the squad for Deportivo Alaves’ previous two matches. The club faces Rayo Valencano at 8a on ESPN+.
- Julian Green watched 26 minutes off the bench, his first appearance in four games, as Grether Fürth lost 3-0 to Dortmund last weekend. This weekend, they face Augsburg at 9:30 a.m. on ESPN+.
- Eintracht Frankfurt face Timothy Chandler Mainz at 9:30 AM on ESPN+. Chandler has returned to the bench for the past two games after starting the previous five games.
- Tyler Adams and Leipzig haven’t really changed things since Jesse Marsh’s departure, failing to win on Wednesday against relegation-threatened Augsburg. They face Arminia Bielefeld at 9:30 a.m. on ESPN+.
- Chris Richards and Hoffenheim face Borussia Monchengladbach and Joe Scully at 9:30 AM on ESPN+. Since defeating Greuther Furth 4-0 a month ago, Gladbach have lost four goals in a row, and conceded an astonishing 17 goals in those four games. Richards was the late winner last weekend and his side scored twice after the 80th minute in the middle of the week to take out the draw, so you’ll want to watch it looks like that.
- Timothy Weah Liel faces Auxerre at 12:30pm on beIN Sports. Weah has missed the past three matches with injury despite reports suggesting it is not considered severe.
- Borussia Dortmund faces Hertha Berlin at 12:30pm on ESPN+. Giovanni Reina remains off the field due to injury.
- Sergino Dest and Barcelona are looking to find some confrontation against Elche at 12:30pm on ESPN+. Dest did not come off the bench last weekend.
Sampdoria vs Venice – Noon on CBSSN
Gianluca Pusio is still a regular with the Venice side who sit six points from relegation in 16th place. The club is looking for its first win in five matches despite its 1-1 draw with Juventus last weekend. Tanner Tessmann was also in the action, having now seen significant minutes in seven straight games, including two. Their opponent, Sampdoria, has won two consecutive games and is currently 14th with two points.
- Conrad de la Fuente and Olympique de Marseille face Canet Rochevel at 7:45 am on beIN Sports.
- Matthew Hoppe remains off the field due to injury as his side, Mallorca, face Granada at 8am on ESPN+.
- Christian Pulisic started midweek in the role of 9 Liar. He appears to be starting in rotation which means he will be on the bench when he faces Chelsea and Wolverhampton at 9a on the USA.
- Watch alongside Zack Steffen as Man City Newcastle It’s 9:15 a.m. on NBCSN.
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