The biggest games to watch across Europe this weekend

The biggest games to watch across Europe this weekend

European football fan? You’re in for a treat this weekend, with plenty of glamour fixtures scheduled to take place across the continent to keep us all entertained.

Here at 90min, we’ve picked out the best games coming up over the next couple of days – one from each of the top four leagues for you to get your teeth into.

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The Etihad Stadium will host the Manchester derby on Sunday | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

When? Sunday 7 March 2021, 4:30pm (GMT)
Where? Etihad Stadium, Manchester
TV Channel: Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League (UK)

It’s first vs second in the Premier League, and this upcoming Manchester derby is the standout game in the English top-flight this weekend. City are running away with the title and currently boast a 14 point lead over their local rivals having won their last 15 league fixtures.

Four draws in United‘s last five have seen them lose further ground on the champions-elect, but their record against Pep Guardiola’s side in recent seasons is not to be sniffed at – perhaps this game isn’t the foregone conclusion some would have you believe.

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This weekend’s Madrid derby could have a huge implications on La Liga’s title race | Getty Images/Getty Images

When? Sunday 7 March 2021, 3:15pm (GMT)
Where? Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
TV Channel: La Liga TV (UK)

Much like in the Premier League, the top two in La Liga clash horns – only this fixture could have huge implications on the title race. Atletico Madrid are currently five points clear of their rivals and have the added luxury of a game in hand.

However, their form has dropped off recently and if Real Madrid can capitalise on that, the title race could be blown wide open with Barcelona having also improved of late.

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There is likely to be some world class striking talent on show when these two meet on Saturday | Pool/Getty Images

When? Saturday 6 March 2021, 5:30pm (GMT)
Where? Allianz Arena, Munich
TV Channel: BT Sport 2 (UK)

Der Klassiker isn’t a clash between first and second this time around, but both sides are in need of the points for different reasons.

Bayern are looking to maintain their position at the top of the table with RB Leipzig hot on their heels, while Dortmund are looking to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

With attacking talent on both sides, you can expect an exciting encounter and hopefully plenty of goals. This fixture rarely fails to deliver in terms of entertainment value, but there is no getting away from the fact Bayern will be the heavy favourites again.

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Juve’s title hopes are slipping away | Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

When? Saturday 6 March 2021, 7:45pm (GMT)
Where? Allianz Stadium, Turin
TV Channel: Premier Sports (UK)

Juventus find themselves ten points off the top of Serie A and like Lazio, their current league position is far from what they would like it to be at this stage in the season. For both sides, securing a place in next year’s Champions League should now be the priority.

When the two met earlier in the season, they played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Felipe Caicedo scoring the goals that day. Simone Inzaghi’s side at their best are capable of giving anybody a game, and with Juventus being far from formidable, this one could go either way.

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