After an amazing slate of midweek soccer, the hits keep on coming with a busy weekend. There are rivalry clashes, relegation scraps and a whole lot more, including some monster FA Cup ties. Entering the weekend, what do you need to know?
Here are 7 things to keep an eye on:
PSG look to move past midweek drama
Paris St. Germain saw their Champions League title hopes end in dramatic fashion, but their season isn't over. There's still plenty for the Parisians to fight for, like their domestic title. Monaco hold a three-point lead heading into the weekend, but the leaders will play their match a day before PSG. That means PSG will know exactly where they stand heading into their match on Sunday. Will they bounce back and mount a title challenge after crashing out of the Champions League? Or will their bad vibes and tough luck carry over to France?
Barcelona aim to avoid a letdown
On the other hand, Barcelona are on an absolute high after their historic rally against PSG. They have a few days off between their win on Wednesday and their La Liga match on Sunday, but how will they react? Will there be a hangover (literally or figuratively) from their triumph? They have a slim provisional lead in La Liga with Real Madrid and Sevilla nipping at their heels. Now is not the time to rest on their laurels.
MLS season's first expansion derby
The league's two expansion teams suffered the same fate in their MLS debuts, albeit at different levels. Atlanta United looked like they had their match won, but a pair of late goals left them empty-handed. Minnesota, meanwhile, got a rude welcome to the league with a 5-1 shellacking in Portland. Both expansion sides will get another crack at their first points when they square off on Sunday. The forecast calls for a somewhat blustery 28 degrees, which could make things interesting.
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Relegation fight in the EPL table
The Swans have done well to claw out of the relegation zone, and Hull City would do nothing more than to join them. With Middlesbrough in FA Cup action, a Hull win would ensure they leapfrog Boro for the time being. They'd still be in the relegation zone, but being on the cusp is better than being right in the middle. Swansea, meanwhile, would hate to see their momentum take a hit.
Celtic look to clinch in the Old Firm
Scotland's two biggest teams reignite their longstanding derby on Sunday. The stakes are always high in the Old Firm, but this match has added drama. Celtic can cinch up the SPL title with a whopping 10 matches left to play if they knock off their bitter rivals. With a whopping 27 point advantage over their nearest challenger, Celtic have the title clinched barring an absolute miracle, but beating Rangers to make it mathematically impossible would be huge. It'd also be one heck of a way for Brendan Rodgers to earn his first title in Scotland.
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American youngsters square off in the Bundesliga
Two Americans will battle in the Bundesliga on Saturday (9:30 a.m., FS2). John Brooks and Hertha Berlin welcome in high-flying Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund. Pulisic started in the Champions League midweek and certainly made a strong case to continue to hold down a spot in the starting XI with Marco Reus injured. Even if he doesn't start, which would be odd, it'd be even more unexpected if he didn't get a cameo as a substitute.
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FA Cup quarterfinals
Five of the EPL's top six teams are all still alive and playing this weekend in the FA Cup quarterfinals. With a trip to the semis at Wembley on the line, the stakes have certainly heightened. Boro and City start the action on FS1 at 7:15 a.m. ET on Saturday, followed by Arsenal hosting Lincoln City on FS2. Spurs and Milwall square off on Sunday (10 a.m. ET on FS1), but the gem in the crown comes on Monday: Chelsea and Manchester United at 3:45 p.m. ET on FS1. They will butt heads at Stamford Bridge in the weekend highlight, but United will have to do so without Zlatan Ibrahimovic to aid their quest.