This Wednesday is anticipated as one of those days of soccer zapping, at all times and through different geographies, with the crossing between River and Tigre, in the Most Monumental, as the strawberry of the dessert of a day that includes a final in Italy and matches key in the Premier and the League of Spain.
Very early, from 2:00 p.m., the date 36 of the Spanish League continues, which is reaching its defining moments, in the qualifying zone for international cups and also in the fight for permanence. The highlight is the match between Sevilla and Mallorca (at 3:30 p.m., on ESPN), and Atlético de Madrid’s visit to Elche (at 4:30 p.m., on DirecTV Sports).
In that area of the afternoon there will also be action in the Premier League, on a day that the English took advantage of to catch up on matches that had to be rescheduled as a result of covid outbreaks. The most important, thinking about the final stretch for the championship title, is Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola wants to recover from the setback of elimination in the Champions League and celebrate in the Premier. Photo: EFE/Rodrigo Jiménez.
Pep Guardiola’s men were overtaken by Liverpool at the top of the table, so they will need to win or draw to continue to hold the lead alone. From 4:15 p.m. he visits Wolverhampton, who needs to add to try to reach the Europa League zone.
Spain, England and Italy followed… with a great match. From 4:00 p.m., the peninsula will vibrate with one of those classics, with Argentines as protagonists, and this time it will be played on the occasion of the Italian Cup final, no less. On one side, Paulo Dybala’s Juventus; on the other, the Inter of Lautaro Martínez and Joaquín Correa. The duel will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome from 4:00 p.m., broadcast by ESPN.
Lautaro Martínez is close to leaving Inter and wants to say goodbye with a title. Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni.
The League Cup: definitions
But there is nothing more beautiful than Argentine football, and this definition of the League Cup was surprising due to the attractiveness of its format, with a quarterfinal thatue already has Boca and Racing as semifinalists and wait for the other two qualifiers.
In La Plata, Estudiantes will receive Argentinos Juniors, who qualified in extremis against Unión de Santa Fe and will seek to strike on punctured land. On the side of the Russian Zielinski team, the intention will be to confirm the candidate label that was won after a great semester, with a firm walk both at the local level and in the Copa Libertadores, which already has it in the round of 16. The match, a classic in the eighties, is played from 7:15 p.m., with transmission of TNT Sports and a frame that seems imposing.
And at the end of the night, at 9:30 p.m. and with an ESPN Premium broadcast, the duel between River and Tigre will arrive at the More Monumental stadium. Marcelo Gallardo’s team is known for its attributes, especially in these types of defining scenarios, while Tigre hopes to raise its head after a series of adverse results that also allowed it to reach the quarterfinals.