European Soccer Weekend: Spanish, German leagues begin


Published 12:10 p.m. ET Aug. 15, 2019


What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:


After playing four times last season — including in the Champions League quarterfinals — Manchester City and Tottenham have a Premier League encounter in the second round on Saturday. Both champion City and Tottenham, which finished fourth in May, made winning starts last weekend.

Like City, Liverpool opened with a 4-1 victory — against Norwich — and next travels to Southampton on Saturday.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery is certain Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are mentally prepared to feature in Saturday’s game against Burnley. The duo missed beating Newcastle 1-0 on Sunday as the police investigated “further security incidents” after they were targeted by carjackers in north London last month, which led to a confrontation.

After being routed at Manchester United 4-0 and then losing the UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool, Frank Lampard has his first home game as Chelsea manager against Leicester on Sunday.

The round is completed by Manchester United hosting Wolverhampton on Monday.



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