SuperSport, the only place to get English commentary from the legendary La Liga, where the pick of matches for this round sees Real Madrid host Real Betis at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in the late kick-off on Saturday 24 April at 8pm on SuperSport La Liga (DStv channel 204) and SuperSport GOtv La Liga (GOtv channel 32).
The headline fixture from Serie A for this round sees Lazio host Milan at Stadio Olimpico on the evening of Monday 26 April at 7:45pm on SuperSport Football (DStv channel 205) and SuperSport GOtv Select 1 (GOtv channel 33), with both teams hunting European football for next season.
Le Aquile are hopeful of breaking into the top four, though tough competition from the likes of Roma, Atalanta and Napoli makes that anything but a straightforward task for Simone Inzaghi and his charges.
“We still believe in the Champions League. Future? I will try to go to Europe that counts with Lazio. I have a long contract; I don’t think about the future. I think about getting back into the top four,” said Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Milan, meanwhile, are hoping to finish second behind cross-town rivals Internazionale – who are almost certain to go on and claim the Scudetto – with manager Stefano Pioli urging his team to keep pushing all the way to the finish line.
“We can take absolutely nothing for granted. Maybe we wasted too much time and energy thinking about the future or other situations. If you think too much about the game in a month’s time, you won’t focus enough on the one that is coming up,” said the Rossoneri boss. “We need to get back to the points average we had at the start of the season, but we can only do that if we take it one game at a time.”
Elsewhere this weekend, Inter will look to continue their march to the title when they host Hellas Verona at 2pm on SuperSport Variety 3 (DStv channel 208), while Juventus will look to continue the promise they have shown in recent times when they play away to Fiorentina at 2pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1.
The weekend also features a potential thriller between Villarreal and Barcelona at Estadio de la Ceramica on the afternoon of Sunday 25 April at 3:15pm on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga, with Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze looking to inspire the Yellow Submarine to a first win over the Blaugrana since way back in 2008.
Title hopefuls Atletico Madrid face a tough trip to the Basque country later the same day to take on Athletic Bilbao at 8pm on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga, with manager Diego Simeone aware of the challenge that awaits his team at San Mames: “The Spanish championship is tough and we will fight until the end. We are competing, and we must keep working and improve our intensity.”
Other games to watch include a relegation six-pointer between Parma and Crotone on the afternoon of Saturday 24 April at 5pm, as well as Atalanta hosting Bologna at 7:45pm and Napoli visiting Torino at 5:30pm – two further games which will have ramifications in the battle for European places. All on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1.
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