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MATCHDAY: Man City, Tottenham play amid Super League fallout

Here is a look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:

ENGLAND

Amid the fallout from the already defunct Super League, the Premier League continues with two of the proposed rebel clubs, Manchester City and Tottenham, in action. City visits Aston Villa seeking a win to move 11 points clear in first place. Pep Guardiola’s team needs 11 points from its last six games to win a third league title in four years. Seventh-place Tottenham is at home to Southampton, needing a victory to keep alive its realistic top-four hopes and qualification for next season’s Champions League. Tottenham is five points behind fourth-place Chelsea. Ryan Mason, a 29-year-old former Tottenham player, takes charge of the team for the first time since temporarily replacing the fired Jose Mourinho.

Man City

SPAIN

Real Madrid visits Cádiz to get back in the fight for the title in the Spanish league. The defending champion lost ground after being held at Getafe last weekend. It has a chance to return to the point of leader Atlético Madrid, which hosts Huesca on Thursday. Third-place Barcelona also plays on Thursday against Getafe at home. Real Madrid remains depleted by injuries and suspensions, with several players unable to make it to the match against Cádiz. Fourth-place Sevilla also plays on Wednesday, visiting mid-table Levante.

ITALY

Inter Milan will be confident of maintaining its march to a first league title in over a decade when it travels to lowly Spezia. Inter is nine points ahead of second-place AC Milan, which hosts Sassuolo. Juventus is four points further back, in fourth, and welcomes relegation-threatened Parma. Bottom-place Crotone hosts Sampdoria knowing that its survival hopes are getting ever fainter. It is 15 points below 17th-place Benevento and Torino, who visit Genoa and Bologna, respectively. Cagliari can boost its hopes of survival with a win at Udinese.

GERMANY

Wolfsburg is third in the Bundesliga and can take a step closer to guaranteeing a return to the Champions League with a win at Stuttgart. Fifth-place Borussia Dortmund hosts Union Berlin as it bids to climb back into the top four. Borussia Mönchengladbach visits Hoffenheim, and Werder Bremen hosts Mainz. Hertha Berlin was scheduled to play Freiburg, but the game was postponed after a coronavirus outbreak at Hertha forced the entire team into quarantine for two weeks.

Champions League semifinal against Manchester City looming on the horizon. PSG is looking to win the competition for the 14th time, but there is some stiff competition because Monaco and Lyon are still involved. Lyon won its fifth French Cup in 2012, while Monaco’s came 30 years ago, and its previous final was in 2010, when it lost to PSG. The five-time Cup winners meet in Lyon for the last remaining quarterfinal.

Molly Aronson

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