European teams are playing a lot of close games to get ready for the World Cup.
Prior to the start of the World Cup break, some teams are eager to focus on their league play, while others hope to advance in the standings and others hope to escape the relegation zone.
This weekend will see the return of domestic club football activity, and Naija News will keep readers updated on the most recent results.
In Italy, in what is anticipated to be one of the most thrilling matches of Saturday’s schedule, Fiorentina and Inter square off at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The Viola will start the game coming off a 1-1 draw with Lecce, in which summer signing Luka Jovic injured his muscle.
On the other hand, the Nerazzurri want to build on their victories over Sassuolo and Salernitana.
Given that the hosts won’t have Luka Jovic available for Saturday’s contest, Simone Inzaghi’s team has recently begun to show signs of improvement and it is hoped he would want to take all three points home.
In Spain, the highly anticipated La Liga match between Real Madrid and Sevilla will draw huge crowds to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos did well to build on their El Clasico victory, defeating Elche 3-0 in the middle of the week to maintain their lead in the standings, but they do not want to stop just yet.
The man to watch in the home team will be Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, who scored his fifth goal of the season in midweek.
In England, when Chelsea and Manchester United square off in the 13th round of the Premier League, all eyes will be on Stamford Bridge.
The Blues struggled in a scoreless draw with Brentford, but they still secured a spot in the Champions League top four despite losing two points.
Bruno Fernandes ended his horrendous goalless streak as United defeated Tottenham 2-0 for a morale-boosting victory midweek.
Saturday 22 October 2022
12:30 Nottm Forest v Liverpool
15:00 Everton v C Palace
15:00 Man City v Brighton
17:30 Chelsea v Man Utd
14:30 Augsburg v RB Leipzig
14:30 Dortmund v Stuttgart
14:30 Freiburg v Werder Bremen
14:30 Hoffenheim v Bayern
14:30 Leverkusen v Wolfsburg
17:30 M’gladbach v Eintracht Frankfurt
14:00 Salernitana v Spezia
17:00 AC Milan v Monza
19:45 Fiorentina v Inter
13:00 Rayo Vallecano v Cadiz
15:15 Valladolid v Real Sociedad
17:30 Valencia v Mallorca
20:00 Real Madrid v Sevilla
Sunday 23 October 2022
14:00 Aston Villa v Brentford
14:00 Leeds v Fulham
14:00 Southampton v Arsenal
14:00 Wolves v Leicester
16:30 Spurs v Newcastle
14:30 VfL Bochum v Union Berlin
16:30 Hertha Berlin v Schalke
11:30 Udinese v Torino
14:00 Bologna v Lecce
17:00 Atalanta v Lazio
19:45 Roma v Napoli
13:00 Espanyol v Elche
15:15 Real Betis v Atlético
17:30 Girona v Osasuna
17:30 Villarreal v Almeria
20:00 Barcelona v A Bilbao