Football this weekend on TV
This Sunday promises to be an unmissable day of action for football fans with several mouth watering clashes from across Europe set to hit our TV screens.
Everton v Liverpool (1330 BST on Sky Sports 1)
It all starts with the Merseyside derby as Everton play host to Liverpool at Goodison Park. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has come under increasing pressure and scrutiny following a poor start to the season that followed a dismal end to last term.
Adama Lallana for Liverpool FC and Nicolas Pallois (R) in actionThe Reds needed penalties to knock League Two Carlisle out of the Capital One Cup at Anfield last week and only managed to scrape to a narrow 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend, so Rodgers is once again just one defeat away from a major crisis. And with two managers of the calibre of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti available to take up a major post, the Irishman should have his charges fired up for this one.
Arsenal v Manchester United (1600 BST on Sky Sports 1)
Following that, we can look forward to the clash between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates. United climbed to the summit of the Premier League table last weekend thanks to a 3-0 victory over Sunderland and Man City's 4-1 thumping by Tottenham at White Hart Lane and Lou van Gaal will be eager to keep them there following Matchday 8 of the campaign.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez rediscovered his goalscoring with his hat-trick that ended Leicester's unbeaten start to the season last weekend as the Gunners romped to a 5-2 victory at King Power Stadium. Sanchez, who scored 25 goals last season for the Gunners, had failed to find the net in eight games across all competitions before that game and it was just the boost they needed ahead of the visit of United after losing 2-0 to fellow title hopefuls Chelsea in the previous game.
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund (1630 BST BT Sport Europe)
After seeing their record breaking winning start to the season grind to a halt on Matchday 6 with a 1-1 draw and Hoffenheim and following that up with a disappointing 2-2 tie at home to newly promoted at Darmstadt 98 last weekend, Borussia Dortmund will be targeting a Klassiker response when they face Bayern Munich on Sunday.
A win for Thomas Tuchel's men, who remain unbeaten this season, would see them move to within a point of leaders Bayern and cement their status as genuine title contenders. Although, that's easier said than done and Tuchel will be well aware of what happened to last season's runners up VfL Wolfsburg when they visited the Allianz Arena just a couple of weeks ago when they were thumped 5-1 thanks to an unbelievable nine minute spell from Robert Lewandowski in which he scored all five of the the Bavarians' goals.
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid (1930 BST Sky Sports 1)
Rafa Benitez faces his first Madrid derby this weekend as Real boss as Diego Simeone's Atletico visit the Bernabeu. Atleti did the league double over Los Blancos last season winning 4-0 at the Calderon and 2-1 away so Benitez will need to be on his guard.
The former Liverpool boss is set to welcome back James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos from their injury lay offs ahead of the clash, which is big boost after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Malaga last weekend.
Real are unbeaten this term with a record of four wins and draw, whilst Atletico have won four and lost two including a 1-0 loss to Villarreal last weekend which lifted the Yellow Submarine to the top of the table.