THURSDAY, APRIL 12
SPANISH LA LIGA
Malaga at Villarreal
GolTV, 11 a.m.
Malaga barely escaped relegation two years ago, and look at where it ius now: best team in Spain not called Real Madrid or Barcelona. Villarreal, fourth last season, is just one spot (and four points) above the drop with seven games to go. Replay: midnight.
Mallorca at Racing Santander, ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.
Real Zaragoza at Sevilla, GolTV, 1 p.m.
ITALIAN SERIE A
Cagliari at Bologna
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
Bologna hasn't done much since beating Lazio following a draw with Juventus a month or so ago -- the Rossoblu's winless streak is at four. Cagliari, too, is a midtable (or lower) side a few games under .500. Replays: FSC, 5 p.m. and midnight.
FC Twente at AZ Alkmaar, ESPN Deportes, 5 a.m.
English Premier League
Arsenal at Wolverhampton, ESPN Deportes, 9 a.m.
CA Lanus (Argentina) at Flamengo (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.
Lanus already is through to the knockout stage in South America's club championship, and even a loss in the Group 2 finale probably won't mean dropping to second place. The Brazilians are desperate for a victory -- and they need an Olimpia-Emelec draw in the other clash, which kicks off an hour earlier (but will be seen on a 7½-hour delay in these parts).
Vasco da Gama (Brazil) at Nacionaal (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 5:30 p.m.
Emelec (Ecuador) at Olimpia (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 10 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Reading at Southampton
Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.
A Premier League preview? Sure thing, and probably title-decider in England's second division, too. Southampton (24-8-10) leads Reading (25-10-7) on goal difference, with both six points clear in the real battle -- for the two automatic promotion slots to the EPL -- with four games to go. Replay: 6 p.m.
Perth Glory at Central Coast Mariners, Fox Soccer Channel, midnight
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Club Tijuana at Jaguares de Chiapas
Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 5:55 p.m.
The Xoloitzcuintles' primary goal this year was survival after promotion from the second-tier Liga de Ascenso, and if that wasn't certain when the second-half Clausura kicked off in January, it is now. Tijuana, with Americans Joe Corona and Edgar Benitez in the lineup, is on target for the playoffs, sitting seventh, five points clear with three games to go. Jaguares is eighth, three points behind the Xolos, and in greater need.
Puebla at Estudiantes Tecos, Univision Deportes, 6 p.m.
Libertad (Paraguay) at Alianza Lima (Peru), Fox Deportes, 1 p.m.