What to watch in European football today: Leicester hoping to spoil Liverpool’s record, Milan to test unbeaten run against Napoli – Sports News , Firstpost

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Liverpool haven’t lost their last 63 home league games. This matches a club record set in December 1980, which ended in a loss to Leicester.

Liverpool can tie Spurs on points with a win over Leicester City. AP

A look at what’s going on around European football on Sunday:

ENGLAND

Title-holder Liverpool welcome 2016 Premier League champions Leicester with Jürgen Klopp’s side aiming to set an all-time record at Anfield. Liverpool haven’t lost their last 63 home league games. This matches a club record set in December 1980, which ended in a loss to Leicester.

Tottenham, leader of the Leicester trail league, by two points and can go ahead if they win. Liverpool will step up to Spurs on points with a victory.

In a match between two teams with 16 top titles between them, Leeds (3) host Arsenal (13) at Elland Road. Also on Sunday, Fulham will host Everton and West Ham will travel to Sheffield United last.

SPAIN

Spain’s leaders Real Sociedad visit Cadiz to add to their five-game winning streak and take a three-point lead at the top of the league. Real Sociedad lead Atlético Madrid on goal difference. The Basque Country club are led by Spain striker Mikel Oyarzabal, who scored six goals in his victory.

Cadiz, which has impressed since returning to the top flight, is in sixth place. But they will be without forward Álvaro Negredo due to muscle injury and Anthony Lozano after the striker tested positive for the coronavirus .

Moreover, Valencia will look to build on their 4-1 loss to Real Madrid in the last round when they visit Alavés. Granada welcome last-place Valladolid and Eibar seek their first home win of the season against Getafe.

GERMANY

Union Berlin was expected to struggle in its second Bundesliga season, especially after seeing a host of players, including goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz, leave in the offseason. But Urs Fischer’s team started the eighth round in fifth place and are on a six-game unbeaten streak. Union will then travel to Cologne, which will play 17 games without a win, including last season. Fischer still expects a tough test for his team.

“In the previous games against Werder Bremen (1-1) and Bayern Munich (1-2), the Cologne players were very compact. They are well organized,” said Fischer.

Cologne forward Sebastian Andersson has been one of those who left the Union in the offseason and will be looking forward to adding to his two league goals so far.

Winless Mainz visits Freiburg in the other match.

ITALY

League leaders AC Milan face one of their toughest tests yet when they travel to Napoli. Milan are one of three unbeaten sides in Serie A this season, along with Juventus and Sassuolo, and are one point ahead of second-placed Juventus. Napoli, fourth, can move closer to Milan with a victory.

Sassuolo will look to take advantage of any slip from Milan to climb to a once unthinkable summit. They are only two points away from the Rossoneri and visit Hellas Verona.

This is only Sassuolo’s eighth season in the Italian top flight and the team have never finished above sixth.

Also, it is: Fiorentina against Benevento, Inter Milan against Torino, Roma against Parma, Sampdoria against Bologna and Udinese against Genoa.

FRANCE

Lille haven’t won in three matches and recently lost their unbeaten record, but coach Christophe Galtier’s side only need a draw at home to fight Lorient to overtake Monaco and resume second place. However, a win would move Lille to just two points behind league leaders Paris Saint-Germain after their 3-2 loss to Monaco on Friday.

In other games, Lyon’s improvement will look to go eight games unbeaten and move closer to the top three places when they visit Angers, and Montpellier is at home in Strasbourg, 19th place.

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