The Weekend Special returns to bring you certain fixtures that we football fans should keep our eyes on with the upcoming weekend, whether it will be televised, or via some sort of online means, because if you can read this article, I can pretty much assume you can find your way to a means of watching something.
To recap here were my choices from last week.
1. Borussia M'Gladbach vs Hoffenheim. August 25, 9:30 PM at Stadion im Borussia-Park (Bundesliga)
Stephan's team goes down 2-1, done in by free kick opportunities by M'Gladbach's Juan Arango.
2. Manchester United vs Fulham. August 25, 10:00 PM at Old Trafford (Barclays English Premier League)
The 3-2 win by the Red Devils was highlighted by van Persie and Kagawa scoring their first goals.
3. Vasco da Gama vs Fluminense. August 26, 5:30 AM at Estádio Olímpico João Havelange (Brazil Serie A)
Thiago Neves powers Fluminense with a brace for the 2-1 victory.
4. Paris Saint-Germain vs Bordeaux. August 27, 3:00 AM at Parc des Princes (Ligue 1)
PSG's flat start continues, as they get into their 3rd straight draw in Ligue 1, a goalless variety at home.
5. Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls. August 27, 9:00 AM at Livestrong Sporting Park (Major League Soccer)
Kei Kamara was responsible for the goals in this match, as his 4th minute goal for Sporting was countered by an own goal in the 28th minute for the 1-1 draw, keeping Sporting KC two points ahead of the Red Bulls.
Here are my five choices for the week, by order of chronological appearances (dates are in Manila).
1. Olympique Lyonnais vs Valenciennes. September 1, 11:00 PM at Stade Gerland (Ligue 1)
Both teams just trailing league leaders Olympique Marseille by a couple of points, but Lyon will be entering this match with a new makeup, as French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris moves across the Channel to join Tottenham.
2. Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers. September 2, 12:30 AM at Ettihad Stadium (Barclays English Premier League)
The last time these two clubs met, Sergio Aguero authored the dramatic comeback that netted City their first league title in 44 years. Although the Argentine won't be around due to injury, Roberto Mancini will be looking at the trio of Balotelli, Tevez and Dzeko to collectively take over. While on the side, Mark Hughes' shopping looks to be over, with a lineup that possibly would be completely different from their previous encounter.
3.Liverpool vs Arsenal. September 2, 8:30 PM at Anfield (Barclays English Premier League)
Two teams experiencing slow starts to the season, a start that prompted its fans to monitor the transfer window deadline, which proved to be a fruitless endeavour for both sides.
4. Internazionale vs AS Roma. September 3, 2:45 AM at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Serie A)
The elder statesman against the gifted young mind. Roma's Zdenek Zeman is the oldest in Serie A, while Andrea Stramaccioni is the youngest, having earned the chance to manage the team after his performance last season.
5. FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF. September 3, 3:30 AM at Camp Nou (La Liga BBVA)
Spanish international defender Jordi Alba faces his old team for the first time, as Barcelona aims to put its disappointment over the SuperCopa behind.