It is Friday, which means it is time to prepare for non-stop action from Spain with La Liga back in the fray. After an intense week of World Cup qualifying playoffs, the focus turns back to the domestic responsibilities.
The times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST) and include the pregame pleasantries, although sometimes the matches on the DIRECTV La Liga specific channels may not go to match coverage until right before kickoff.
Tenerife vs. Sevilla – 11:55 AM on GOL TV
Deportivo La Coruña vs. Atlético Madrid – 11:55 AM on ESPN Deportes/ESPN 360
Real Madrid vs. Racing Santander – 1:55 PM on ESPN Deportes/ESPN 360
Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona – 3:55 PM on GOL TV (After all the controversy about France’s entry into the World Cup Finals, Thierry Henry will likely see this match as an escape from the furor.)
Villarreal vs. Real Valladolid – 10:45 AM on DIRECTV channel 458
Espanyol vs. Getafe – 10:45 AM on DIRECTV channel 456
Mallorca vs. Almería – 10:45 AM on DIRECTV channel 457
Málaga vs. Real Zaragoza – 12:55 PM on ESPN Deportes/ESPN 360
Osasuna vs. Valencia – 3:55 PM on GOL TV
Sorry for those Sporting Gijón and Xerez fans, their match against each other will not be shown on US TV.
Also, the UEFA Champions League returns next week with crucial group matches for the Spanish teams.
UEFA Champions League
Barcelona vs. Inter Milan – Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 PM on Fox Sports Net/Fox Sports en Español
Unirea Urziceni vs. Sevilla – Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 PM on DIRECTV channel 464 (464-1 for HD)
Real Madrid vs. FC Zürich – Wednesday, November 25 at 2:30 PM on Fox Sports en Español (5:00 for the delayed broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel for those who do not receive Fox Sports en Español)
APOEL Nicosia vs Atlético Madrid – Wednesday, November 25 at 2:30 PM on DIRECTV channel 466 (466-1 for HD) (This may seem a dead rubber, but this match will likely decide which team will parachute to the UEFA Europa League and which team will see their European vacation end.)