Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Man City vs Sunderland & Everton vs Crystal Palace: Open Thread

It’s another chock-a-block day of world soccer today with three big games in Europe featuring el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona to decide who will win the 2014 Copa del Rey trophy.

Plus there are two matches in the Premier League where we have battles at the top and bottom of the league. Manchester City must beat Sunderland today to have any hope of trying to win the Premier League title. Bottom placed Sunderland, meanwhile, will be hoping to get something out of this match as it’s one of their vital games in hand.

Meanwhile, Everton will leapfrog over Arsenal back into fourth place with a win tonight. But Palace need a win to guarantee a place in the Premier League next season. Woof!

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US:

Manchester City vs Sunderland, 2:45pm, NBCSN
Everton vs Crystal Palace, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (Copa del Rey final), 3pm, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN

Starting line-ups:

Barcelona: Pinto, Alves, Mascherano, Bartra, Alba, Sergio, Xavi, Iniesta, Neymar, Messi and Fàbregas

Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Coentrao, Modric, Xabi, Di Maria, Isco, Bale and Benzema

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Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Aguero, Negredo

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Clichy, Rodwell, Dzeko, Jovetic

Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea (c), Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Borini, Wickham.

Subs: Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Scocco, Mavrias, Agnew, Ustari.

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Everton: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines; Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Deulofeu, McGeady; Lukaku

Subs: Joel, Hibbert, Naismith, McCarthy, Osman, Garbutt, Alcaraz

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Delaney, Dann, Ward, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome

Subs: Hennessey, Parr, McCarthy, Ince, O’Keefe, Gayle, Murray

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Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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