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Napoli vs Juventus and Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: TV Times and Starting Lineups

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For viewers in the United States, beIN SPORTS has arguably two of the biggest games on television today, and the matches both will be played at practically the same time. First, there’s Napoli against Juventus at 2:45pm ET on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld. And then, kicking off at 3pm ET is Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on beIN SPORTS Espańol and DishWorld.

Even though the Barcelona against Atleti game is on beIN SPORTS Espańol, you can select the SAP button to listen to commentary from Phil Schoen and Ray Hudson.

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, the matches are being shown exclusively on beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol and DishWorld. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORT, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, 3pm ET on beIN SPORTS Espańol and DishWorld

After turbulent start to the season, Atletico Madrid didn’t really look capable of defending their La Liga crown this season. But after Barcelona and Real Madrid suffered shock losses in their last league outing, Diego Simeone’s side are back in with a shout; they can enhance their chances even further when they take on the Blaugrana at the Camp Nou this weekend.

It’s a venue that’ll stir positive memories amongst the Ateltico faithful. The club picked up a 1-1 draw to secure the league title in Catalonia last season and were roundly applauded by the home fans that remained in the iconic stadium. They will return this weekend with a much changed side, but one that is beginning to rediscover it’s swagger.

The performances of this Atletico team in recent weeks has been a joy to behold and in Antoine Griezmann, they have one of the finest players in the division at the moment. The French international will surely relish the chance to go up against what has been an occasionally ropey Barcelona back-line this season.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves were all left out of the Blaugrana squad for their defeat at Real Sociedad. All of those key men should return for this one and they’ll be desperate to get one over the Rojiblancos after failing to beat them in four attempts last season’s campaign.

Starting lineups:

Barcelona: Bravo; Dani Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Neymar, Messi, Suarez.

Atletico Madrid: Moya; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Jesus Gamez; Gabi, Tiago, Koke; Arda Turan, Griezmann, Mandzukic.

Napoli vs Juventus, 2:45pm ET on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld

Massimiliano Allegri and his team will be hoping to bounce back from that disappointing draw against Inter this weekend, but there are few sterner tests for Serie A sides that a trip to the San Paolo to take on Napoli.

The Partenopei started 2015 with a bang, too. A virtuoso display from Gonzalo Higuain helped Napoli to an excellent 4-1 win away at Cesena in their last outing. They look to be in good form and after getting the better of Juventus recently on penalties in the Italian Super Cup final, you can bet that this is a clash they will relish the challenge of taking on the league leaders.

Juventus have dominated Serie A for the past three campaigns, but after slipping up in midweek against Inter, it looks as though we might be set for a long awaited race for the Scudetto. On paper,  they remain the strongest squad in the division, but with an effervescent Roma side just one point back and breathing down their necks, it looks set to be a close run thing.

Napoli—like Lazio—are amongst a clutch of clubs who will fancy their chances of taking that third Champions League spot. A win over the champions would lay down a major marker for them, but after dropping points in midweek, expect a focused Bianconeri performance.

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

Starting lineups:

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Britos; Gargano, David Lopez; De Guzman, Hamsik, Callejon; Higuain

Juventus: Buffon, Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal, Tevez, Llorente

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