August 25, 2006
5 Intriguing Matches This Weekend
Real Madrid v. Villarreal – The new look Galaticos hope to start their season with three points against the Yellow Submarine. The four new signings, Mahamadou Diarra, Emerson, Fabio Cannavaro and Ruud van Nistelrooy may all feature at the Bernabeu.
Nacional v. Libertad – Round 8 of the Paraguayan Clausura sees Libertad defend the unofficial Club World Championship against strugglers Nacional.
Anderlecht v. Club Brugge – Two of the strongest sides in Belgium get together with Anderlecht looking to stretch their two point lead at the top of the table.
Lille v. Bordeaux – The other teams from France that qualified for the Champions League meet as they hope to topple the Lyon dynasty.
Cardiff v. Birmingham City – The top two teams in the Championship face off at Ninian Park. The Bluebirds will be hoping to continue their surprise start and perhaps spring a shock promotion bid from a win here. The Blues will hope that loan signing Nicklas Bendtner can continue to score the goals their strikers couldn’t last season.