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October 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

A loaded Sunday slate headlines this version of the weekend watch:

Valencia vs. Atletico Madrid, Spanish Primera, Saturday at 7 a.m.

The surprise second-place team in La Liga plays host to the defending-champion, third-place one in a title and European race where every point counts.

Aston Villa vs. Manchester City, English Premier League, Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Villa may not be quite as high in the table as it was during its blazing start, but it is still a respectable sixth – and Christian Benteke is set to return after a lengthy injury layoff.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal, English Premier League, Sunday at 6 a.m.

The Blues have steamrolled their way through the first month-and-half of the season and top the table with room to spare. The Gunners are already six points off the pace and will be desperate to avoid falling farther back.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Mainz, German Bundesliga, Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

One of the most underrated group of supporters in Europe gets an occasion to match, as two teams currently occupying Champions League places in Germany go toe-to-toe.

Juventus vs. A.S. Roma, Italian Serie A, Sunday at 9 a.m.

The best is saved for last, as the sides that finished Nos. 1 and 2 in last season’s table face off in a match that could eventually decide this year’s Scudetto winner.

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