DStv and GOtv customers look forward to extended action from La liga and Serie A with matches scheduled to run from Friday 10 to Monday 13 December 2021.
This week, we get to see the legendary La Liga, where the top match for this round is the Madrid derby (El Derbi Madrileño) between Real and Atletico at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on the evening of Sunday 12 December at 9pm on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga.
Not only a fearsome clash over the capital city’s bragging rights, this match could be key in the title race, with Los Blancos hoping to claim three key points against the defending champions and boost their hopes of reclaiming the Spanish crown.
This round of La Liga action also sees Sevilla face a tricky test with a trip to the Basque region to face Athletic Bilbao, whose coach Marcelino is hoping to see more ruthlessness from his team if they are to climb the table and challenge for a European spot. The match will air live at 9pm on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga.
Other games to watch from Spain’s top flight this round includes Barcelona visiting Osasuna on Sunday at 4:15pm on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga and looking to continue their progress under new boss Xavi; Real Sociedad looking to keep up their title challenge with a tricky clash away to Real Betis at 6:30pm on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport GOtv La Liga; and a Monday-night relegation six-pointer between Cadiz and Granada at 9pm on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport Football to close out Matchday 17.
This round of Seria A action opens on the evening of Friday 10 December with the ‘Derby della Lanterna’ (derby of the lanterns) between Genoa and Sampdoria from the Luigi Ferraris Stadium at 8:45pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1. The derby’s name is derived from the Torre della Lanterna, the ancient landmark and the main lighthouse for the city’s port.
Regarded as one of Italian football’s great derbies, this clash features two teams looking to push themselves away from the danger of the relegation zone, with Genoa having turned to Andriy Shevchenko to try and turn their fortunes around.
Saturday sees heavyweights Juventus and Milan chasing away wins over Venezia and Udinese respectively, while Fiorentina could produce another thrilling performance when they welcome Salernitana to Stadio Artemio Franchi at 3pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1.
La Viola will look to the striking exploits of Dusan Vlahovic, who is regarded as the hottest property on the transfer market ahead of January’s window.
Sunday sees Napoli and Internazionale looking to keep up their title pushes with matches at home to Empoli and Cagliari respectively at 6pm and 8:45pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1. Inter will hope that Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu continues the great form he has shown since his switch from AC Milan in the offseason.
The round wraps up on the evening of Monday 13 December with Roma hosting Spezia. The Giallorossi have unearthed a new gem in Ghanaian attacker Felix Afena-Gyan, who recently stole the headlines with a brace against Genoa. The match will air live at 8:45pm on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1.