How many supporters will Marseille take to PSG?
Fans of Marseille will boycott Sunday’s match against league leaders Paris Saint-Germain in protest against the closure of two stands for their home match against Angers. The punishment came in the wake of crowd trouble that marred their recent home game against Lyon.
Will Malaga ever score?
While all eyes in Spain will be on Sunday’s Madrid derby, spare a thought for Malaga, who are the only club in the top flights of Europe’s big 5 leagues yet to register a goal. Surprisingly, despite this drought, they are not bottom of La Liga. Three goalless draws have brought them points, but they will be hoping to break their goalscoring duck against fellow strugglers Real Sociedad on Saturday night.
Are Fiorentina the real deal?
Five wins in a row including a hugely impressive 4-1 away win last weekend to shatter Inter’s 100 per cent start to the season, have taken Fiorentina to the top of the Serie A standings. Paulo Sousa’s team face Atalanta on Sunday and for the first time this season, the pressure will be on. In the wake of Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League win over Belenenses, the new league leaders should not be short on confidence.
Can Borussia Dortmund stop their former striker Lewandowski?
With ten goals in his last three matches there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski is the form striker in Europe at the moment. The Pole’s reunion with his former club Borussia Dortmund is one of a number of fascinating sub-plots surrounding Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash. A win for Bayern and the gap between the two sides will be seven points, which even at this early stage of the season, could be decisive.
Is Arsenal’s meeting with Manchester United a title clash?
One has to go back to the days of Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira to find a time when this fixture last had a bearing for both teams on the destination of the Premier League table. But, with United top of the table for the first time since Alex Ferguson was in charge and Arsenal, notwithstanding their midweek Champions League shocker, looking just three points adrift, Sunday’s clash does appear to have significance.