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European soccer is back, which combined with the sport in the Western Hemisphere means there are games all day every single weekend from pretty much here until next summer. With so many leagues, so many teams and tons of great players to watch, let us be your guide on what to watch in world soccer this weekend. 

Here are the five matches you should watch, ranked, with one being the most exciting, and we've tossed some notables around the globe to keep an eye on. 

5. Wolves vs. Tottenham

Date: Saturday, Aug. 21 | Time: 9 a.m. ET
TV: NBCSN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)  
Ceasars Sportsbook Odds: Wolves +230 | Draw +205 | Tottenham +140 

Why watch: This should be a fun one. Nuno Espirito Santo, Tottenham's new coach, makes his return to the Molineaux to face his former club Wolverhampton on Saturday. Spurs kicked off their season by winning Nuno's debut on Sunday, topping Premier League reigning champions Manchester City. It will be an emotional return for Nuno in front of the fans after helping the team earn promotion to the top flight and solidifying them as Premier League mainstays. Also, will Harry Kane play?

4. Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona

Date: Saturday, Aug. 21 | Time: 4 p.m. ET
TV: None | Live stream: ESPN+  
Ceasars Sportsbook Odds: Athletic +320 | Draw +250 | Barcelona -110   

Why watch: Barca without Lionel Messi isn't the same, but can they build off of that 4-2 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday? The club looked pretty sharp in the opener, with Memphis Depay grabbing an assist and looking lively throughout. Athletic will be a tough test for Barca, but if if they can win this, those lowered expectations will start to rise.

3. Brest vs. PSG 

Date: Friday, Aug. 20 | Time: 2 p.m. ET
TV: beIN Sports | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Ceasars Sportsbook Odds: Brest +950 | Draw +500 | PSG -380     

Why watch: All eyes are on Lionel Messi. The former Barcelona superstar is now at PSG and it seems as if he may not be ready to make his club debut here. He trained with the team this week and looks comfortable and ready to go, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly decided to travel without him. Nonetheless, if this isn't the spot where he makes his debut, we're going to keep tracking his status here.

2. Udinese vs. Juventus

Date: Sunday, Aug. 22 | Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network | Live stream: Paramount+
Ceasars Sportsbook Odds: Udinese +650 | Draw +320 | Juventus -210     

Why watch: Serie A debuts on Paramount+ this weekend, and the slate is highlighted by Juventus traveling to face Udinese. Juve lost at Udinese last season in heartbreaking fashion and will hope for a better day on Sunday with Cristiano Ronaldo and American Weston McKennie both expected to play. Udinese, on the other hand, will look to improve in attack after the departure of star midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, now at Atletico Madrid.

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1. Arsenal vs. Chelsea

Date: Sunday, Aug. 22 | Time: 11 a.m. ET
TV: NBCSN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)     
Ceasars Sportsbook Odds: Arsenal +375, Draw +265, Chelsea -130       

Why watch: A derby match in England is always must see, and especially when it is Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners already have some pressure on them after losing 2-0 to Brentford in their opener, while Chelsea are looking like title contenders with their opening win over Crystal Palace. Might we see new striker signing Romelu Lukaku for the Blues? American attacker Christian Pulisic will miss this match though after testing positive for COVID.

Honorable mentions

Friday, Aug. 20: One game to watch in ...

  • Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs. Stuttgart, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers vs. Dunfermline, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • EFL Championship: Bristol City vs. Swansea City, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Belgium's Pro League: Standard Liège vs. Oostende, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • La Liga: Real Betis vs. Cadiz, 3 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Argentina's Liga Profesional: Indepediente vs. Defensa y Justicia, 8 p.m. (Paramount+)  
  • Liga MX: Mazatlán vs. Tigres UANL, 10 p.m. (TUDN)
  • MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Saturday, Aug. 21: One game to watch in ...

  • EFL Championship: QPR vs. Barnsley, 7:30 a.m. (ESPN+)
  • Premier League: Manchester City vs. Norwich City, 10 a.m. (USA)
  • Ligue 1: Monaco vs. Lens, 11 a.m. (beIN Sports)
  • Italy's Serie A: Inter Milan vs. Genoa, 12:30 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)
  • Portugal's Primeira Liga: Gil Vicente vs. Benfica, 1 p.m. (Gol TV)
  • La Liga: Espanyol vs. Villarreal, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Dutch Eredivisie: PSV vs. Cambuur, 2 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Turkish Süper Lig: Gaziantep vs. Beşiktaş, 2:45 p.m. (beIN Sports Xtra)
  • MLS: Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders, 5:30 p.m. (Fox)
  • The Women's Cup: Racing Louisville vs. Bayern Munich, 6 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • Brasileirão Série A: Grêmio vs. Bahia, 6 p.m. (Paramount+)  
  • Argentina's Liga Profesional: Boca Juniors vs. Patronato, 7:15 p.m. (Paramount+)  
  • NWSL: OL Reign vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC, 10 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • Women's ICC: Lyon vs. Portland Thorns, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
  • Liga MX: Monterrey vs. Guadalajara, 10:30 p.m. (Univision)

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Sunday, Aug. 22: One game to watch in ...

  • Dutch Eredivisie: Twente vs. Ajax, 6:15 a.m. (ESPN+)
  • Scottish Premiership: Dundee FC vs. Hibernian, 7 a.m. (CBS Sports Network)
  • Premier League: Southampton vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. (Peacock)
  • Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. Köln, 11: 30 a.m. (ESPN+)
  • Belgium's Pro League: Club Brugge vs. Beerschot VA, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Portugal's Primeira Liga: Marítimo vs. Porto, 1 p.m. (Gol TV)
  • Italy's Serie A: Roma vs. Fiorentina, 2:45 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • Ligue 1: Nice vs. Marseille, 2:45 p.m. (beIN Sports)  
  • Turkish Süper Lig: Fenerbahçe vs. Antalyaspor, 2:45 p.m. (beIN Sports Xtra)
  • Brasileirão Série A: Ceará vs. Flamengo, 3 p.m. (Paramount+)
  • NWSL: Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride, 4 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
  • La Liga: Levante vs. Real Madrid, 4 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • Liga MX: Club América vs. Club Tijuana, 6 p.m. (Univision)
  • Argentina's Liga Profesional: Gimnasia vs. River Plate, 7:15 p.m. (Paramount+)

(All times U.S./Eastern)