Premier leaders Valletta can extend their unbeaten run if they win against bottom club Rabat Ajax tonight. A win tonight for Sliema Wanderers against Melita would lift them to second in the table. B’Kara and Hibernian’s, level on points go head to head tomorrow while Floriana would climb into the top half of the table if they beat Tarxien Rainbows.
Liverpool have gone top of the Europa League Group A after a Stewart Downing strike gave them a 1-0 win over Russia’a Makhachkala. Newcastle’s chances of reaching the next stage look brighter after a comfortable 1-0 victory against Bruge put the Magpies three points clear at the top of Group D. Tottenham Hotspurs have left themselves with plenty still to do after being held to a 1-1 draw at Maribor. Napoli were stunned by a 3-1 defeat away to Group F leaders Dnipro of Ukraine, they are now third in the group, six points adrift of the leaders. Inter share the lead in Group H after a 1-0 win against Partizan Belgrade and Lazio remain top of Group J despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Panathinaikos.
After their Champions League defeat to Ajax, Manchester City have to pick themselves up for tomorrows premier game against Swansea. Arsenal who lost to Schalke are at home for the visit of queens Park Rangers.
AC Milan desperately need points against Genoa who will play for the first time under new coach Del Neri.
La Liga leaders Barcelona travel to Vallecano while second place Atletico Madrid play Osasuna on Sunday.
Schalke 04 can go second in the German Bundesliga if they beat Nurnberg.