Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Inter Milan vs Juventus, Manchester United vs Fulham, and Italy vs England headline our list of must-watch games.

Top games to watch this week

Friday, March 17

Nottingham vs Newcastle (English Premier League)

Real Valladolid vs Athletic Club (La Liga)

Atalanta vs Empoli (Serie A)

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Werder Bremen (Bundesliga)

Lyon vs Nantes (Ligue 1)

Puebla vs Atlas (Liga MX)

Saturday, March 18

Southampton vs Tottenham (English Premier League)

Chelsea vs Everton (English Premier League)

Atlético Madrid vs Valencia (La Liga)

Udinese vs Milan (Serie A)

Borussia Dortmund vs Köln (Bundesliga)

Benfica vs Vitoria Guimaraes (Primeira Liga)

Manchester City vs Burnley (FA Cup)

Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC (MLS)

Atlanta United vs Portland Timbers (MLS)

New York City vs DC United (MLS)

LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS)

Tigres UANL vs Monterrey (Liga MX)

Guadalajara vs América (Liga MX)

Sunday, March 19

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (English Premier League)

Getafe vs Sevilla (La Liga)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid (La Liga)

Lazio vs Roma (Serie A)

Inter vs Juventus (Serie A)

Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern München (Bundesliga)

Sporting Braga vs Porto (Primeira Liga)

PSG vs Rennes (Ligue 1)

Manchester United vs Fulham (FA Cup)

Thursday, March 23

Italy vs England (UEFA Euro Qualifiers)

Denmark vs Finland (UEFA Euro Qualifiers)

Portugal vs Liechtenstein (UEFA Euro Qualifiers)

Suriname vs Mexico (CONCACAF Nations League)

Most-watched soccer games in the USA: March 6-12, 2023

It was quite a week of action in terms of soccer games, and audiences in the USA were sure to enjoy leagues from all around the world to satisfy their cravings for goals and saves.

The trend set at the start of 2023 by TV networks has continued this past week, with Liga MX games dominating audiences across the United States. This time, the clash between Tigres and América earned the highest audience numbers, with over 1 million average viewers having a look at the game.

The runner-up spot in this ranking went to another Liga MX clash. That honor went to the game played between Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM, which gathered over 850,000 average users. The last game to make the podium was a continental match, more accurately, the game between Bayern and PSG, which saw Die Roten claiming the quarterfinal spot at the expense of Les Parisiens.

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What are this week's must-watch games?

Manchester United host Fulham in the FA Cup live this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET exclusively on ESPN+

Manchester United will not be in action in the Premier League this weekend as the English giants gear up for an interesting FA Cup showdown. The Red Devils will host Fulham in the quarterfinals as they prepare to battle it out for a ticket to Wembley. Ten Hag's men enter this clash on the back of their 1-0 victory at Real Betis in the UEFA Europa League, a result that secured progression to the quarterfinals. Fulham, on the other hand, recently lost 3-0 at home to Arsenal and will look to bounce back. Casemiro will start the first of his four-match ban in this tie, meaning Marco Silva's men should be able to test Rashford and Co.

Manchester City, Fulham, FA Cup, Broadcast Listings

Inter vs Juventus live this Sunday at 3:45 p.m. ET exclusively on Paramount+

Two Italian powerhouses lock horns just before the international break as Inter Milan welcome Juventus to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday. The Nerazzurri recently secured their spot in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals after drawing nil-nil away to Porto, meaning the hosts are high on confidence. Meanwhile, the Old Lady have progressed to the same stage of the UEFA Europa League after beating Freiburg 2-0 on Thursday. Additionally, Allegri's men have won five out of their last six Serie A games and will need to maintain this form if they are to secure European football in the wake of their points deduction.

Inter Milan, Juventus, Broadcast Listings, Serie A

Another El Clasico! Barcelona vs Real Madrid live this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes

El Clasico is back! Sunday will see Real Madrid visit Barcelona in a do-or-die clash in the Spanish top-flight title race. Los Blancos, having recently beaten Liverpool 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu in the UEFA Champions League, will fall 12 points behind the table-topping Catalan giants if they to lose at Camp Nou. As a result, with only 13 rounds remaining in La Liga, this is a must-win tie for Ancelotti's side. Unfortunately for Los Blancos, the Blaugrana have won all but one of their last 10 league games, conceding only two goals along the way. Additionally, Xavi's men secured victory the last time these two Spanish giants met, beating the reigning champions in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal match-up. Don't miss this clash.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, El Clasico, La Liga, Broadcast Listings

Italy vs England live this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. ET on FS1, Fox Sports GO, and the Fox Sports App

An international break is upon us, with the Euro 2024 qualifiers kicking off this Thursday. The standout game taking place is England's clash with Italy, with the Three Lions taking on the Azzurri on Matchday 1. Southgate's men will get a shot at revenge after losing the Euro 2020 final to Mancini's side not too long ago. Additionally, England are still reeling from their 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal exit against France and will need to bounce back immediately. Italy, on the other hand, failed to qualify for Qatar 2022 and desperately need to turn a corner with their current crop of young players.

Italy, England, UEFA Euro Qualifying, Broadcast Listings 

This week in women's football, March 17, March 23, Frauen Bundesliga, Serie A Women,  

Once again, there will be quite a few matches taking place in various women's soccer leagues, including the Women's FA Cup, as well as some intriguing ties happening in Germany, Italy, and Spain. So make sure you mark your calendars, as it's set to be a very busy week ahead.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the upcoming week in the world of women's soccer. 

Frauen Bundesliga

In Germany, the title race continues to be a two-way race between Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich. Die Wölfinnen successfully recovered from their shock 2-1 defeat to Hoffenheim by cruising to a 4-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen last weekend, while Bayern swept Duisburg 4-0 to temporarily take the top spot in the league table.

Both teams will be in action once again, with Wolfsburg kicking off matchday 15 with a Friday home match against relegation-bound Turbine Potsdam, whose match against Köln was postponed last round. Meanwhile, Bayern will travel to face Köln on Saturday, and given that Wolfsburg are expected to easily beat Potsdam, who have yet to win a game this season, the onus will be on Bayern to match that result to try to stay within touching distance.

Despite being seven points behind the league leaders, Eintracht Frankfurt will look to continue trying to stay within touching distance of second-placed Bayern when they face Essen on Sunday. With four wins from their last five games, Frankfurt are looking like the heavy favorites against an Essen team who have struggled for consistency this season.

Serie A (women)

Over in Italy, league leaders Roma will get things on Friday as they face Fiorentina. The Giallorosse are eight points clear at the league summit as they hope to win what will be their first Scudetto at the end of this campaign. Meanwhile, Fiorentina, who were once tied with Juventus in second, have had a bad patch of form that has seen them lose two on the trot and slide down to fifth in the standings. 

As for Juventus, the Bianconere will lock horns with Milan in what should be an interesting match. Both teams have been in good form lately, with each side having won four of their last five Serie A ties. 

Primera División Española (Liga F)

Valencia will hope to become the first side to stop Barcelona this season when they host them on Friday, but considering that the Blaugrana have won every single one of their 21 league ties this term, it will be much easier said than done. The home side are on a three-match winning streak, including a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Athletic last time out, but Barcelona have been simply unstoppable as they crushed a high-flying Levante side 4-0 to take one step closer to the league crown.

Real Madrid, who sit in second, suffered a huge setback in their quest to close the gap on Barcelona following a frustrating scoreless stalemate against Atletico Madrid in last weekend's Madrid Derby. Las Blancas will naturally aim to rebound against ninth-ranked Granadilla Tenerife and will also hope that Valencia, who play a day earlier on Friday, may be able to cause Barcelona some problems.

After seeing their 11 match league winning streak end last weekend, Levante, who sit in a very impressive third spot, will have a great chance to recoup when they face Sporting de Huelva on the road on Sunday. That's because their upcoming hosts Sporting de Huelva are on a five-match losing streak and are just two points away from the drop zone.

Didn't find your favorite women's league on this list? No worries, as this is just a highlight of some of the exciting games coming up this week. Make sure to check out our bespoke women's soccer page here at for full broadcast info, match updates, news, and more.   

Major League Soccer - Full preview and details ahead of Matchweek 4

This will be the fourth weekend of action in Major League Soccer, and while some fans are now complaining about the appearance of the FIFA international break, there will be plenty to keep an eye on in what will be one more match for all teams involved in the league.

The only team with a perfect record is located in the Western Conference, where St. Louis SC have dominated the opposition with three wins in three games. The defending champions, Los Angeles FC, are still undefeated, but their postponed match against Los Angeles Galaxy has prevented them from reaching nine points. Meanwhile, Atlanta, Nashville, and Cincinnati are still unbeaten in the Eastern Conference, although all of them have dropped points, which has given the expansion team an edge in the race to win the Supporters' Shield.

The next few days will bring some exciting matches for fans to watch, especially for those who support clubs also involved in the CONCACAF Champions League. Moreover, it will be interesting to see how teams go all in to win their final points before the international break, with squads such as Montreal, Charlotte, and Houston still waiting to win their first match of the season.

Without further ado, here's what you should keep in mind before Matchweek Four gets underway.

How to watch Matchweek 4 in the 2023 MLS season?

Fans in the USA and Canada will be able to watch select games on regular TV networks. The first one of those will be Seattle vs Los Angeles FC, a battle for the top spot in the Western Conference. Another match set to be available on TV will be Toronto vs Inter Miami. Added to that, LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps will also be made available on TV and streamed free of charge on Apple TV. The rest of this week's matches will be available to be streamed in over 100 countries via MLS Season Pass. 

Top news of the week in Major League Soccer

Three MLS teams make it to the next round in the CONCACAF Champions League

The top continental competition for CONCACAF teams delivered good news for MLS sides, as three out of five squads made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Los Angeles FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Philadelphia Union are through to the final eight teams in the tournament, and fate has already dealt more good news for the league, as the Whitecaps and LAFC will lock horns in the next stage, which guarantees at least one MLS club in the semis. On the other hand, Austin FC and Orlando City SC were unable to beat their rivals, which means they will get to watch the rest of the tournament at home.

Jon Gallagher claims Goal of the Matchday with stunner against Real Salt Lake

There was hardly any debate on who the winner of the best goal of the week should have been, as Jon Gallagher dominated the polls almost immediately after scoring against Real Salt Lake.

The stunning shot off Gallagher's left foot was even more spectacular after hitting the crossbar, but the fact that this goal came away from home must have made it an even sweeter moment for the Austin FC man.

MLS players called up to their national teams for the first International break in 2023

The North American league continues to contribute to teams from all around the world, as 44 MLS players have been called up by their national teams for international duty. The teams with the most call-ups were Atlanta United and Minnesota United, both with six of their footballers ready to serve their countries.

For additional details regarding Major League Soccer's schedule, top scorers, and more, visit our bespoke MLS page here.

Biggest stories of the week

UEFA Champions League: Osimhen's brace inspires Napoli to historic quarterfinal berth

Napoli secured a historic Champions League quarterfinal spot after defeating Eintracht Frankfurt in Wednesday night's clash. In-form striker Victor Osimhen scored a brilliant double as the Partenopei cruised to a 5-0 aggregate win inside Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The build-up to the match had been marred as Eintracht Frankfurt fans clashed with police. Despite being banned from attending the second leg of the last-16 tie, the supporters made their way to Naples anyway and found themselves in a fracas with the law enforcers. However, all was soon forgotten as the hosts proceeded to make another statement of intent with an exhilarating performance.

Going into the encounter with a two-goal advantage from the first leg, Victor Osimhen was able to dispel any hope of a comeback for the visitors with a thumping header in first-half stoppage time. He subsequently became the first ever Napoli player to score in both matches of a European Cup or Champions League knockout stage.

The Nigerian striker then scored his 23rd goal of the season with a close-range finish from Giovanni di Lorenzo's cross in the 53rd minute, before Piotr Zielinski converted a penalty to make it 3-0 after the former had been brought down in the box inside the 63rd minute.

With the result, Napoli finally reached a Champions League quarterfinal for the first time in their history. An unprecedented domestic and European double remains in sight for Luciano Spalleti's side who have established themselves as the team to beat in this season's campaign.

Meanwhile, the outcome of Wednesday's matchup meant that it is the first time since 2006 that three Italian teams have progressed to the quarterfinals of Europe's premier club competition. As there are no further restrictions on teams from the same country facing each other in the last eight, Napoli were pitted against AC Milan in Friday's draw.

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Liverpool extend unwanted run against Real Madrid with 1-0 loss

It has never been easy for Liverpool to defeat Real Madrid, and while their latest matches against Los Blancos have proven to be quite disappointing, none of them have been as frustrating as the two round of 16 matches their fans recently endured.

The team led by Jürgen Klopp needed three goals to level the tie against Real Madrid after their 5-2 defeat at Anfield, and not only did the Reds fail to score three, they were never as dominant as they needed to be if they wanted to make a difference in this tie. 

To make matters worse, the English side has seen their hoodoo against Los Blancos extending with these two games, which have added to some unfortunate results in the international competition. The Reds are now on a whopping eight-game winless streak against the Spanish heavyweights following Wednesday's result.

To make things even more complicated for the Premier League outfit, their last three exits from the UEFA Champions League have come at the hands of the 14-time winners in the competition.

Whether it is against Vinicius or Benzema, it seems that Liverpool really need to change their tactics against Real Madrid if they really want to change the way things have gone for them when facing Los Merengues.

FIFA World Cup: All the format changes revealed as 2026 tournament prepares for historic expansion

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar might have been one of the greatest tournaments in history. However, soccer fans will have to wave farewell to that format very soon.

FIFA has unveiled a number of changes to its prestigious international tournament, the most notable being the number of groups. An increase in participants had already been announced, with Qatar 2022 being the last edition to feature 32 teams. Come the 2026 event in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, 48 countries will take part.

However, the previous plan of having 16 groups of three teams has been scrapped following the exciting conclusion to the 2022 group stage. In the recent edition, for example, all of Japan, Spain, Germany, and Costa Rica entered the final matchday with the hope of qualifying out of Group E, something that would not be achievable should there be only three teams in each group.

Instead, the governing body has decided to revert back to four teams per group. As a result, the next FIFA World Cup will have 12 groups, with the top two automatically progressing to the knockout stage. However, unlike before, eight of the best third-placed teams in the group stage will also make it to the next round in a format resembling the Euros.

As a result, FIFA will also introduce a round of 32 prior to the last 16. Additionally, there will be an astronomical rise in matches, with the total number of games being played increasing from the usual 64 to a whopping 104 fixtures.

However, the load on each national team and its players will roughly remain the same. Last year, Argentina and France played a total of seven games en route to that unforgettable final at the Lusail Stadium but from now on, the teams that go all the way will play eight matches.

Likewise, the tournament will now span 39 days instead of 30 due to the increase in matches. Each continent will get an increase in the number of representatives, with UEFA going from 13 to 16 while Africa and South America could have as many as 10 and seven participants respectively.

While everyone isn't in favor of these new changes, pointing to a potential decrease in the quality of games as a downside, there are reasons behind these plans. FIFA is made up of 211 different countries yet only 78 have ever featured in this tournament. This could thus be a tremendous pathway for several national teams to make their debuts and, by extension, develop their game.

As already alluded to, the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held across North America's three major countries. The tournament is scheduled to take place in roughly three years' time, kicking off on June 8.

PSG determined to seek move to new stadium after disagreement with Parisian mayor

PSG are currently facing some major upheaval at the moment, and not just because of their disappointing Champions League exit.

Once again, Les Parisiens were thwarted in their quest to win the Champions League, and it was again Bayern Munich that destroyed their dreams.

Rumors have been rife that this latest setback could spark a summer exodus from the Parc des Princes, with players like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi among those pitted for a potential exit.

Meanwhile, PSG executives are involved in another battle - regarding where the team plays its home games. At the moment, Les Parisiens call the Parc des Princes home, but PSG's owners, Qatar Sports Investments, would like to refurbish the stadium to the tune of approximately $540 million.

However, as per reports, there's a hitch. QSI would only be keen on spending over half a billion dollars on refurbishments if they actually own the venue, and that's not something that some politicians in Paris are too keen on. That is despite PSG having played there since the 1970s.

As a result, PSG have reportedly turned their attention toward other options. According to several reports, while Paris's government, namely, the city's mayor, has refused to sell the Parc des Princes, another iconic venue - one that is in fact larger than the Parc des Princes - could be offered on the market.

The iconic Stade de France, which seats about 80,000 people and has served as the venue for several major tournaments, including the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is being offered on the market as per Bloomberg. The venue is valued at anywhere from $420 million to just upwards of $640 million, so it does fall within the budget of QSI's initial plans to refurbish the Parc des Princes.

PSG and its owners could face some competition in the bidding process, with some sources claiming that there are other interested parties, including potentially FIFA.

Other key headlines from the world of soccer

NWSL Commissioner reveals streaming plans for FULL 2023 season

Speaking in a press conference earlier today, NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman revealed that all of the league's matches, including the NWSL playoffs and title match, will be available to stream on the league's website, .

"In this ever-changing media landscape, multi-platform coverage is key to ensuring the NWSL's sustained growth and exposure in the U.S. and abroad. We are proud to once again make all 176 matches available to our global audience through a variety of viewership platforms," Berman stated.

The league's Commissioner referred to the success of last year's championship match, which was aired on CBS. In her statement, Berman admitted that the 2023 season could be even better thanks to the support of the companies that have trusted them with sponsorships for this new campaign.

"We look forward to delivering all the excitement of the 2023 season culminating in another exciting championship match in primetime thanks to our partners at CBS Sports and Ally," Jessica Berman added.

The 2023 season of the NWSL will begin on March 25 with the North Carolina Courage hosting the Kansas City Current. Additional details for broadcast information and streaming details for all the games will be released as the first match comes closer to kickoff.

Liverpool rocked with huge blow following Real Madrid defeat as midfielder is ruled out for the rest of the season

The Merseyside giants were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, with Jurgen Klopp's men losing 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu in the round of 16. With the first leg ending in an embarrassing 5-2 defeat for the Premier League giants, Salah and Co. lost to the reigning champions 6-2 on aggregate.

This means a top-four finish is now a must for Liverpool. Unfortunately, the Reds will have to pull this off in the absence of one key player and that is the highly-rated midfielder Stefan Bajcetic. The Spanish starlet confirmed this on social media, revealing in an emotional message that he will not play another game this season after suffering a stress response around the adductor.

"Unfortunately I've picked up an injury that will keep me out until the end of the season," the talented 18-year-old wrote on Instagram. 

"It's very sad to say goodbye to this amazing season for me but I understand this is part of football and will only make me stronger physically and mentally.

"I would also like to say thank you to you Reds for all the support through the season and I assure you I will do my best to be back stronger than ever."

Report: Manchester United "ready" club record bid for Victor Oshimen alternative

Ahead of the summer transfer window, Manchester United have been tipped to strengthen their frontline with the signing of a new striker. Napoli's Victor Oshimen is rated highly within the club and is said to be the Red Devils' primary target while Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Frankfurt's Kolo Muani have also been linked with a move to Old Trafford. At the moment, it still remains unclear which of the trio might end up in Manchester, but a report from Germany that emerged on Wednesday has sparked speculations.

According to BILD, United are ready to sign Kolo Muani for a club-record fee of $120M at the end of the season. The 25-year-old French striker has scored 16 times for Frankfurt this season and has drawn interest from top European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, after his remarkable performance for France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.