Man City vs Chelsea, Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna, the Liga MX Femenil Final, and the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers comprise our list of must-watch games this week.

Top games to watch this week

Saturday, May 29

Brentford vs Swansea City (Championship Playoff Final)

Holstein Kiel vs Köln (Bundesliga Relegation Playoff 2nd leg)

Manchester City vs Chelsea (UEFA Champions League Final)

Mexico vs Iceland (International Friendly)

Sunday, May 30

Nantes vs Toulouse (Ligue 1 Relegation Playoff 1st leg)

Switzerland vs USA (International Friendly)

Lyon vs. PSG (Division 1 Feminine)

Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna (Liga MX Torneo Guardianes Final 2nd leg)

Monday, May 31

Spain U21 vs Croatia U21 (UEFA Euro U-21)

Netherlands U21 vs France U21 (UEFA Euro U-21)

Portugal U21 vs Italy U21 (UEFA Euro U-21)

Tigres UANL vs Guadalajara (Liga MX Femenil Final 2nd leg)

Tuesday, June 1

Croatia vs Armenia (International Friendly)

Slovakia vs Bulgaria (International Friendly)

Poland vs Russia (International Friendly)

Wednesday, June 2

Norway vs Luxembourg (International Friendly)

Netherlands vs Scotland (International Friendly)

England vs Austria (International Friendly)

Germany vs Denmark (International Friendly)

France vs Wales (International Friendly)

Thursday, June 3

UEFA Euro U-21 Semi-final 1

Belgium vs Greece (International Friendly)

UEFA Euro U-21 Semi-final 2

Bolivia vs Venezuela (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

Uruguay vs Paraguay (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

Honduras vs USA (CONCACAF Nations League)

Argentina vs Chile (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

Mexico vs Costa Rica (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

Peru vs Colombia (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

What are the must-watch games this week?

Paramount+ brings 2020/21 UEFA Champions League coverage to an end with Saturday's 3 p.m. ET final between Man City and Chelsea

The UEFA Champions League final is upon us! Man City and Chelsea are gearing up for their highly-anticipated showdown, with one of Pep Guardiola or Thomas Tuchel set to get their hands on the coveted prize. These two brilliant tacticians have crossed paths twice this season, with the German emerging triumphant on both occasions, winning 1-0 in their FA Cup semi-final battle and 2-1 in their Premier League run-in at the Etihad Stadium. However, Pep failed to name his strongest XI in both encounters but that will likely change come Saturday's all-important fixture. The Spaniard looks to get his hands on the Ol' Big Ears for the first time since 2011 while the Cityzens look to end their wait for European success. Will Man City emerge victorious or will Chelsea make it three consecutive triumphs over the English champions? Do not miss this showdown.

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Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna in the Liga MX Torneo Guardianes final at 9:45 p.m. ET live on TUDN, Universo, and fuboTV

The Liga MX Torneo Guardianes will come to a wrap this Sunday with Cruz Azul set to host Santos Laguna in the second leg of their two-legged final. The home side boast a narrow 1-0 lead thanks to Luis Romo's 71st-minute strike and should thus be confident of ending their 23-year wait for a Mexican title. Since their last success in 1997, La Máquina have made six Liga MX finals but have suffered defeats on all occasions. Will this be their year? Tune in to TUDN, Universo, and fuboTV on Sunday to find out the answer!

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The 2022 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers continue, with Argentina taking on Chile and Colombia facing Peru live on fubo Latino 

The 2022 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers return, with four of the five midweek games making our list. Second-placed Argentina are gearing up for an exciting showdown with sixth-placed Chile as La Roja look to bounce back after failing to win their last two qualifiers, drawing with Colombia and losing to Uruguay. Speaking of La Celeste, they will be taking on Paraguay who are level on points but ahead in the standings due to a superior goal differential. Victory over Los Guaraníes La Albirroja would see Suarez and Co. leapfrog their rivals and climb up to fourth. Colombia, meanwhile, will be visiting the 2019 Copa America runners-up Peru. All games can be caught live in the US via fubo Latino.

This week in women's football, May 28, June 3, 2021, PSG, Lyon, Guadalajara, Tigres UANL, North Carolina Courage, Racing Louisville, Liga MX Femenil, Division 1 Arkema, NWSL 

The Liga BBVA MX Femenil Grand Final headlines a week filled with women's football action. Here is how you can watch all the Liga MX Femenil, Division 1 Arkema and NWSL action.

How to watch Liga BBVA MX Femenil Grand Final in Mexico and the USA

Tigres UANL will host the Liga BBVA MX Femenil Grand Final at Estadio Universitario on Monday, May 31, at 8 p.m. ET. 

After a 2-1 win against Chivas on Monday, Tigres UANL head into the Guard1anes 2021 Grand Final with high hopes of completing the double – winning Apertura and Clausura. The three-time Clausura champions will look to seal the deal at home and become the first club to win Liga BBVA MX Femenil's Apertura and Clausura trophies.

Despite heading into the final down one goal, Guadalajara still have a chance to go two for two in Liga MX tournament finals. Chivas overcame a 2-0 deficit against Pachuca in the 2017 Apertura final, winning the second-leg 3-0 to claim their first and only title.

How to watch in Mexico and the USA

  • Mexico: TUDN En Vivo, TUDN, Afizzionados


Division 1 Arkema decider Lyon vs. PSG on Sunday, May 30 

Olympique Lyonnais will host Division 1 Feminine rivals PSG at Groupama Stadium on Sunday. The league-deciding game will start at 3 p.m. ET. ATA Football will screen the game in the USA, UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy.

How to watch NWSL games from May 28-30

NWSL action continues with four games this weekend. The North Carolina and Racing Louisville will kick start play on Friday, followed by a game on Saturday and three on Sunday.

Friday, May 28

  • NC Courage vs. Racing Louisville at 7 p.m. ET on Twitch (USA, international) 

Saturday, May 29

  • Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at 7:30 a.m. ET on CBS Sports Network (USA, Canada), Twitch (international)

Sunday, May 30

  • Gotham FC vs. Portland Thorns at 3 p.m. ET on Paramount+ (USA), Twitch (international)

  • Orlando Pride vs. Kansas City at 6 p.m. ET on Paramount+ (USA), Twitch (international)

  • OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit at 7 p.m. ET on Paramount+ (USA), Twitch (international)

Women's Football transfer talk

Completed deals

  • Japan's Mana Iwabuchi joined Arsenal after a strong 2020/21 WSL season at Aston Villa. 

Transfer rumors

  • Everton are in talks with Juventus to sign Italy's Aurora Galli. The three-time Serie A champion would be a great addition to Willie Kirk's Everton project. At just 24 years of age, Galli has a ten-year senior career and seven trophies.

  • Arsenal and Lyon are in talks to swap Nikita Parris and Vivianne Miedema.

  • Italy's No. 1 goalkeeper Laura Giuliani set to join AC Milan on a free transfer from Juventus.

  • Joe Montemurro might be on his way to Juventus despite leaving the Arsenal job to spend time with his family.

  • Abby Dahlkemper might head back to the USA sooner than expected. NC Courage are in talks with the Manchester City and USWNT star, who has two years left in her contract with her FA Women's Super League employers.

  • French midfielder Kenza Dali reportedly close to signing with Arsenal.

Biggest stories of the week

"Unhappy" PSG boss Pochettino ready for a surprise return to Tottenham this summer

Tottenham remain on the lookout for a new head coach for the upcoming 2021/20 season, having sacked Jose Mourinho just over a month ago, with Ryan Mason being given the role of caretaker until the summer. Several managers have been scouted but not many expected former boss Mauricio Pochettino to be linked with a return this summer.

According to the Sun, however, this is a possibility. The highly-popular Argentine tactician was sacked by the north London giants in November 2019 after a huge drop in form, a move which was welcomed by some but questioned by many as he had led them to a UEFA Champions League final only a few months earlier.

According to the British tabloid, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who is looking into the possibility of re-signing Pochettino, has admitted to close friends that his decision to sack the current PSG boss was a huge mistake. Furthermore, the report claims that Mauricio is "unhappy" at Paris and would welcome a return to the English capital.

Pochettino, who enjoyed a great relationship with the Tottenham higher-ups and the fans, feels he has unfinished business at Spurs. Having taken the EPL side from pretenders to a top-four club all the while playing attractive football and injecting youth into the team, his return would likely be a welcomed one.

Zidane steps down as Real Madrid boss

Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as Real Madrid manager, the Spanish giants confirmed on Thursday. The French coach who finished the season without winning a trophy for the first time in his career is said to have requested a few days to assess his options and has now finalized his decision to leave. Juventus has been tipped as a potential destination for the 48-year-old, but recent rumors suggest Allegri is headed for a return to Turin to replace the recently-sacked Andrea Pirlo. Antonio Conte, Joachim Low, and Raul are a few of the candidates for the vacant Santiago Bernabeu job.

Zizou leaves Los Blancos with an amazing track record!

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Ligue 1 winning boss leaves Lille just days after clinching league title

On Sunday, Christophe Galtier's side won their first Ligue 1 title in a decade, thus ending PSG's undisputed reign as the champions of France.

So, it's safe to say the fact that he won't be in charge of Lille once the 2021/2022 Ligue 1 season rolls around has created major shockwaves all around France and European football in general. Despite having one year left on his contract, the 54-year-old, who joined Lille in 2017 after spending eight years at Saint-Etienne, will be moving on to pursue other opportunities.

According to reports, Galtier enjoyed a very close working relationship with former Lille president Gerard Lopez, who left in December as the club were facing financial difficulties. And despite the best efforts of new president Olivier Letang, Galtier has opted not to remain with the newly crowned champions, and so now Les Dogues will have to find a new manager as they aim to successfully defend their Ligue 1 title.

Other key headlines from the world of football

FA Cup winners Leicester City secure record breaking kit sponsorship deal

Fans may have noticed a new logo on Jamie Vardy and his teammates' kits when they took to the pitch against Spurs last weekend. That's because Leicester have a new shirt sponsor: starting from the 2021/2022 season, FBS, a global online trading company, will replace Thai organization King Power.

King Power used its sponsorship to assist in Thailand's fiscal recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit the nation's various sectors hard - especially tourism. While the new details of the contract with FBS haven't been revealed, sources claim that it's "historic", so it's certain to exceed the $16.9 million (£12 million) per season prior arrangement Leicester City had with King Power.

TRANSFER: Bayern sign England youth international Omar Richards from Reading

Bayern are no strangers to poaching talent from rival teams, as they've done for years. One new defender fans will see when the Bundesliga kicks off in August is none other than Dayot Upamecano, who was signed from RB Leipzig and will feature in the center of defense.

But die Roten aren't only keen on securing players from fellow Bundesliga teams, and certainly will look outside Germany for great options. They've now added young English international Omar Richards to their squad. Richards may not be a household name just yet, but clearly his performances for Championship side Reading have done enough to garner the attention of Bayern's executive board.

Richards, 23, a primarily left-sided defender and who was signed on a free, will join Bayern on a four-year deal lasting until 2025.

Barcelona seal exclusive merchandise deal with Japanese company Rakuten

The Blaugrana and the Japanese conglomerate have decided to extend their partnership, which dates back to 2016. The new arrangement between Rakuten and Barcelona will really excite Japanese fans, as it's set to introduce new merchandise. Supporters will be able to purchase things like stationery, toys, and even food items that are all branded, and in addition, the club noted that it's exploring exciting concepts like collaborating with Japanese artists to further highlight the nation's culture.