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Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend

We’ve picked the biggest games from France, Spain, Germany and Holland.

PSG's Edison Cavani will hope to start.
PSG's Edison Cavani will hope to start.
Image: Press Association Images

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain v Ajaccio

Saturday, 7pm

PSG COULD ONLY manage a 1-1 draw against Montpellier on the opening day of the season and will look to make up the early lost ground when they welcome Ajaccio to the Parc des Princes this evening.

It’s Laurent Blanc’s first competitive home game in charge and he faces another former legend of the game in Fabrizio Ravanelli, who took over the Corsicans this summer.

New record signing Edison Cavani came off the bench last weekend and the Uruguayan could be in line to start tonight while Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes into the game on the back of hitting a hat-trick for Sweden in midweek.

On TV? No.

La Liga: Barcelona v Levante

Sunday, 6pm

Despite winning La Liga, Barcelona endured a troubled season both on and off the pitch last year. Now Tito Vilanova has stepped aside to concentrate on his health and in his place, to the surprise of many, comes Argentine tactician Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.

While he is well-regarded in South America the former Paraguay and Newells Old Boys boss is making his bow in European football and must hit the ground running if they are to retain the title with Real Madrid bringing in a world class manager in Carlo Ancelotti and strengthening their squad with a couple of supremely-talented young Spanish internationals.

Barca fans will look to the arrival of Brazilian star Neymar for comfort and if he can strike up an understanding with Lionel Messi the pair would be devastating.

First up for the Catalan giants is the visit of Levante to the Camp Nou.

On TV? Sky Sports 4.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Braunschweig

Sunday, 4.30pm

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and team-mate Robert Lewandowski. Credit: Kerstin Joensson/AP/Press Association Images

Last season’s Champions League finalists got off to a flying start with a 4-0 win over Augsburg on Matchday 1.

Jurgen Klopp has reinvested some of the cash from selling Mario Gotze to rivals Bayern Munich by signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from St Etienne and the Gabon international marked his debut in Germany’s top flight with a hat-trick.

Eintracht Braunschweig returned to the Bundesliga after a 28 year since but went down 1-0 to Werder Bremen and are likely to suffer a second defeat on Sunday.

On TV? No.

Eredivisie: Ajax v Feyenoord

Sunday, 11.30am

With two games played in the new season, Ajax sit in mid-table after one win and one defeat while Ronald Koeman’s Feyenoord are further back in 16th and have yet to pick up a single point.

The Dutch big guns will be looking to bounce back after last weekend’s losses, where they both ended with a numerical disadvantage after having players sent off.

On TV? No.

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Ben Blake

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