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

There’s the start of Serie A and a Bavarian derby to look forward to.

The Juve player celebrate Tevez's goal against Lazio.
The Juve player celebrate Tevez's goal against Lazio.
Image: Gregorio Borgia/AP/Press Association Images

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich v FC Nuremberg

Saturday, 4.30pm

Pep Guaridiola faces into his first Bavarian derby at the Allianz Arena this afternoon. The European champions have recorded two wins from two (over Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt) in the Bundesliga and haven’t lost to their rivals at home in 21 years.

They are boosted by the return of Javi Martinez but are likely to be without Franck Ribery, who is struggling to shake off an ankle knock.

On TV? No

Serie A: Sampdoria v Juventus

Saturday, 7.45pm

Calcio returns in Italy this weekend with the start of the new Serie A campaign. Last season’s Scudetto winners Juventus have bolstered their attack with the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente and the Old Lady ran out comfortable 4-0 winners against Lazio in the Supercup.

Antonio Conte’s men travel to Genoa to face Sampdoria, who beat Juve home and away in the league last season and had a great start last term but finished up 14th in the table.

On TV? BT Sports 1

Ligue 1: Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain

Sunday, 8pm

imageZlatan tries a volley against Ajaccio. Credit: Michel Euler/AP/Press Association Images

Lying in 13th place after failing to record a win in their opening two Ligue 1 fixtures, Paris Saint-Germain are away to Nantes on Sunday.

Although it has been an underwhelming start to the season, PSG did only pick up three points from three games this time last year before going on to win the title by a whopping 12-point margin.

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“It is not the start to the season we were expecting. We hoped to have more points, but we will keep preparing,” said manager Laurent Blanc.

On TV? BT Sport 2

La Liga: Malaga v Barcelona

Sunday, 8pm

Barcelona travel south to Malaga and may be without Lionel Messi after the Argentine star came off injured at half-time in the Spanish SuperCopa first leg in midweek – which ended in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

While Messi could be sidelined, recent marquee signing Neymar increased his chances of earning a starting berth by scoring a header against Atletico afer arriving into the game as a second half substitute.

On TV? Sky Sports 1

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