Three up front: 22/03/12
Today’s Three up front are a surprisingly robust trio for a Thursday.
1) Liga: Racing vs Sevilla, 20.00 CET
It’s fast approaching squeaky bum time in Spain, and if tonight’s clash in Santander goes the way of the Andalusians, Racing’s long-suffering fans (Founded: 1913; trophies of note: zero) may have to gear themselves up for glamour trips to Las Palmas and Xerez next season.
2) Dutch Cup semi-final: AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles, 20.45 CET
If they can hold their nerve, AZ are looking good for a remarkable league and cup double. Jozy Altidore and Co. must first dispose of Heracles Almelo, a team they, well, disposed of in the league a few weeks ago. The mighty PSV await the winners in the final on April 8 in Rotterdam.
3) Copa Libertadores Group 1, Santos vs Juan Aurich, 20.00 BRT
Neymar, who’s so on fire that his team-mates have been detecting a burning smell coming off him in recent games, will try to drag his team by the bootlaces up to first place in a tightly contested section. Tightly contested, that is, if we disregard Peruvian outift Juan Aurich, who’ve had a bit of a ‘mare.