MATCHDAY: Away tests for Madrid, Barca; Villa at Liverpool

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Sunday:

SPAIN

The Spanish league title race resumes with contenders Real Madrid and Barcelona both in action on Sunday and facing difficult away matches. Madrid defends its four-point lead at the top when it visits eighth-place Athletic Bilbao, while Barcelona plays at fifth-place Villarreal. Second-place Barcelona has drawn three matches since the league resumed following the pandemic break, including the last two, while Madrid has won six straight.

ENGLAND

Liverpool has a point to prove when the team returns to Anfield for the first time as the newly crowned Premier League champion for a match against Aston Villa. Thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City on Thursday, Liverpool’s players
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