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Titles on the line in Germany, Russia and Andorra

Published: Friday 20 April 2012, 9.15CET
Borussia Dortmund and FC Zenit St Petersburg can win their respective titles, while four teams are in contention in Andorra heading into the final day. UEFA.com previews the action.

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Published: Friday 20 April 2012, 9.15CET

Titles on the line in Germany, Russia and Andorra

Borussia Dortmund and FC Zenit St Petersburg can win their respective titles, while four teams are in contention in Andorra heading into the final day. UEFA.com previews the action.

England: Arsenal FC v Chelsea FC (Saturday 13.45)
Arsenal had won nine of their previous ten league matches before Wigan Athletic FC inflicted a surprise 2-1 home defeat on Monday. Arsène Wenger's charges remain best placed to finish third, but know their work will be cut out against a resurgent Chelsea side, two points adrift of fourth, unbeaten in eight and fresh from victory against FC Barcelona. "We'll have to assess the players but there is a good chance some fresh ones will come in," said Roberto Di Matteo with an eye on next week's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg. "We'll see about Saturday but I have it in mind to give one or two a start."

Germany: Borussia Dortmund v VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday 18.30)
While Dortmund will retain the Bundesliga title with victory, fourth-placed Gladbach, who only avoided relegation via the play-offs last term, are on track for a UEFA Champions League berth. Indeed, they are only a point off third and automatic qualification. "Of course we want that," said Marco Reus, who will join Dortmund this summer. "I will not deny this is a special game for me, because I will be there next season, but I still play for Borussia Mönchengladbach and our goal is to play in Europe and achieve third place if possible."

Russia: FC Kuban Krasnodar v FC Zenit St Petersburg (Saturday 16.45)
Though Zenit are 12 points clear with five matches remaining, even a win at Kuban may not secure the title as second-placed FC Spartak Moskva do not play until Sunday. Zenit, though, know that coveted prize is within sight. "We want to become champions as fast as possible," said playmaker Andrey Arshavin, on loan from Arsenal FC. Zenit are boosted by the return of midfielder Viktor Fayzulin and striker Danko Lazović, while Kuban are without Maksim Zhavnerchik and Aleksei Ionov because of ankle injuries. The teams drew 1-1 in Krasnodar in November.

Andorra: UE Santa Coloma v FC Santa Coloma and FC Lusitans v UE Sant Julià (Sunday 12.00)
With just one point separating the top four in the Andorran Premier Division, the stage is set for a dramatic final day when the contenders face off. As it stands, Lusitans are the only side in control of their own fate. Vicenç Marquès's charges are level on points with FC Santa Coloma but hold a better head-to-head record over their rivals. A Lusitans triumph over Sant Juliá – who also have hopes of league success – would therefore deliver them the title and with it a place in next season's UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds.

Italy: Juventus v AS Roma (Sunday 20.45)
Serie A leaders Juventus face a tricky hurdle in the form of a Roma side still hoping for a UEFA Champions League place. Unbeaten in the league with six games left, Antonio Conte's team are one point above AC Milan. "We don't have to look at their results, we must enter the pitch trying to win every game," said the Bianconeri coach. "I'm sure every player understands how important this moment is." Roma, meanwhile, are four points behind third-placed S.S. Lazio. "We've lacked consistency this season," said coach Luis Enrique. "But we can still achieve important objectives and will give our all."

Turkey: Galatasaray AŞ v Fenerbahçe SK (Sunday 18.00)
The top two opened their play-off campaigns with victories against Beşiktaş JK and Trabzonspor AŞ respectively, meaning Galatasaray, unbeaten in the league since 28 January, remain five points clear at the summit. Fenerbahçe, though, are seven Süper Lig fixtures without defeat and still on their rivals' tail. "A very important match awaits us," said Galatasaray defender Tomáš Ujfaluši. "We'll face our biggest rivals. If we win, the deficit will be eight points. Of course, that doesn't mean we will have won the title. Therefore a victory will be just an advantage, it won't be decisive."

All times CET.

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