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MATCHDAY: Relegation-Threatened Leicester City Face Tough Test Against Liverpool

A win would see Leicester climb above Leeds and Everton to 17th in the Premier League. Liverpool, meanwhile, are hoping to keep the pressure on Manchester United and Newcastle in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Leicester can climb out of the relegation zone with a win against Liverpool on Monday.
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A look at what’s happening in European football on Monday: (More Football News)

ENGLAND

Leicester can climb out of the relegation zone with a win against Liverpool on Monday. The Foxes are running out of time in their bid to avoid the drop, with just three more games to play this season. A win would see Leicester climb above Leeds and Everton up to 17th in the Premier League. Liverpool, meanwhile, is hoping to keep the pressure on Manchester United and Newcastle in its bid to qualify for the Champions League. The Merseyside club is in fifth place, four points adrift of the top four.

SPAIN

Real Betis hosts Rayo Vallecano and is bidding to strengthen its hold on one of the European places in the Spanish league. Betis is in sixth place, four points ahead of seventh-place Girona. Manuel Pellegrini’s team, which has won only once in its last four matches, is five points from fifth-place Villarreal. Its gap to fourth-place Real Sociedad, which currently has the final Champions League spot, is at 10 points. Rayo Vallecano, which is 11th, has three victories in its last five games.

ITALY

Already-relegated Sampdoria hosts Empoli, which would be mathematically safe from the drop with a win. Empoli is eight points clear of the relegation zone, with three rounds remaining after its trip to Sampdoria. Empoli heads into the match on the back of two straight wins. That ended a run of three successive losses. Samp has won just one of its past 19 matches.

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