Soccer
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is set to make his soccer debut for Arsenal at the weekend (Jeroen Meeuwsen/Getty Images)

The January transfer window has slammed shut, and it will be one of the windows to remember. With so many players moving from big club to big club, the second half of the European soccer season will be a wild one. With one big matchup in England this weekend, here is a look at some of the other notable matches around Europe.

Friday, February 2nd

FC Cologne vs. Borussia Dortmund – 2:30 P.M. ET (FS1)

  • Borussia Dortmund had an eventful transfer window with Marc Bartra and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang leaving for different clubs. Dortmund can expect to look different now with those impact players leaving, and Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi arriving on loan for the remainder of the season. FC Cologne are in decent form winning three of their last five, so this should be a competitive one.

Saturday, February 3rd

Burnley vs. Manchester City – 7:30 A.M. ET (NBC Sports)

  • The mighty Manchester City take a visit to Burnley in the early bird matchup on Saturday. With Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, and likely David Silva out with injuries the City attack will look quite different. Even still, City’s depth in attack should end up being too strong for Burnley, who have dipped in form since the start of 2018.

Manchester United vs. Huddersfield Town – 10:00 A.M. ET (NBC Sports)

  • Manchester United are fresh off an appalling 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley, with two seemingly freak goals to put them behind in the first half. Huddersfield is right in the thick of the relegation battle with many other teams and would walk away feeling like the victors if they were to get a draw at Old Trafford. Expect Huddersfield to sit back, take the punches, and hope for the best.

Arsenal vs. Everton – 12:30 P.M. ET (NBC)

  • This one should be absolutely fantastic. Arsenal walked away from the January transfer window with two new players in attack who bring loads of speed and creativity. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will look to make their Arsenal home debut a good one against an Everton side that can be porous in defense. But with loads of Premier League experience, Everton could spoil the party.

Sunday, February 4th

Liverpool vs. Tottenham – 11:30 A.M. ET (NBC Sports) *Must-See Match of the Week*

  • A dynamite matchup that everyone will be looking forward to this weekend. Two insanely powerful attacks going up against each other in arguably the most hostile environment in England. I would expect to see at least four goals in this one given the styles of play, a true back-and-forth affair could be on the cards. If you’re looking to make your debut in watching English soccer, make this the game.