What football games are coming to ESPN+ in January

January 2023 not only brings a new year, but also a return to consistent club football games ESPN+.

This includes league competitions, namely the Bundesliga and LaLiga. However, it also dives into cup bindings. With the World Cup now in the rearview mirror, the players are fully enthralled by the club season.

Here are the hottest games to watch on ESPN+ as we head into the new year.

Top football games on ESPN+ in January

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Friday January 6 – Everton vs. Manchester United (FA Cup Third Round) – Live on ESPN+

Two of the most popular teams in England compete early in the FA Cup. This is the first meeting of the two sides in the FA Cup since the 2016 semi-final. United narrowly won that game 2-1, with Anthony Martial scoring late.

Saturday January 7 – Coventry City vs. Wrexham (FA Cup Third Round) – LIVE ON ESPN+

Wrexham is back in the public eye. The stars of Welcome to Wrexham on FX are in the third round of the FA Cup to take on Championship side Coventry City on the road. This is Wrexham’s first game against an EFL opponent in this edition of the FA Cup. Wrexham are one of three teams from outside the top four divisions to have reached this stage in the tournament.

Sunday January 8 – Manchester City vs. Chelsea (FA Cup Third Round) – LIVE ON ESPN+

On paper, this is the best game of the FA Cup third round. There are other games involving Premier League teams, including Everton against United. Yet this one is special. City and Chelsea played in the Carabao Cup earlier this season just before the World Cup. City beat the Blues. Interestingly, the two face each other in a Premier League game just three days before this FA Cup tie.

Sunday January 8 – Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona (LaLiga) – LIVE ON ESPN+

Atletico Madrid may be struggling this year. The club is just in the top four and Joao Felix seems to be leaving on a rental basis. After 15 games, Barcelona are at the top of the league, but only just. It’s a fascinating team between teams moving in opposite directions.

Tuesday, January 10 and Wednesday, January 11 – (Carabao Cup) – LIVE ON ESPN+

The last eight of the Carabao Cup do not bring games that jump off the screen. Newcastle against Leicester City is an interesting draw. However, the three teams at the bottom of the Premier League table, Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Southampton, all belong to the last three. Naturally, Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle, all in the top four, are also in the tournament. So there are still some strong teams.

11 Jan. until 15 Jan. – Supercopa de España – LIVE ON ESPN+

Four teams are involved in this miniature tournament. The LaLiga winner and runner-up and the Copa del Rey winner and runner-up. This year that means Real Madrid and Barcelona join Cup foes Real Betis and Valencia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Real Madrid take on Valencia while Betis take on Barcelona. Those semi-finals are just one-off matches before the Supercopa de España final on January 15, which could be a Clásico if both teams win.

Friday January 20 – RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) – LIVE ON ESPN+

The game marks the return of the Bundesliga after the winter break. And what a way to do it. Last year’s champions, Bayern Munich, take on the defending DFB-Pokal winner, RB Leipzig. Both clubs are currently in the top three of the Bundesliga and have developed a small rivalry in recent years.

In the month of January, ESPN+ has more than 2,600 live sporting events scheduled. That includes more than 110 football matches.

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