Blockbuster weekend: 4 games from across Europe you can’t afford to miss

European club football eventually returns after an absolutely thrilling and mind-blogging international break.

As usual, this weekend presents interesting fixtures with mouth-watering rivalries at stake.

Below are four games to spice up your weekend.

  1. Manchester United vs. Arsenal

Venue: Old Trafford

Kickoff: Saturday, 1:30pm

Head-to-head: United 22, Draw 14, Arsenal 12

Match facts: Manchester United have lost only one of their last 10 Premier League matches against Arsenal, a 3-0 loss at Emirates Stadium in October 2015 (W6 D3).

Jose Mourinho has never lost a Premier League match against Arsenal, winning five and drawing six of his 11 previous meetings with the Gunners.

Wayne Rooney has scored 14 times in meetings with Arsenal in all competitions; only against Aston Villa (15) has he scored more often (also 14 vs. Newcastle United).

  1. Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

Venue: Vicente Calderon

Kickoff: Saturday, 8:30pm

Head-to-head: Atletico 39, Draw 34, Real 85

Match facts: Los Blancos have won each of their last four matches in the Spanish top-flight – scoring 15 goals along the way – while they have netted 20 times in their most recent four outings on the road in all competitions.

The last time Real did the double over their neighbours was in the 2012/13 season – winning 2-0 at home and 2-1 away.

The hosts have only lost once on home soil in 2016, with their last defeat coming in 2015 when they fell 2-1 to FC Barcelona.

  1. Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich

Venue: Signal Iduna Park

Kickoff: Saturday, 6:30pm

Head-to-head: Dortmund 6, Draw 6, Bayern 10

Match facts: Bayern are unbeaten in 10 games in the Bundesliga while Dortmund haven’t lost in four.

The Bavarians haven’t lost in their last four trips scoring an average of one goal in every game.

Dortmund haven’t been able to beat Bayern in their last seven meetings with their last coming in the Super Cup final in 2014.

  1. AC Milan vs. Inter Milan

Venue: San Siro

Kickoff: Sunday, 8:45pm

Head-to-head: AC Milan 62, Draw 55, Inter 69

Match facts: Despite a slow start to the season, AC Milan now trail AS Roma by just one point and are five behind leaders, Juventus.

Inter skipper, Mauro Icardi, currently lead the goalscorers chart with 10 goals and three assists from 12 games.

Milan have won four of their last six meeting with Inter in all competitions.