Sports to watch this week: April 5-11

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South Korea vs. China-women's football Olympic qualifying playoff

Wang Shuang (R) of China competes agasint Hong Hyeji of South Korea during their women's match at the 2019 East Asian Cup in Pusan, South Korea Dec. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)

The clash was scheduled to take place in February last year but was rescheduled four times due to the pandemic before the Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed to this year.

South Korea, ranked 18th in the world and three places below China, will host the first leg at the Goyang Stadium, northwest of Seoul, on April 8.

The return leg will be played at Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in China on April 13 to determine Asia's last place at the Games.

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool-Champions League quarterfinals

Sergio Ramos (L) of Real Madrid hugs Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

The UEFA Champions League returns to the fold with a set of intriguing quarterfinal matches this week as Real Madrid take on Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday. The two teams have been ravaged by injuries this season and will need to make a statement in this game.

Date: April 6

Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano

Real Madrid Predicted XI (3-5-2): Courtois; Varane, Militao, Nacho; Vazquez, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Mendy; Vinicius, Benzema

Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Gonzaga vs. Baylor-2021 NCAA Men's Championship game

After a cancelled tournament and a tumultuous season, the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs finally get a chance to make history when they face Baylor Bears Monday night in the National Championship Game at the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Date: April 5

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