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In addition to yet another feast of club football, we have Semi Radradra's European rugby debut. Here's what's on this weekend and when to watch it.

Saturday - Ligue 1: Lyon v Monaco, 5.45am, beIN 3


Your weekend starts with a ligue 1 classic between perennial title contenders Lyon and Monaco. The eighth-placed home side has struggled for consistency, despite only losing once. The visitor has started in a similar swashbuckling style to that which it finished last season, amassing 22 goals already in its opening eight games. 

Colombian striker Falcao is in irrepressible form and the club appears to have moved on from the transfer of Kylian Mbappe to PSG. 

Sunday - Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig, 3.30am AEDT beIN 3


Peter Bosz faced the daunting task of replacing Barcelona bound star Ousmane Dembele just two months after taking the reigns at Borussia Dortmund.

The former Ajax tactician has coped brilliantly with table-topping Borussia Dortmund enjoying its best-ever start to the Bundesliga season, with 19 points from its first seven games and a goal difference of +19.

This Sunday (AEDT) will be Dortmund’s biggest test of the Bundesliga season, when it takes on a cashed-up RB Leipzig side already out to shake up the natural order, eight years after its inception in Germany’s fifth division.

Spearheaded by in-form striker Timo Werner, Leipzig is sitting just one-point of second-placed Bayern and will be out to end Dortmund’s 41-game unbeaten league run at Signal Iduna Park.

Sunday - LaLiga: Atletico Madrid v Barcelona, 5.45am AEDT beIN 2


When Barcelona’s decorated MSN was broken up by Neymar’s $A331 million move to PSG, many thought it would spell the end of a Barca dynasty.

Lionel Messi has slotted back into his False-9 role and Barca is racking up the wins.

Inspirational leader Andreas Iniesta will miss the trip to the Wanda Metropolitano with a hamstring problem, but Ernesto Valverde has plenty of quality midfielders at his disposal to fill the void.

Atletico Madrid has also started the LaLiga season undefeated, but Diego Simeone will be frustrated by his side’s three draws, especially the goal-less draw to Leganes before the international break.

It will be the first time Atleti hosts Barcelona at its slick new home and will desperately need its 12th man to stop rampant Barca and its Argentinian maestro.

Monday - Challenge Cup: Toulon v Scarlets, 1.10am AEDT, beIN 3


There will be a very familiar face to rugby league fans in action when Toulon hosts Scarlets in the Champions Cup on Monday morning, in the form of ex-Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra. 

The big Fijian has already made his Top 14 debut, starring in a narrow loss to Bordeaux. now he makes his bow on the continental stage against a Scarlets team that features Wales star Leigh Halpenny.

Monday - Serie A: Inter Milan v AC Milan, 5.45am AEDT, beIN 1


With a new owner and 11 new signings, AC Milan fans had lofty expectations heading into the new season.

But Vincenzo Montella’s side has failed to live up to the hype, languishing in seventh and losing two games on the bounce heading into the international break.

Monday’s Milan derby is the perfect opportunity for Montella to prove his credentials and get his side’s stuttering season back on track.

It’s been a far better start to the season in the blue half of Milan, with Inter undefeated in seven matches and revelling in Lucioano Spalletti’s first season in charge.