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Messi vs Dybala - Who was best?

Messi vs Dybala - Who was best?

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala outshone his countryman Lionel Messi when scoring twice as Barcelona lost 3-0 in Turin last week. But the older Argentinian had an opportunity to make amends against Juve and show up his young rival when the teams reunited at the Nou Camp for today's Champions League quarter-final. Here, Press Association Sport determines...

  • Micallef – a prolific inside-forward

    Micallef – a prolific inside-forward

    Karmenu Micallef was born on October 9, 1943. Known to his many friends as ‘Id-Dunda’, Micallef was a clever, goal-scoring inside-forward with a bustling style of play and a tremendous burst of speed which often left opposing defenders...

  • Zeman unable to work the old magic at Pescara

    Zeman unable to work the old magic at Pescara

    When Pescara ended a 22-match winless run by beating Genoa 5-0 in Zdenek Zeman’s first game in charge in February, it seemed that the 69-year-old chain-smoking coach was about to work the old magic once again. But it was a false dawn. Not even...

  • Clasico win has revitalised Barca title bid – Luis Enrique

    Clasico win has revitalised  Barca title bid – Luis Enrique

    Lionel Messi’s 92nd minute winner against Real Madrid has given Barcelona’s title bid a shot in the arm, coach Luis Enrique said yesterday, while warning his side that they can ill afford any slip-ups as they seek a third straight La Liga...

  • Rangers must invest says Henderson

    Former Rangers winger Willie Henderson claims £50million is required for new players if the Ibrox club is to compete with Celtic. The Light Blues were dismissed with ease in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park by the Hoops whose 2-0...

  • Injured Bale to miss Atletico semi-final

    Injured Bale to miss  Atletico semi-final

    Gareth Bale’s run of injury misery continued yesterday as Real Madrid said their record signing had picked up a calf injury that rules him out for up to four league games and their Champions League semi-final tie with Atletico Madrid. Bale was...

  • National team to play Ukraine in friendly in June

    Malta are to play a friendly match against Ukraine, in Austria, on June 6 as part of their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Slovenia on June 10. The friendly was announced by Angelo Chetcuti, general secretary of the...

  • Chelsea extend Premier League leadership

    Chelsea extend Premier League leadership

    Buoyant Chelsea extended their Premier League lead to seven points yesterday, as goals from Eden Hazard, captain Gary Cahill and two from a buzzing Diego Costa earned them a 4-2 win over Southampton. It took them less than five minutes to open a...

  • Football news

    Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal want to keep Olivier Giroud at the club next season, adding that Marseille have not made an approach for the striker. Marseille have been linked with a move for Giroud, 30, this summer, with France Football...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sahin: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Bundesliga club until 2019. The Turkey international, who made his Dortmund debut as a 16-year-old and became the league’s youngest scorer...

  • Malta's Beerman will learn from Old Firm debut - Rangers youth coach

    Malta's Beerman will learn from Old Firm debut - Rangers youth coach

    Myles Beerman may not realise it yet, but he will one day be grateful for the Hampden torment he suffered at the feet of Patrick Roberts, according to Rangers youth boss Graeme Murty. The Ibrox teenager endured a torrid first 45 minutes as he made...

  • Ramos red could cost Real dear

    Ramos red could cost Real dear

    With Real Madrid trailing 2-1 to great rivals Barcelona in the Clasico on Sunday, there was something of an air of inevitability as Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 22nd time in his professional career. In Ramos’s words, his sending off proved...

  • Suarez heaps praise on Messi after Barca star nets 500th goal

    Suarez heaps praise on Messi after Barca star nets 500th goal

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez led the tributes to Lionel Messi after the Argentinian scored the 500th goal of his career to give Luis Enrique’s side a last-gasp 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid. Messi struck twice in a dramatic victory to take...

  • Chelsea still a team in transition, says Conte

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said his team is going through a rebuilding phase and the best is yet to come despite reaching the FA Cup final and leading the Premier League title race in his first season at the club. Chelsea last secured a...

  • Balzan will keep fighting till the end – coach Spiteri

    Balzan will keep fighting till the end – coach Spiteri

    The 2016-17 Premier League title race will be going down to the wire as Hibernians’ 0-2 upset by Birkirkara on Sunday left the Paolites leading the standings just two points clear of second-placed Balzan with only two matches to go. Prior to last...

  • Senglea Athletic end 35-year wait

    Melita 0Senglea Athletic 3 Senglea Athletic ended a 35-year wait when they were promoted to the Premier League following a comfortable victory over Melita. Steve D’Amato’s men needed just 45 minutes to wrap up the points and remain just one point...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 23 (4 pens); Da Silva Souza 8; Piciollo 7; Effiong 6; Nafti 5, Micallef 5 (1 pen); Fenech 3; Serrano 2; Agius, Arab, Bruno, Anderson. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs...

  • Football news

    Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente is keen to score more goals in the club’s four remaining Premier League games and help them avoid relegation, the Spaniard has said. Llorente, who is Swansea’s leading goalscorer with 12 strikes, opened the...

  • Briefs

    Rajtoral: Frantisek Rajtoral, a Czech footballer playing for Turkish top tier club Gaziantepspor was found dead in his home in an apparent suicide. The club’s president Ibrahim Kizil told reporters that the 31-year-old former international had...

  • Milan great Baresi in Malta

    Milan great Baresi in Malta

    Franco Baresi (left) was in Malta yesterday as special guest of San Ġwann FC. The former Milan and Italy defender was here as part of the San Ġwann FC celebrations after winning promotion to Division One next season. An interview with the...

  • Football news

    Harry Kane insists Tottenham Hotspur will try to win the Premier League for Ugo Ehiogu after they were beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. Fans of both teams at Wembley paid tribute to Ehiogu, who died on Friday after suffering a cardiac...