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  • Update 2: Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

    Liverpool's dream of a first title in 24 years moved closer to reality after a 3-2 win at lowly Norwich City today opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining. Arsenal beat Hull City 3-0 in a dress-rehearsal...

  • Stripes stay in driving seat

    Hibernians 1Lima 87;Birkirkara 4Jhonnattann 27, 82; Z. Muscat 62; Herrera 75; Birkirkara have done their job. Coach Paul Zammit had called on his players to put thoughts of a final-day title duel with Valletta to one side as the champions prepared...

  • Rainbows crush Magpies to secure status

    Tarxien Rainbows 7Toure 9 pen, 39; Jorge 15; Bonnici 21; Barbosa 27; Pulo 42; Bueno 47;Rabat Ajax 1Carrillo Pendas 69; A six-goal flurry in the opening half paved the way for Tarxien Rainbows who cruised past the already-doomed Rabat Ajax to...

  • Stars boost hopes

    Vittoriosa Stars 2Pereira 87; Guerrero 90;Qormi 0 Vittoriosa are alive and kicking. Having looked down and out for most of the first round in the Relegation Pool, Vittoriosa are on the verge of pulling off what would be a stunning Houdini act as...

  • Greens safe but Lions in trouble

    Naxxar Lions 0Floriana 2Emeka 55; Diogo 67; Chasing victory to secure their top-flight status, Floriana hit their best patch in the second half, exposing their opponents’ lack of pace in defence and midfield to seal three precious...

  • Captain fantastic deserves the title

    If Liverpool go on to win this season’s Premier League title there will be a lot of factors behind their success: a great manager, a quality squad and sensible owners to name but three. Yet there is one thing more than any other that will have...

  • Sunderland jolt Chelsea’s hopes

    Chelsea’s title hopes suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home loss to bottom side Sunderland yesterday as manager Jose Mourinho suffered a Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge for the first time. Fabio Borini, on-loan from league leaders...

  • Bayern win... Real await

    Late goals from Claudio Pizarro and Mario Mandzukic rescued lacklustre Bayern Munich who beat Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 yesterday to bounce back from two straight league defeats ahead of this week’s Champions League semi-final at Real Madrid. The...

  • Juve edge towards title with win over Bologna

    Juventus moved closer to a third consecutive Serie A title when a long-range Paul Pogba goal beat a dogged Bologna side 1-0 for their 17th home win in a row after a nervy display. Antonio Conte’s side remained eight points clear of closest...

  • Sutton goal saves Motherwell

    A dramatic late strike from John Sutton gave Motherwell a share of the spoils in an enthralling 3-3 Scottish Premiership encounter against champions Celtic at Fir Park, yesterday. Goals from Sutton and Zaine Francis-Angol either side of a Gunnar...

  • Hotspurs rout Rangers

    Pietà Hotspurs 4Żebbuġ Rangers 0 Leaders Pietà Hotspurs underlined their superiority in Division One when they brushed aside nearest rivals Żebbuġ Rangers 4-0 at the Centenary Stadium, yesterday. This was an impressive display from Noel Coleiro’s...

  • Żurrieq trounce Lija

    Lija Athletic 1Żurrieq 5 Żurrieq ended a three-match losing streak after hitting five goals past Lija to prevail in this one-sided encounter at the Luxol Stadium. The Reds made sure of the points in the opening half when surging into a four-goal...

  • Football news

    Eden Hazard must prove his fitness by returning to full training to feature in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, said assistant coach Steve Holland. Hazard missed yesterday’s Premier League clash with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Puyol: Carles Puyol has joined a long list of Barcelona absentees after feeling pain in his knee yesterday, the champions said ahead of today’s game at home to Athletic Bilbao. Centre-back Puyol, 36, has barely played this season due to a string...

  • Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

    Chelsea's title hopes suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home loss to bottom side Sunderland as manager Jose Mourinho suffered a Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge for the first time. Fabio Borini, on-loan from league leaders Liverpool,...

  • Birkirkara move five points clear

    HIBERNIANS-1, BIRKIRKARA-4 Birkirkara stayed on course to defend their title after brushing aside Hibernians 4-1 to go five points clear at the top with only one game remaining. It was a professional display from the Stripes who pulled clear of...

  • Rainbows cruise past Rabat

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 7 RABAT AJAX 1 Tarxien Rainbows cruised past Rabat Ajax to secure their premier league statues. As the scoeline clearly indicates, this was a mismatch with the Rainbows in a class of their own as they needed a win to seal their...

  • Floriana retain premier league status

    NAXXAR LIONS 0 FLORIANA 2 Chasing victory to secure their top-flight status, Floriana overcame a stubborn Naxxar Lions side to secure their premier league status. Victory for Floriana have put Naxxar in more relegation trouble, now favourites to...

  • Vittoriosa win to boost survival hopes

    VITTORIOSA STARS-2, QORMI-0 Vittoriosa Stars kept their survival hopes alive after beating Qormi 2-0 to set up a final-day decider with Naxxar Lions. Brazilian striker Marcelo Pereira and his Colombian team-mate Oscar Guerrero scored the goals for...

  • Update 2: Juve edge closer to Serie A title

    Juventus moved to the brink of a third successive Serie A title following a 1-0 win over Bologna in Turin. Paul Pogba's 64th-minute strike was enough to see off relegation-threatened Bologna and ensure Juventus could claim the Scudetto in their...

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