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  • Juventus suffer side effects of dismantling winning team

    Juventus suffer side effects of dismantling winning team

    Juventus appear to be suffering from a predictable early-season slump in the wake of a summer spent fumbling around the transfer market in a bid to rebuild a team that had grown to dominate Serie A. Juve have captured four straight league titles,...

  • Roma’s Garcia hails collective effort

    Roma coach Rudi Garcia ap-plauded his players as they beat Juve 2-1 to clinch their first win of the season following a 1-1 draw at Bologna in the first week. “This is the Roma that I wanted,” Garcia said. “It’s the Roma that produced great...

  • Paris St Germain’s Cavani delighted with brace

    Paris St Germain’s Cavani delighted with brace

    Edinson Cavani revelled in his match-winning performance at Monaco after steering Paris SG clear at the top of Ligue 1. The Uruguayan striker missed a series of first-half chances but was deadly accurate after the break, heading the opener in the...

  • Wolfsburg land Draxler from Schalke

    Wolfsburg land Draxler from Schalke

    Wolfsburg have confirmed the signing of Julian Draxler from Schalke for a fee believed to be in excess of €30 million. The 21-year-old midfielder will fill the void left by the sale of Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City on Sunday. The move comes...

  • Borg targets bold Malta display in Italy qualifier

    Borg targets bold Malta display in Italy qualifier

    Two months after completing his move to Cypriot club Aris Limassol, Steve Borg is back on home turf to gear up for Malta’s upcoming Euro 2016 Group H qualifiers against Italy on Thursday and Azerbaijan three days later. Although these are still...

  • Grima, Mifsud Triganza get Ghedin go-ahead

    Grima, Mifsud Triganza get Ghedin go-ahead

    Balzan captain Dylan Grima and Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza, the Valletta striker, have been named in Malta’s 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 Group H qualifier against Italy on Thursday. With the Maltese contingent due to jet out to Italy early...

  • BOV Premier League

    BOV Premier League

    Scorers and red cards BalzanVujacic; Mensha; Zarate. BirkirkaraMiccoli 2; Plut; Sciberras; Fenech; Vukanac. FlorianaBonnici; Villa (pen). Red card: Pepe (vs Hibernians). HiberniansJorginho; Failla (pen); Dias. Red card: Lima (vs...

  • Denni completes Hibernians switch

    Denni Rocha dos Santos’s return to the Maltese Premier League was finally confirmed after the Brazilian forward completed a move to champions Hibernians on deadline day, yesterday. The 33-year-old forward has agreed to put pen to paper on a...

  • United agree deal to sell De Gea to Real

    United agree deal to sell De Gea to Real

    Manchester United have reached an agreement for the sale of goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid, Press Association Sport reported last night. The deal was yet to be completed but is believed to be worth around £29 million with Costa Rica keeper...

  • Chelsea eye Nantes defender Djilobodji

    Chelsea are bidding to solve their defensive troubles with Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji as a switch from Nantes nears completion. The Premier League champions have conceded nine goals in four games in accruing four points to sit eight adrift...

  • Football news

    The English FA has suspended ticket sales for the European Championships qualifier with Switzerland today week because of a proposed tube strike. The FA says it has made the “temporary” move in order to allow “transport providers to ensure they...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rolando: Portugal defender Rolando has joined Olympique de Marseille from Porto, the French club said yesterday without disclosing any further details. Centre back Rolando, 30, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Napoli, Inter Milan and...

  • Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win 3-0

    Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win 3-0

    Swansea City came from behind to end Manchester United’s un-beaten start to the Premier League season with an impressive 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium yesterday. After an entertaining first half ended goalless Juan Mata fired Luke Shaw’s...

  • Mourinho aims dig at Chelsea performance

    Mourinho aims dig at Chelsea performance

    Jose Mourinho blamed an under-performing handful of his multi-millionaire Chelsea players and a bad refereeing decision after suffering the second home defeat of his 200-match Premier League career on Saturday. The Portuguese also aimed a dig at...

  • Caruana suffers injury blow ahead of Italy qualifier

    Caruana suffers injury blow ahead of Italy qualifier

    Valletta captain Jonathan Caruana is set to miss Malta’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy on Thursday after picking up a groin injury in his team’s Premier League 1-0 victory over Sliema Wanderers. A mainstay of the national team’s defence for...

  • Pirlo, Giovinco named in Conte’s provisional list

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has named America-based players Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo in his provisional squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria. The Azzurri host Malta in Florence on Thursday before they...

  • Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

    Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

    After losing only three league games last season Juventus have now lost the first two of the new campaign as a deserved 2-1 defeat at Roma yesterday condemned the champions to their worst-ever Serie A start. Not since Bologna in 1941 have the...

  • Shelvey back in England squad

    Jonjo Shelvey had a day to remember yesterday when, after helping Swansea City upset Manchester United 2-1 in the Premier League, he was named in the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland. The powerful...

  • City sign Belgian De Bruyne

    City sign Belgian De Bruyne

    Manchester City have bolstered their midfield ranks with the signing of highly-rated Belgian Kevin de Bruyne from VfL Wolfsburg on a six-year contract, the twice Premier League champions said yesterday. The fee was not disclosed but British media...

  • Coman seals two-year Bayern Munich loan

    Bayern Munich have completed the signing of French forward Kingsley Coman on a two-year loan deal from Juventus. The France U-21 international, who appeared for his country at the Under-19 Championship in the summer, will spend the next two...