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  • Hibernians on the verge of the title as Wanderers thwart City

    Hibernians on the verge of the title as Wanderers thwart City

    Sliema Wanderers 3Mateus 1; Potezica 59; Pedrinho 64Valletta 3Nafti 5; Camilleri 45; Briffa 68 A goal after just 17 seconds set the tone for a high-scoring match between Valletta and Sliema Wanderers last night. It was end-to-end stuff from start...

  • Kaljevic leads Balzan to comfortable win

    Qormi 1Effiong 68 penBalzan 5Kaljevic 1, 20; Piccioni 23, Serrano 41; Arab 89 Bojan Kaljevic took 20 minutes to decide the outcome of this match when he struck twice to help Balzan strengthen their hold on fourth place in the standings. With...

  • Floriana file garnishee order against Vaughans

    Floriana file garnishee order against Vaughans

    Floriana FC have filed a lawsuit against their former president Stephen Vaughan Jr and his father Stephen Vaughan Sr over unpaid monies. Vaughan Jr was at the helm of Floriana between August 2012 and early 2014 when he was succeeded by current...

  • Mqabba dash Stars’ play-off chances

    Vittoriosa Stars 0 Mqabba 4 A below par Vittoriosa Stars saw their slim chances of a place in the play-off dashed after going down to Mqabba 4-0, last night. Surely, this was the worst defensive display by the Stars this season as Arturo Di...

  • Arsenal, ’Pool eye final berth

    Arsenal, ’Pool eye final berth

    The mythical Wembley Stadium will provide the setting for this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals as holders Arsenal take on Reading today and Aston Villa play Liverpool tomorrow. Arsenal, who won the competition last season after coming from two goals...

  • Pupil Mourinho aims to halt master Van Gaal

    Pupil Mourinho aims to halt master Van Gaal

    When Jose Mourinho jumped to beleaguered Louis van Gaal’s defence in February, sympathising that he should be given time to get used to English football, even he might have been surprised at just how quickly his mentor has since adapted. At the...

  • In-form Lazio geared up for Juve clash in Turin

    In-form Lazio geared up for Juve clash in Turin

    Rampant Lazio carry an eight-game winning streak in Serie A into tonight’s match at league leaders Juventus. The Biancoceleste, who have scored 18 goals and conceded just one in their last six Italian league games, will attempt to solidify their...

  • Kiev to join race to host Champions League final

    Ukraine is set to join the race to host the Champions League final in 2018 or 2019 after the decision was approved by the country’s football federation yesterday. The move to stage the showpiece match at the Olimpiysky stadium in Kiev comes eight...

  • Hughes dismisses Begovic talk

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes has dismissed the latest reports linking Asmir Begovic with a move away from the Britannia Stadium. There has been fresh talk this week of Real Madrid being interested in the keeper, with it even being suggested that talks...

  • Football news

    Fans are being given the chance to elect their English Premier League Player of the Year after Facebook announced the launch of its own football awards. Supporters all over the world can vote for various awards including Player and Young Player of...

  • Sporting briefs

    Kompany: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may not be fit before the end of the season because of a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said. The 29-year-old central defender limped off at half-time during last weekend’s 4-2 derby...

  • Valletta draw leaves Hibs on brink of title

    Valletta draw leaves Hibs on brink of title

    VALLETTA-3, SLIEMA WANDERERS-3 Valletta and Sliema Wanderers shared the spoils in a thrilling 3-3 draw that leaves Hibs on the brink of winning the title. The Citizens needed a win to keep Hibs waiting for another week but they could only manage a...

  • Balzan strengthen hold on fourth place

    Balzan strengthen hold on fourth place

    QORMI 1 BALZAN 5 Bojan Kaljevic took just 20 minutes to decide the outcome of this match when he struck twice to help Balzan strengthen their hold on the fourth place in the standings. The game had barely started when Bojan Kaljevic scored one of...

  • Suarez on hot streak for Barca

    Suarez on hot streak for Barca

    Luis Suarez was still in disgrace after the World Cup biting incident when Barcelona paid €81 million to buy him from Liverpool last July and a slow start in Spain prompted many to question the wisdom of the deal. Nine months on and Suarez has...

  • Clinical Napoli crush Wolfsburg

    Clinical Napoli crush Wolfsburg

    Rafael Benitez’s Napoli all but booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals with a stunning 4-1 win over Wolfsburg in Germany last night. Gonzalo Higuain scored the first before Marek Hamsik helped himself to a brace in the first leg of...

  • Title glory beckons for Hibs

    Title glory beckons for Hibs

    If ever there were any doubts about Hibernians’ resolve to win the Premier League title, these were swept away in emphatic fashion in Sunday’s pulsating 3-2 win over Sliema Wanderers. A man and two goals down with only 22 minutes remaining, the...

  • Naxxar, Pietà in direct relegation encounter

    Qormi vs Balzan (today at 6pm, National Stadium). Balzan will be looking to strengthen their grip on fourth place when they take on Qormi. The Reds are on a roll as four wins in a row have lifted them four points clear of Floriana. Oliver Spiteri,...

  • I am not on a farewell tour, warns Dortmund’s Klopp

    I am not on a farewell tour, warns Dortmund’s Klopp

    Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has warned his team’s opponents he is not on an extended farewell tour for the season-ending sprint after deciding to leave at the end of the campaign. Klopp announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his...

  • Bankrupt Parma deducted another four points

    Bankrupt Serie A side Parma’s season took another unhappy turn yesterday when they were deducted a further four points for failing to pay their employees, almost certainly ensuring their relegation. Only five days after a memorable win over...

  • Capello hits out at FA over Terry

    John Terry should still be playing for England as he is among the best defenders in the country, according to former Three Lions boss Fabio Capello. The Italian resigned from his position with England after Terry was stripped of the captaincy by...

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