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  • Inter back in hunt for place in Europe

    Inter back in hunt for place in Europe

    Inter 2 Roma 1 Mauro Icardi's 17th goal of the season took Inter back into the hunt for a place in Europe next season and dented Roma's Champions League aspirations with a 2-1 win. Hernanes gave the Nerazzurri the lead after 15 minutes but Radja...

  • Qormi beats Tarxien

    Qormi beats Tarxien

    QORMI 4 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 Qormi needed just 45 minutes to dispose of the tame challenge of Tarxien who only showed signs of life in the second half. Four goals from four different players ensured Qormi softened the memories of their Balzan...

  • Valletta see off Birkirkara

    Valletta see off Birkirkara

    Valletta were back to winning ways when they needed a late Hamza Barry goal to overcome Birkirkara 2-1 at the National Stadium. The Citizens made all the early running and on 16 minutes they were awarded a corner kick from which Nafti’s inswinger...

  • Milan's European hopes slim after defeat at Udinese

    Second-half goals by Giampiero Pinzi and Emmanuel Badu gave Udinese a 2-1 win over Milan in Serie A, further diminishing their slim hopes of playing in European competition next season. Milan are ninth with 43 points and six games to go, six...

  • Hotspurs boost survival hopes

    Hotspurs boost survival hopes

    Pietà Hotspurs boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop when they eased past bottom side Żebbuġ Rangers 3-1 at the National Stadium. After a balanced opening it was Pietà who drew first blood on 25 minutes when Ricardo Costa picked Kyle Cesare at...

  • Update 2: Leicester boost survival hopes with victory at Burnley

    Update 2: Leicester boost survival hopes with victory at Burnley

    (Adds Man City win) Leicester City climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since November with a battling 1-0 win at bottom club Burnley. Burnley's Matt Taylor slammed a second-half penalty against the post and from...

  • City, Stripes seek timely fillip

    City, Stripes seek timely fillip

    End-of-season duels between Valletta and Birkirkara are usually crunch matches determining the league champions or cup winners. Only last year these two rival teams faced each other in the final fixture of the league trek which saw the Citizens...

  • Pembroke Athleta crowned champions

    Pembroke Athleta crowned champions

    Pembroke 5 St George’S 2 Pembroke Athleta were crowned First Division champions when they won their last game of the season against a St George’s side who were still within reach of making it to the play-offs if Melita had lost against St...

  • Pep relishing Nou Camp return

    Pep relishing Nou Camp return

    Pep Guardiola is looking forward to returning home after the Champions League semi-final draw pitted Bayern Munich against Barcelona, yesterday. There was an audible gasp at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon when the Spaniard’s current side were drawn...

  • London derby can give Chelsea another push

    London derby can give Chelsea another push

    With six matches to go Chelsea are almost home and dry and only a football tremor will shift them from the apex of the Premier League standings. Tomorrow, Jose Mourinho’s Blues clash against FA Cup finalists Arsenal at the Emirates. At present,...

  • Juventus coach Allegri demands full concentration

    Juventus coach Allegri demands full concentration

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has urged his players to stay focused as they close in on a fourth straight Serie A title. The Bianconeri approach tomorrow’s game against city rivals Torino with a 15-point advantage over nearest rivals Lazio...

  • Toure’s happy at City says Pellegrini

    Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure can still find the challenges he wants at Manchester City. Toure, City’s midfield driving force in recent seasons, was quoted this week as saying he was open to “new challenges”. That has been interpreted as a...

  • Football news

    Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after the goalkeeper made his debut for Sta-baek FC in a Norwegian Cup tie against Runar in midweek. The 23-year-old joined the former Norwegian champions on a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rotherham: Rotherham United were teetering on the brink of the English Championship relegation zone yesterday after being docked three points and fined for fielding an ineligible player against fellow stragglers Brighton. The deduction left...

  • Barcelona eye Bayern revenge, Real face Juve

    Barcelona eye Bayern revenge, Real face Juve

    Barcelona will have the chance to avenge their 2013 humbling by Bayern Munich after being paired with the Germans again in the Champions League semi-final draw which also pitted holders Real Madrid against Juventus. Bayern thrashed Barcelona 7-0...

  • All-Italian Europa League final still on the cards

    All-Italian Europa League final still on the cards

    The possibility of an all-Italian Europa League final remained alive when Napoli and Fiorentina were kept apart in today's semi-final draw. Fiorentina will play holders Sevilla, with the first leg in Spain, and Napoli will have home advantage...

  • Coach Allegri exceeds expectations in Turin

    Coach Allegri exceeds expectations in Turin

    When Massimiliano Allegri arrived in Turin last July, the Juventus owners had set two goals for him – win a fourth straight ‘scudetto’ and reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Former Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri is set to do much...

  • Juventus hold proud record in semis

    Juventus may be in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 12 years but of all four clubs left in, the Italian side have the best record at this stage of the competition. The ‘Old Lady’ has been in the semi-finals of UEFA’s flagship...

  • Seedings for 2015-16 Champions League changed

    Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City will all miss out on being among the top seeds in the Champions League next season if they qualify and Chelsea win the Premier League title. UEFA has confirmed a new seeding system which will see the...

  • Bayern hopeful Guardiola will stay beyond 2016

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will see out his three-year contract with the German champions, who are hopeful of an extension beyond 2016, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said yesterday. Guardiola, who joined in 2013 after winning 14 titles in...

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