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  • Hibs hit stride in second half

    Hibs hit stride in second half

    Pietà Hotspurs 0Hibernians 3Edison 61, 88; Failla 63; Hibernians’ relentless run continued yesterday as the runaway Premier League leaders recovered from a slow start to see off lowly Pietà Hotspurs. It was far from an impressive performance from...

  • Three sent off as Balzan down Mosta

    Balzan 1Bilbao Zarate 49;Mosta 0 Balzan leapfrogged Mosta into fourth place after recording an uplifting 1-0 victory in a tense game. Oliver Spiteri’s men had to wait 10 games and three months to register their fifth league win as they overcame...

  • Aboulezz gives Tarxien a timely tonic

    Aboulezz gives Tarxien a timely tonic

    Naxxar Lions 0Tarxien Rainbows 1Aboulezz 35; Firas Aboulezz marked his return to the Tarxien Rainbows fold by scoring the all-important goal which gave the Premier League strugglers victory over Naxxar Lions. It was a timely boost for Clive...

  • Samb the hero and villain in Greens’ win

    Żebbuġ Rangers 1Britto 70;Floriana 4Samb 4, 10; Plut 78; Piciollo 80; Amadou Samb was the hero and villain of the piece. Returning from suspension, Samb served up an instant reminder of his qualities, hitting a quick brace inside the opening 10...

  • City go joint top on points with Chelsea

    City go joint top on points with Chelsea

    David Silva sparkled for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace that wiped out Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League yesterday and added festive spice to the title race. Manchester United’s pursuit of the...

  • King Henry or just another prince?

    King Henry or just another prince?

    So here’s a topic for you all to argue about as you sit there chewing on turkey and drinking mulled wine: was Thierry Henry the greatest striker to ever grace the Premier League? Last week the former Arsenal star announced his formal retirement...

  • Mancini positive Inter can finish third in Serie A

    Inter coach Roberto Mancini firmly believes his team will be challenging for a Champions League berth until the end of the season. “There’s a long way to go,” Mancini told reporters. “I’m sure we will be fighting for third place till the end and I...

  • Roma held at home

    Roma held at home

    Milan did their former coach Massimiliano Allegri a favour by holding Roma to a 0-0 draw with 10 men at the Stadio Olimpico yesterday. The result means Allegri’s Juventus take a three-point lead over Roma into 2015 with the Giallorossi unable to...

  • Messi, Suarez fire Barca rout

    Lionel Messi scored twice and Luis Suarez struck his first La Liga goal as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 yesterday to finish the year a point behind Real Madrid at the top of the table. In-form Pedro put Barca ahead after just 71...

  • Real beat San Lorenzo in final

    Real beat San Lorenzo in final

    Real Madrid landed their fourth title of the year by recording their 22nd straight victory to win the Club World Cup in Morocco, last night. The European champions defeated Argentinian side San Lorenzo 2-0 in Marrakech to add the global crown to...

  • Disastrous Dortmund end year with a loss

    Disastrous Dortmund end year with a loss

    Borussia Dortmund completed their spectacular implosion this season, losing 2-1 at struggling Werder Bremen yesterday, their 10th defeat in 17 league games sending them into the winter break in 17th place, just a point off the bottom. Talented...

  • Pawlett sends Dons to second place

    Peter Pawlett’s strike midway through the second half proved the decider as Aberdeen beat Kilmar-nock 1-0 and moved to second place in the Scottish Premiership table, four points behind leaders Celtic, yesterday. Derek McInnes’s side were always...

  • Gudja hold tight for narrow win

    Gudja United 2Msida St Joseph 1 Gudja bounced back from their upset to Pembroke to beat relegation-troubled Msida 2-1 and maintain their promotion charge. Msida were under the guidance of assistant coach Abel Munoz Martin yesterday following the...

  • Stars maintain charge

    Mqabba 1Vittoriosa Stars 2 Promotion seekers Vittoriosa Stars maintained their push at the top of the standings with a hard-earned win over Mqabba. The Stars took the lead on eight minutes thanks to a superb Sheldon Grech goal. Mqabba looked...

  • Football league results

    Primera LigaBarcelona vs Cordoba 5-0; Levante vs Real Sociedad 1-1; Eibar vs Valencia 0-1; Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol late kick-off. Playing today: 12.00 Villarreal vs Deportivo. 17.00 Granada vs Getafe. 19.00 Elche vs Malaga. 21.00 A. Bilbao vs Atl.

  • Football news

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident England midfielder James Milner will sign a new contract in the near future. Pellegrini and Milner recently gave the impression a deal was close but reports claimed talks between the parties...

  • Sporting briefs

    MEL: Pepe Mel has been appointed coach of Spanish second division side Real Betis until the end of the season. Betis lie fourth in the Segunda division, six points behind leaders La Palmas. The 51-year-old Mel led Betis to promotion into the top...

  • Milan help out Juve in title race

    Milan help out Juve in title race

    Milan did their former coach Massimiliano Allegri a favour by holding Roma to a 0-0 draw with 10 men at the Stadio Olimpico. The result means Allegri's Juventus take a three-point lead over Roma into 2015 with the Giallorossi unable to break down...

  • Balzan snatch back fourth place

    Balzan snatch back fourth place

    Balzan leapfrogged Mosta back into the fourth place with an uplifting 1-0 victory. Oliver Spiteri’s men had to wait 10 games and three months to register their fifth league win in the premier league as they overcame Mosta who played for an hour...

  • Hibs go 18 points clear

    Hibs go 18 points clear

    Hibernians stormed to 18 points clear at the top of the BOV Premier League standings after they brushed aside Pietà Hotspurs 3-0 at the Hibs Stadium. The Paolites were in control right from the outset but their only notable efforts in the first...

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