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  • Keita rescues 10-man Roma

    Keita rescues 10-man Roma

    Seydou Keita salvaged a 1-1 draw for 10-man Roma last night after Carlos Tevez struck for Juventus, but the result does little for their scudetto aspirations. Rudi Garcia’s side needed a win to haul back valuable ground on their table-topping...

  • Milan rocked by injury to key duo

    Milan have been hit with a double injury blow as they confirmed yesterday they will be without midfielder pair Nigel de Jong and Riccardo Montolivo for at least two weeks. The Rossoneri host Verona on Saturday before travelling to Florence to face...

  • Feyenoord charged over racist behaviour, missiles

    Feyenoord have been charged with racist behaviour and throwing of objects by their fans after last week’s turbulent Europa League tie against Roma was interrupted, UEFA said yesterday. The Dutch club will also face disciplinary proceedings over...

  • Cuper to take charge of Egypt

    Experienced Argentine Hector Cuper is to coach the Egyptian national team, the country’s Football Association said yesterday “The Egypt FA board announces after a meeting held by his president Gamal Allam appointing Argentinean Hector Cuper to...

  • Real’s tumble promises mouthwatering ‘Clasico’

    Real’s tumble promises mouthwatering ‘Clasico’

    Real Madrid’s draw at home to Villarreal on Sunday not only cut their lead over second-placed Barcelona to two points but also means the ‘Clasico’ in three weeks time is likely to have added piquancy. Real and Barca each have two more domestic...

  • Effiong feels he needs to prove himself to national team coach

    Effiong feels he needs to prove himself to national team coach

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has another option in attack as last week it was confirmed that Qormi striker Alfred Effiong was granted Maltese citizenship. Effiong has been in Malta since 2005 and married to a local girl for the past five years. Last...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 12 (2 pens); Mifsud Triganza 5, Kaljevic 5 (1 pen), Guerrero 5; Darmanin 3, Zarate 3; Micallef, Serrano, Bezzina, Guobadia, Arab. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar Lions); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs...

  • Terry urges team to replicate success of last decade

    Terry urges team to replicate success of last decade

    John Terry earned the 13th major winner’s medal of his 20-year Chelsea career on Sunday with a commanding defensive performance and his first Cup goal, then urged his team-mates to use the win over Tottenham as a springboard to more success. The...

  • Di Maria will get back to his best at United says Rooney

    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of...

  • Bentaleb focused on top-four finish

    Nabil Bentaleb wants to cheer up Tottenham’s supporters by beating Swansea tomorrow and then going on to qualify for the Champions League. Spurs’ bid to win their first trophy since 2008 ended in failure on Sunday as Chelsea lifted the League Cup...

  • Football news

    QPR have reported a loss of £9.8 million for the year ending May 2014. The club said they had cut expenditure by £22 million and that they would continue to drive down player costs in future years. A statement from QPR read: “Expenditure was...

  • Sporting briefs

    Brown: Sunderland defender Wes Brown’s red card against his former club Manchester United on Saturday has been overturned. Brown was dismissed by referee Roger East after trying to tackle striker Radamel Falcao in the area, although TV replays...

  • Birkirkara outclass Mosta to maintain grip on second place

    Birkirkara outclass Mosta to maintain grip on second place

    Mosta 0Birkirkara 3Camenzuli 17; Ledesma 29; Haruna 82; Birkirkara made it two wins out of two in this third and final round of the BOV Premier League after outclassing Mosta in a one-sided encounter, yesterday. It was a dominant performance from...

  • Ten-man City too strong for Qormi

    Ten-man City too strong for Qormi

    Qormi 1Effiong 64 pen;Valletta 3Briffa 9, 45; Borg 23; Valletta survived the first-half dismissal of Steve Borg and a second half fightback from relegation-threatened Qormi to get back to winning ways after the previous upset to Zebbug...

  • Fgura extend unbeaten run to push for promotion

    Fgura United 2Mqabba 1 Fgura continued with their push for promotion after beating Mqabba, the last team to have handed them a defeat way back in October. This was a fifth consecutive victory for Ramon Zammit’s side and the 13th match without...

  • Resurgent Salah gives Fiorentina win at Inter

    Resurgent Salah gives Fiorentina win at Inter

    Fiorentina forward Mohamed Salah, enjoying a new lease of life since his move from Chelsea, scored again to give his side a 1-0 win at Inter yesterday despite finishing with nine men due to injuries. An inspired Felipe Anderson performance,...

  • Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

    Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 yesterday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points. In a hugely entertaining...

  • Coutinho hands ’Pool victory over Man. City

    Coutinho hands ’Pool victory over Man. City

    Two superb curling efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho handed Liverpool a 2-1 home win against Manchester City in the Premier League yesterday to deliver a thumping blow to Manuel Pellegrini’s title aspirations. Henderson, who...

  • Ref thought Brown made key foul

    Referee Roger East has told the body responsible for officiating standards in English football it was not a case of mistaken identity when he sent off Sunderland’s Wes Brown at Manchester United. East believed both Brown and John O’Shea made...

  • Terry inspires Chelsea to cup glory

    Terry inspires Chelsea to cup glory

    John Terry embellished his status to Chelsea fans as “captain, leader, legend” by scoring the goal that set his side on the way to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final at a rain-sodden Wembley yesterday. The former England...

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