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  • Leicester one victory away from league title

    Leicester one victory away from league title

    Premier League leaders Leicester City, who beat Swansea City 4-0 at home in their last outing, will be on their travels this weekend as they play Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Foxes, seven points clear at the top with only three matches...

  • ‘Difficult climate’ cost Arsenal title –Wenger

    ‘Difficult climate’ cost Arsenal title –Wenger

    A “difficult climate” at the Emirates Stadium contributed to Arsenal’s poor home form this season and eventually led to the team missing out on a chance to win the Premier League title, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Among the top five...

  • Juve pledge to end the season with a flourish

    Juve pledge to end the season with a flourish

    Juventus need to “honour” their remaining matches as they celebrate their fifth successive Scudetto, according to Stephan Lichtsteiner. The Bianconeri will play at home against Carpi tomorrow for the first time since securing their...

  • Di Natale to end Udinese career at end of season

    Di Natale to end Udinese career at end of season

    Long-serving Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale (picture) has announced that this season will be his last with the club. The 38-year-old striker has been at the Stadio Friuli for 12 years but said yesterday that his final game will be the home...

  • Klopp issues Anfield warning to Villarreal

    Klopp issues Anfield warning to Villarreal

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has warned Villarreal that Anfield awaits after his side’s 1-0 defeat in their Europa League semi-final first leg. On Thursday, substitute Adrian Lopez capitalised on a momentary lapse in concentration in the second...

  • Michel Platini appeal heard at the CAS in Lausanne

    Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini’s appeal against his six-year ban from soccer was heard at sport’s highest tribunal yesterday with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter among the witnesses. Platini, who arrived in a taxi for the hearing at...

  • Football news

    Danny Welbeck’s last-minute winner for Arsenal against Leicester City in February was the most talked about moment of the Premier League title race on Twitter. The goal, which gave Arsenal a 2-1 victory and appeared a crucial result at the time,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Crotone: Crotone were promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history following a 1-1 draw at Modena last night. The visitors picked up the point they needed to guarantee a maiden season in the top flight of Italian football thanks to...

  • Birkirkara, Balzan end league trek with 1-1 draw

    Birkirkara, Balzan end league trek with 1-1 draw

    BALZAN-1, BIRKIRKARA-1 Birkirkara wrapped up third place in the final standings after figuring in a 1-1 draw against Balzan who finished fourth. The Stripes were the better team for most of the game but needed a late Ryan Camenzuli equaliser to...

  • Enterprising victory for Tarxien

    Enterprising victory for Tarxien

    FLORIANA 2 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 3 Tarxien Rainbows finished their best season in recent years with an entertaining victory over Floriana. The encounter was without any particular interest – as all issues have now been decided. For the Rainbows, under...

  • Valletta-Hibs game directions for supporters

    The National Stadium at Ta’ Qali will open at 2pm for tomorrow’s 4pm game between Valletta and Hibernians, the Malta Football Association said. It said Valletta FC fans were being allocated  West A, West C and Millennium D stand, Hibernians FC the...

  • St Andrew's win to keep survival hopes alive

    St Andrew's win to keep survival hopes alive

    QORMI-2, ST ANDREW'S-4 St Andrew's kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive after beating fellows-in-distress Qormi 4-2 to set up a play-off against Senglea Athletic who finished third in Division One. The Saints managed to move above Naxxar...

  • Naxxar relegated

    Naxxar relegated

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 4 NAXXAR LIONS 2 Jean Paul Farrugia and Johann Bezzina struck late to relegate Naxxar Lions from the premier league. Naxxar Lions looked set for a remarkable escape after coming back from Denni’s early opener for Sliema. Edu...

  • In-demand Pochettino extends contract with Spurs until 2021

    In-demand Pochettino extends contract with Spurs until 2021

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2021. The Argentine has become one of the most feted coaches in the English game after guiding Spurs into second...

  • Relegation strugglers in last-chance saloon

    Relegation strugglers in last-chance saloon

    Naxxar Lions, St Andrew’s and Qormi head into their last game with their Premier League future in serious jeopardy but, ironically, the trio are still in with a chance of forcing a play-off with Senglea Athletic who finished third in Division...

  • Atletico loss brings Guardiola closer to familiar failure

    Atletico loss brings Guardiola closer to familiar failure

    After watching Pep Guardiola fail to inspire Bayern Munich to victory over Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night, Manchester City may wonder if they have hired the wrong man to lead them for the...

  • Saul delights in ‘most beautiful goal’

    Saul Niguez announced himself as one of Europe’s most promising midfielders by scoring a stunning individual goal to edge Atletico Madrid a step closer to their second Champions League final in three years. The 21-year-old snaked his way past...

  • Villarreal strike late to beat Liverpool, Sevilla grab draw

    Villarreal strike late to beat Liverpool, Sevilla grab draw

    Villarreal’s Adrian Lopez snatched a stoppage-time winner at home to Liverpool to move them closer to a first European final after the first leg of their Europa League last four clash finished 1-0 yesterday. Liverpool, who got a taste of their own...

  • Hummels wants to join Bayern

    Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has told the club he wants to join Bayern Munich in the summer. The Germany international, regarded as one of the best centre-backs in European football, wants to follow former team-mates Robert Lewandowski...

  • Tottenham’s Alli banned for rest of season

    Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association yesterday. The 20-year-old, voted the PFA Young Player of the Year last weekend after a sensational...