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  • Five-star City humiliate Blues

    Five-star City humiliate Blues

    Sliema Wanderers 0Valletta 5Zahra 18, 23; Terra 25 54; Fenech 39 pen; Champions Valletta have more work to do to wipe out the gap on runaway leaders Hibernians but this could prove a watershed moment in their season. Coming from a 2-1 defeat to...

  • Kaljevic on mark as Mosta stay unbeaten

    Kaljevic on mark as Mosta stay unbeaten

    Mosta 1Kaljevic 29;Balzan 0 In a Mosta team brimming with attacking talent, Bojan Kaljevic remains their most potent weapon. The towering forward maintained his bright start to the season yesterday after scoring the winner that extended Mosta’s...

  • Substitute Omeruo rescues Pembroke

    Substitute Omeruo rescues Pembroke

    Pembroke 1Fgura 1 Pembroke needed a late goal by substitute Lucky Omeruo to grind out a point against a ten-man Fgura side at the Luxol Stadium yesterday. Fgura came agonisingly close to emerge as winners in a clash between the newly-promoted...

  • Florenzi booked for hugging grandmother as Roma win

    Florenzi booked for hugging grandmother as Roma win

    Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi was booked for running into the stands to hug his 82-year-old grandmother after scoring in their 2-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A yesterday. Napoli’s troubles continued when suffered their second consecutive 1-0...

  • Football results...

    BundesligaCologne vs B. M’gladbach 0-0; Wolfsburg vs B. Leverkusen 4-1. Leading standings: Paderborn, Mainz, Hoffenheim, Bayern Munich 8; B. Leverkusen, Hanover 7. Primera LigaCordoba vs Sevilla 1-3; Real Sociedad vs Almeria 1-2; Villarreal vs...

  • Lampard stuns Chelsea in draw, as United lose 5-3

    Lampard stuns Chelsea in draw, as United lose 5-3

    Chelsea icon Frank Lampard scored for Manchester City to end his old club’s perfect start to the Premier League season while Leicester City came from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3 on a remarkable day in the Premier League...

  • Celtic held, Dundee Utd win

    Celtic held, Dundee Utd win

    Kris Commons (picture) scored from the spot to give Celtic a 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw against Motherwell at Parkhead on a day Hoops manager Ronny Deila perhaps discovered a lack of depth to his squad. Motherwell striker John Sutton opened the...

  • Balzan FC honour club pioneer in emotional reunion

    Balzan FC honour club pioneer in emotional reunion

    This was no ordinary Sunday for Balzan FC. As the senior squad geared up for their afternoon match against Mosta in the top tier of Maltese football, officials, fans and villagers gathered at the clubhouse yesterday morning to fete not one of...

  • Liverpool and Real set off ticket frenzy in Sofia

    Thousands of Ludogorets fans rushed to snap up tickets for their eagerly-awaited Champions League home matches when sales opened on Saturday, despite the cheapest seats costing almost half the country’s minimum monthly wage. The Bulgarian...

  • Football news

    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out for four weeks with a foot injury sustained in the closing stages of their 2-0 defeat to Mainz 05 on Saturday. He is the sixth Dortmund midfielder to be out injured, along with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Balotelli: Police are investigating potentially racist tweets towards Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli after the Italian used the social media site to poke fun at Manchester United following their 5-3 loss at Leicester City yesterday. The often...

  • Classy Hibs too strong for Pietà

    Classy Hibs too strong for Pietà

    Hibernians 3Jorginho 44, 56; Failla 63;Pietà Hotspurs 1Xavier 80; Hibernians maintained their perfect start to the 2014-15 BOV Premier League as the Paolites easily despatched of newly-promoted Pietà Hotspurs to clinch their fifth successive...

  • Sub Ledesma gives Birkirkara a lift

    Qormi 0Birkirkara 2Camenzuli 83; Ledesma 90; Birkirkara survived the stifling humidity and a resilient challenge from Qormi as Ryan Camenzuli's perfectly-hit strike gave the title hopefuls a much-needed lift. Still smarting from their 3-2 defeat...

  • Alvaro inspires Tarxien’s first win

    Alvaro inspires Tarxien’s first win

    Tarxien Rainbows 2Alvaro 58; Wesley 66;Naxxar Lions 1Edet 70; Only the three points mattered for Tarxien Rainbows and Naxxar Lions. Both had failed to win in their opening four games as Tarxien were involved in four consecutive draws while the...

  • Britto’s late leveller denies Floriana

    Floriana 3Plut 42, 46; Pisani 57;Żebbuġ Rangers 3Mamic 23, Monti 60 pen, Britto 87; Substitute Mauricio Britto came to Żebbuġ’s rescue as the Brazilian striker hit a late equaliser to hand the Premier League newcomers a point after a 3-3 draw with...

  • Ozil helps Arsenal trounce Aston Villa

    Ozil helps Arsenal trounce Aston Villa

    Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa while sloppy Liverpool lost 3-1 at West Ham United in the Premier League yesterday. Arsenal’s record signing came in...

  • When the chips are down…

    When the chips are down…

    Like many people – including the man himself, quite probably – I do occasionally wonder how it all went so horribly wrong for David Moyes at Manchester United. Well it would appear we now have our answer – chips. Yep, that’s right, deep fried...

  • Ronaldo treble as Real hit eight

    Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 27th career hat-trick and Gareth Bale struck twice as Real Madrid bounced back in style from consecutive defeats with a thumping 8-2 La Liga win at Deportivo La Coruna yesterday. Champions Atletico Madrid were held to...

  • Tevez strikes late as Juve beat Milan

    Tevez strikes late as Juve beat Milan

    Juventus confirmed they are still the team to beat in Serie A, ending Milan’s perfect start to the season with a 1-0 win at the San Siro. Carlos Tevez netted the only goal of the game in the 71st minute as former Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri...

  • Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea to host African Nations Cup

    Cameroon and Ivory Coast were handed the right to hold future African Nations Cup finals as the Confederation of African Football sprung a surprise yesterday and also named Guinea to host the continental championship. Five countries were bidding...

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