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  • Luckless Malta made to pay the penalty

    The Malta U-17 team concluded their commitments in Group Eight of the UEFA Under-17 Champion-ship with another narrow defeat after going down 2-1 to Finland yesterday. Having suffered identical 1-0 defeats to hosts Serbia and the Netherlands in...

  • Nine players receive one-match ban

    Nine players were given a one-match suspension yesterday after last weekend’s six BOV Premier League games. Tarxien Rainbows were the worst-hit as they had three players on the suspensions’ list. Wesley was suspended following his dismissal for...

  • Today’s Europa League fixtures

    Group A: 21.05 Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Apollon; Villarreal vs FC Zurich.Standings: Villarreal 4; Apollon 3; Borussia Moenchen-gladbach 2; FC Zurich 1. Group B: 21.05 Bruges vs FC Copenhagen; Torino vs HJK Helsinki.Standings: Bruges, Torino 4;...

  • Arsenal rely on Wilshere for midfield inspiration

    Arsenal rely on Wilshere for midfield inspiration

    Jack Wilshere’s knack for scoring goals when least expected has made him a mainstay for Arsenal. Born on January 1, 1992 in Stevenage, Wilshere started his youth career with Luton Town in 2001 but soon switched to north London giants...

  • Greens win three-team championship

    Greens win three-team championship

    In season 1928-29, only Floriana, Sliema Wanderers and Valletta United took part in the league. Therefore, this competition compared unfavourably with those held in previous years. Only 1,800 spectators were present for the start of the league on...

  • Football news

    Former Spain striker David Villa’s loan spell at Melbourne City is to come to an end next month after just four A-League matches, the club said yesterday. Villa was loaned to the club from Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City, who are also...

  • Sporting briefs

    Tragic ending: Police in Norway said yesterday that a body found at the mouth of the Hunnselva river in Gjovik was that of midfielder Thomas Andrew Morgan. A former team-mate of Cardiff City winger Mats Moller-Dehli at Lyn, 23-year-old Morgan...

  • Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos claimed another impressive scalp on home soil after Pajtim Kasami's clinical strike gave them a 1-0 win over Juventus in Champions League Group A. Kasami's first-half finish set the Greek champions on their way but it was the...

  • Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal struck twice in the last two minutes for a smash and grab 2-1 victory away to Anderlecht in Champions League Group D to earn three vital points. The Londoners produced a lethargic display and were trailing to Andy Najar's 71st-minute...

  • Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield which appeared as classy as it was dominant. The roar of one of Europe's most vociferous crowds...

  • Nine players get one-match ban

    Nine players have been given a one-match ban after last weekend’s BOV Premier League matches. Tarxien Rainbows have three players on the suspensions’ list as Brazilian Wesley, who was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Hibernians, Owen Bugeja and...

  • Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 36 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at Roma last night that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked. Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Goetze,...

  • Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago has stressed the importance of his team returning to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League when they host Juventus tonight. The Greek outfit lost 2-0 at Malmo last time out having previously won their...

  • Sunderland players to refund fans after defeat at St Mary’s

    Sunderland players have offered ticket refunds to all 2,500 fans who made the long trip to watch their side’s humiliating 8-0 thrashing at South-ampton in the Premier League, club captain John O’Shea confirmed yesterday. Some travelling fans had...

  • Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal’s belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind...

  • Basel’s Xhaka under investigation

    Defender Taulant Xhaka will head into FC Basel’s Champions League clash with Ludogorets today under a Swiss disciplinary cloud. The Albania star’s gesture after Basel’s 1-0 league victory over Young Boys on Saturday has led to a Swiss Football...

  • Verona issued stadium ban

    Verona have been fined 50,000 euros and given a partial stadium ban by the Italian league as punishment for racist chants directed at Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari during Sunday’s Serie A match. The Ghana international was the target of a...

  • Rossi on track in recovery

    Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to return to Italy next month to continue his recovery from a knee ligament injury which has blighted his season. Rossi’s problems with his right knee began in October 2011 when he missed 18 months after...

  • Parma in dire need of points

    Parma in dire need of points

    After almost two months into the 2014/15 Serie A, Parma’s campaign has yet to take off. This is somewhat ironic but at the same time quite a realistic assessment for a side currently anchored at the bottom of the table, with just three points won...

  • UK football results

    The ChampionshipBournemouth vs Reading 3-0; Blackburn vs Birmingham 1-0; Blackpool vs Derby 0-1; Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday 0-0; Cardiff vs Ipswich 3-1; Charlton vs Bolton 2-1; Huddersfield vs Brighton 1-1; Norwich vs Leeds 1-1; Rotherham vs...