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  • Maroons score late goals to force decider

    Maroons score late goals to force decider

    Gżira United 2Mqabba 0 Gżira United played below par yesterday but still managed to beat Mqabba and force a decider for third place against Melita with the winner to figure in a play-off for promotion. The Maroons, who had hammered Mqabba 5-0 in...

  • Foreign coaches admire local juniors at Footy4U camp

    Foreign coaches admire local juniors at Footy4U camp

    The Footy4U April 2015 camp was held at De La Salle College grounds earlier this month. Three foreign coaches, Italians Massimo Sarci and Francesco Nuti, and Norwegian Anton Severin, conducted various sessions for the young hopefuls who attended,...

  • Football results

    BOV Division Three: Qrendi vs Ta’ Xbiex 5-2; Attard vs Mgarr United 1-4; Kalkara vs Sta Lucija 0-4; Sta Venera Lightnings vs Mtarfa 2-2; Kirkop vs Marsaskala 3-0. ISA League: Methode vs Baxter 3-2; Actavis vs Aurobindo 5-4. Primera LigaEspanyol vs...

  • Football news

    Stevan Jovetic is closer to a move to Inter this summer with the Italian club seemingly ready to pay the €18m transfer fee demanded by Manchester City. The links between Jovetic and Roberto Mancini’s side have been circulating for many weeks and...

  • Sporting briefs

    Tranmere: Tranmere Rovers’ unbroken 94-year spell in the Football League came to an end yesterday with a 3-2 defeat at Plymouth Argyle. The fourth tier side, who joined the league in 1921 but have long been eclipsed by local powerhouses Liverpool...

  • Inter back in hunt for place in Europe

    Inter back in hunt for place in Europe

    Inter 2 Roma 1 Mauro Icardi's 17th goal of the season took Inter back into the hunt for a place in Europe next season and dented Roma's Champions League aspirations with a 2-1 win. Hernanes gave the Nerazzurri the lead after 15 minutes but Radja...

  • Qormi beats Tarxien

    Qormi beats Tarxien

    QORMI 4 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 Qormi needed just 45 minutes to dispose of the tame challenge of Tarxien who only showed signs of life in the second half. Four goals from four different players ensured Qormi softened the memories of their Balzan...

  • Valletta see off Birkirkara

    Valletta see off Birkirkara

    Valletta were back to winning ways when they needed a late Hamza Barry goal to overcome Birkirkara 2-1 at the National Stadium. The Citizens made all the early running and on 16 minutes they were awarded a corner kick from which Nafti’s inswinger...

  • Milan's European hopes slim after defeat at Udinese

    Second-half goals by Giampiero Pinzi and Emmanuel Badu gave Udinese a 2-1 win over Milan in Serie A, further diminishing their slim hopes of playing in European competition next season. Milan are ninth with 43 points and six games to go, six...

  • Hotspurs boost survival hopes

    Hotspurs boost survival hopes

    Pietà Hotspurs boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop when they eased past bottom side Żebbuġ Rangers 3-1 at the National Stadium. After a balanced opening it was Pietà who drew first blood on 25 minutes when Ricardo Costa picked Kyle Cesare at...

  • Update 2: Leicester boost survival hopes with victory at Burnley

    Update 2: Leicester boost survival hopes with victory at Burnley

    (Adds Man City win) Leicester City climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since November with a battling 1-0 win at bottom club Burnley. Burnley's Matt Taylor slammed a second-half penalty against the post and from...

  • City, Stripes seek timely fillip

    City, Stripes seek timely fillip

    End-of-season duels between Valletta and Birkirkara are usually crunch matches determining the league champions or cup winners. Only last year these two rival teams faced each other in the final fixture of the league trek which saw the Citizens...

  • Pembroke Athleta crowned champions

    Pembroke Athleta crowned champions

    Pembroke 5 St George’s 2 Pembroke Athleta were crowned First Division champions when they won their last game of the season against a St George’s side who were still within reach of making it to the play-offs if Melita had lost against St...

  • Pep relishing Nou Camp return

    Pep relishing Nou Camp return

    Pep Guardiola is looking forward to returning home after the Champions League semi-final draw pitted Bayern Munich against Barcelona, yesterday. There was an audible gasp at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon when the Spaniard’s current side were drawn...

  • London derby can give Chelsea another push

    London derby can give Chelsea another push

    With six matches to go Chelsea are almost home and dry and only a football tremor will shift them from the apex of the Premier League standings. Tomorrow, Jose Mourinho’s Blues clash against FA Cup finalists Arsenal at the Emirates. At present,...

  • Juventus coach Allegri demands full concentration

    Juventus coach Allegri demands full concentration

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has urged his players to stay focused as they close in on a fourth straight Serie A title. The Bianconeri approach tomorrow’s game against city rivals Torino with a 15-point advantage over nearest rivals Lazio...

  • Toure’s happy at City says Pellegrini

    Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure can still find the challenges he wants at Manchester City. Toure, City’s midfield driving force in recent seasons, was quoted this week as saying he was open to “new challenges”. That has been interpreted as a...

  • Football news

    Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after the goalkeeper made his debut for Sta-baek FC in a Norwegian Cup tie against Runar in midweek. The 23-year-old joined the former Norwegian champions on a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rotherham: Rotherham United were teetering on the brink of the English Championship relegation zone yesterday after being docked three points and fined for fielding an ineligible player against fellow stragglers Brighton. The deduction left...

  • Barcelona eye Bayern revenge, Real face Juve

    Barcelona eye Bayern revenge, Real face Juve

    Barcelona will have the chance to avenge their 2013 humbling by Bayern Munich after being paired with the Germans again in the Champions League semi-final draw which also pitted holders Real Madrid against Juventus. Bayern thrashed Barcelona 7-0...

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