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  • Scudetto there for Juve’s taking as Allegri’s men hit fine form

    Scudetto there for Juve’s taking as Allegri’s men hit fine form

    Results from the latest round of matches from the Serie A consolidated Juve’s position at the top of the standings, confirming that the champions are hot favourites to retain their title for a fourth successive year. Roma continue to falter and on...

  • Klopp upbeat despite struggles

    Klopp upbeat despite struggles

    Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is optimistic regarding his side’s survival chances as they head into the second half of the Bundesliga season. The Westphalians occupied the penultimate position in the Bundesliga at the turn of the year after...

  • Early salvo sends Australia into final

    Early salvo sends Australia into final

    Hosts Australia rode two early strikes to a 2-0 victory over United Arab Emirates that sent them into the Asian Cup final for a second successive tournament at a rain-soaked Newcastle Stadium yesterday. The Socceroos, who lost to Japan in the...

  • Football results

    Coppa Italia: Quarter-final – Milan vs Lazio 0-1. Playing today: 20.45 Parma vs Juventus. Championship: Derby County vs Blackburn Rovers 2-0; Millwall vs Reading 0-0; Rotherham vs Bolton Wanderers 4-2; Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham 0-0. League...

  • Football news

    Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been banned for four matches for grabbing an opponent by the throat, the Serie A club said yesterday. The French international was sent off following the incident involving Lazio captain Stefano Mauri in the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Goetz: Hamburg have extended right-back Ashton Goetz’s contract by two years to 2017 following his rise to the senior team this season. Goetz, 21, who joined the club as a teenager in 2008, was plucked out of the reserves this term and established...

  • Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

    Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic powered home a header in extra time to send his side to the League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a rip-roaring second leg at Stamford Bridge. The Serbian defender rose unmarked and craned his...

  • Lazio through to semi-finals

    Lazio through to semi-finals

    Lazio piled further pressure on beleaguered Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi as they beat the Rossoneri 1-0 in Milan to reach the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, despite playing half the match with only 10 men. Lucas Biglia scored the only goal from...

  • Two late goals give Zebbug win

    Two late goals give Zebbug win

    ZEBBUG RANGERS 2 PIETA' HOTSPURS 1 Zebbug turned the tables on their opponents in this basement clash with two late goals. The Hotspurs didn’t have to wait long to break the deadlock, as in their first dangerous foray into Zebbug’s half they hit...

  • Samuel Azzopardi elected president of Gozo FA

    Samuel Azzopardi is the new president of the Gozo Football Association (GFA). In today's election, Dr Azzopardi, a lawyer by profession, beat Joe Bajada, the GFA general secretary, by 21 votes to 11. Dr Azzopardi, who is also the mayor of...

  • Tarxien stands firm to beat Qormi

    Tarxien stands firm to beat Qormi

    TARXIEN 2 QORMI 1 Down to ten men from the hour-mark, Tarxien Rainbows dug in to edge Qormi 2-1. Shy the quarter-of-hour mark, Joseph Chetcuti, pushing through the middle, delivered a through pass to the advancing Alfred Effiong who did not miss...

  • Stoke City romp past Rochdale

    Stoke City romp past Rochdale

    Bojan Krkic and Victor Moses scored breathtaking goals at Rochdale as Stoke avoided joining the long list of Premier League teams to exit the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage last night. After watching the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City bow...

  • MFA making inquiries about Sirens-Gudja tie

    Malta FA integrity officer Franz Tabone has been speaking to club officials as part of an information-gathering exercise in relation to the FA Trophy fourth round match between Sirens and Gudja. Division Two side Sirens caused a sensation last...

  • Dutchman Van Praag joins FIFA presidential race

    Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, his association said. “Michael van Praag is a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA,” said a statement. “On Tuesday,...

  • S. Korea reach Asian Cup final

    South Korea moved a step closer to burying their 55-year Asian Cup hoodoo when they grabbed a goal in each half to beat Iraq 2-0 yesterday and set up a final against Australia or United Arab Emirates. Lee Jeong-hyeop gave the Taegeuk Warriors the...

  • Higuain brace puts Napoli third

    Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain allowed Napoli to regain third spot in Serie A, although their 2-1 win over Genoa was not without its share of controversy. The Argentine’s opener could have been ruled out for offside. On seven minutes, Jose...

  • Sturridge could return against Chelsea – Rodgers

    Sturridge could return against Chelsea – Rodgers

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could make his long-awaited return from injury in their League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight, manager Brendan Rodgers told reporters yesterday. Former Chelsea striker...

  • Crucial point for Hibernians says last-gasp scorer Agius

    Crucial point for Hibernians says last-gasp scorer Agius

    The 90th minute was about to elapse at the National Stadium on Saturday when the fourth official signalled four minutes of added time to the top-of-the-table clash between Hibernians and Birkirkara. At that juncture, the Paolites were on the brink...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 11 (2 pens); Mifsud Triganza 5; Guerrero 4; Darmanin 3, Zarate 3; Kaljevic 2; Micallef, Serrano, Bezzina, Guobadia. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar Lions); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs Hibernians); Arab (vs...

  • No room for romance in ‘pointless’ Coppa Italia

    No room for romance in ‘pointless’ Coppa Italia

    The Italian Cup enters the quarter-finals this week although, unlike its English counterpart, there will be no hint of romance and barely a flicker of interest. While the FA Cup is steeped in tradition and giant-killing feats, organisers of the...

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