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  • Mallia brace gives St George’s derby joy

    Mallia brace gives St George’s derby joy

    St George’s 2Vittoriosa Stars 1 St George’s jolted Vittoriosa Stars’ promotion aspirations after winning the Cottonera derby 2-1 thanks to Larson Mallia’s first-half brace. The Saints’ supporters celebrated loudly at the final whistle as the team...

  • Barcelona on top in El Clasico

    Barcelona on top in El Clasico

    A lethal finish from Luis Suarez on 55 minutes gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in a typically frantic ‘Clasico’ last night as they stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to four points over their rivals. Barcelona went ahead...

  • Football results

    La LigaAth. Bilbao vs Almeria 2-1; Granada vs Eibar 0-0; Deportivo vs Espanyol 0-0; Villarreal vs Sevilla 0-2; R. Sociedad vs Cordoba 3-1 ; Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2-1. Leading standings: Barcelona 68; Real Madrid 64; Valencia 60; Atl. Madrid 59;...

  • Football news

    Video technology should be introduced to English football to help referees avoid errors after West Brom defender Gareth McAuley was sent off in a case of mistaken identity on Saturday, referees’ chief Mike Riley said. McAuley was shown the red...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sacked: Struggling Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles fired coach Foeke Booy yesterday as they plunged into relegation danger after a home loss on Saturday to Vitesse Arnhem. Booy had already announced his intention to leave at the end of the season but a...

  • Man. City cruise past 10-man West Brom

    Man. City cruise past 10-man West Brom

    Manchester City kept their title hopes alive thanks to a 3-0 win against 10-man West Bromwich Albion but Arsenal remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League yesterday. Much-maligned after their...

  • Arter strikes for Bournemouth

    Harry Arter scored his second wonder goal in five days as Bournemouth stepped up their bid to reach the Premier League with an emphatic 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, yesterday. Arter’s powerful 20-yard strike early in the second half was sandwiched...

  • Martino hits out at proximity of CLeague final with Copa

    Martino hits out at proximity of CLeague final with Copa

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino complained about the scheduling of the European Champions League final which could involve a number of his players five days before the Copa America kicks off in Chile. The Champions League final in Berlin is...

  • Rooney can end Anfield hoodoo says Van Gaal

    Rooney can end Anfield hoodoo says Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal hopes Wayne Rooney will finally end his Anfield hoodoo this afternoon. Rooney has almost every medal in England locked up in a huge trophy room in his Cheshire mansion, but success at Anfield has been hard to find for the Manchester...

  • Denmark players end bitter dispute with FA

    A bitter dispute between the Danish FA (DBU) and the country’s international players has been brought to an end after three new collective agreements were announced regarding payments and bonuses to national teams. The DBU had wanted to slash...

  • Juventus out to make amends against Genoa

    Juventus out to make amends against Genoa

    Juventus will start learning how to play without Paul Pogba today against Genoa with the France midfielder ruled out for two months through injury. Pogba limped off with a hamstring problem during Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League triumph at...

  • Omeruo in Nigeria U-23 squad

    Pembroke Athleta striker Lucky Omeruo has been named in the Nigeria U-23 squad to face Zambia in an All Africa Games qualifier today. Coach Samson Siasia called up 18 players for the match in Abuja as he looks to lead the side a step closer to...

  • Gribbon lifts Melita

    Gribbon lifts Melita

    Żurrieq 0Melita 1 A second-half penalty goal scored by George Gribbon saw Melita back to winning ways to continue with their push for promotion. The game only came to life midway through the second half as the first hour of play was a real...

  • BOV Premier League statistics – scorers and red cards

    BOV Premier League statistics – scorers and red cards

    BalzanPiccioni 12 (2 pens); Kaljevic 8 (2 pens); Mifsud Triganza 5, Guerrero 5; Darmanin 3, Zarate 3; Micallef 2; Serrano, Bezzina, Guobadia, Arab, Grima. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs Hibernians); Arab (vs...

  • Dortmund back in scoring form with win at Hanover

    Dortmund back in scoring form with win at Hanover

    Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as last season’s runners-up beat Hanover 3-2 yesterday for their first win in three Bundesliga games that kept up their hopes of a European spot next season. Dortmund bounced back from...

  • Hoops extend lead at the top

    Dundee United went down without much of a fight as Celtic cruised to a 3-0 Scottish Premiership win in the fourth meeting between the clubs in 14 days, yesterday. The previous three clashes, including a 2-0 Scottish League Cup final win for the...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaAtletico Madrid vs Getafe 2-0; R. Vallecano vs Malaga 1-0; Levante vs Celta Vigo 0-1; Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria 2-1; Granada vs Eibar 0-0. Today: 12.00 Deportivo vs Espanyol. 17.00 Villarreal vs Sevilla. 19.00 Real Sociedad vs Cordoba.

  • Football news

    Dynamo Kiev face disciplinary proceedings after their fans were accused of racist behaviour during the Europa League second leg against Everton on Thursday. The Ukrainian side advanced to the quarter-finals, with a 5-2 win on the night securing a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Match-fixing: Twelve players and officials were held for questioning over alleged match-fixing following a game in the Moldovan championship on Friday. The Moldovan National Anti-Corruption Agency questioned the 12 following the conclusion of the...

  • Kaljevic lifts Balzan to fourth

    Kaljevic lifts Balzan to fourth

    Balzan 3Grima 1; Kaljevic 69, 81;Tarxien Rainbows 2Grioli 37og; Soly 52; Balzan’s quest for a top-four finish remains on track. With rivals Floriana dropping four points after back-to-back draws, the onus was on Balzan to seize the opportunity...

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