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  • Sporting briefs

    Strootman: Roma have no intention of selling Manchester United’s reported target Kevin Strootman in January, according to general director Mauro Baldissoni. “Our (club) president (James Pallotta) has already spoken about this and he gets angry...

  • Hibs zoom in on title as red mist descends on Valletta

    Hibs zoom in on title as red mist descends on Valletta

    Hibernians 3Cohen 50; Jorginho 57, 90;Valletta 1Elford-Alliyu 22; This clash was always going to be a scintillating affair but nobody would have envisaged the events that defined it. Trailing Hibs by 12 points, Valletta knew they had to win to...

  • Slick Sliema sweep past Qormi

    Slick Sliema sweep past Qormi

    Qormi 1Temile 70;Sliema Wanderers 3Bocar 24; Scerri 62; Friggieri 72; Ravaged by injuries to key players, Sliema still produced an efficient display and backed by a sound defensive base they stopped the slump after three consecutive defeats...

  • Late Pembroke goal dashes Gudja’s hopes

    Pembroke Athleta 1Gudja United 0 Pembroke defender Ousmane Sidibe scored the goal that mattered as Pembroke beat fellow promotion hunters Gudja to go second in the table behind leaders St Andrew’s. Pembroke had Ariel Laudisi sent off late on with...

  • Roma close the gap

    Roma close the gap

    Genoa’s second-choice goalkeeper Eugenio Lamanna saved a penalty with his very first touch of the ball in Serie A yesterday, although it was not enough to stop his side losing 1-0 at home to second-placed Roma. Roma’s win moved them one point...

  • Barca full-back Alves sidelined by hamstring strain

    Barcelona full-back Dani Alves is unavailable for tomorrow’s King’s Cup last-32, second leg match at home to third-tier Huesca after picking up a hamstring strain in Saturday’s 0-0 La Liga draw at Getafe. Brazil international Alves is also a doubt...

  • De Gea stars in United’s sixth win on the trot

    De Gea stars in United’s sixth win on the trot

    The difference in fortunes since Liverpool won 3-0 away to Manchester United in March was illustrated when Louis Van Gaal’s team reversed that scoreline yesterday. Nine months ago the Mersey-siders were challenging strongly for the Premier League...

  • Champions League clubs guide – last 16

    Champions League clubs guide – last 16

    The draw for the UEFA Champions League last 16 takes place in Nyon, Switzerland today. Here PA Sport looks at the clubs involved. Atletico Madrid Who: Runners-up to rivals Real Madrid in the 2014 final. How: Advanced as winners of Group A, with...

  • Football league results

    Scottish PremiershipCeltic vs St Mirren 4-1 Leading standings: Celtic 38; Inverness 32; Dundee United, Aberdeen 31; Hamilton 30; St Johnstone 23. BundesligaB. Leverkusen vs B. M’gladbach 1-1; Wolfsburg vs Paderborn 1-1. Leading standings: B.

  • Football news

    Richard Scudamore has all but confirmed that Premier League matches will not take place abroad in the foreseeable future. The Premier League boss admitted the plans would get “no nearer” to completion due to the weight of opposition. On Friday it...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ings: Ajax are looking to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings. Director of football Marc Overmars reckons the England Under-21 frontman, who has scored four times in 13 appearances for the Clarets this season, would suit Ajax’s style of play.

  • Unbeaten Hibs see off nine-man Valletta to close in on title

    Unbeaten Hibs see off nine-man Valletta to close in on title

    HIBERNIANS-3, VALLETTA-1 Hibernians all but wrapped up the league title today after defeating champions Valletta 3-1 to increase their lead at the top to 15 points. It was an incredible match that saw Valletta take a deserved first-half lead only...

  • Updated: De Gea stars in United's sixth successive win

    Updated: De Gea stars in United's sixth successive win

    The difference in fortunes since Liverpool won 3-0 away to Manchester United in March was illustrated when Louis Van Gaal's team reversed that scoreline today. Nine months ago the Merseysiders were challenging strongly for the Premier League title...

  • Sliema's luck turns around

    Sliema's luck turns around

    QORMI 1 SLIEMA WANDERERS 3 Sliema stopped the slump after three consecutive defeats including an early elimination from the FA Trophy, with an efficient win over Qormi. Neither team had threatened until the 24th minute when Sliema found the...

  • Update 2: Debutant's penalty save fails to stop Roma, Juve held

    Update 2: Debutant's penalty save fails to stop Roma, Juve held

    Genoa's second-choice goalkeeper Eugenio Lamanna saved a penalty with his very first touch of the ball in Serie A, although it was not enough to stop his side losing 1-0 at home to second-placed Roma. Roma's win moved them one point behind leaders...

  • Gutsy Lions tame rivals Mosta

    Gutsy Lions tame rivals Mosta

    Mosta 1Kaljevic 47;Naxxar Lions 2Gilmar 18; Gueye 71; Naxxar Lions gave their fans an early Christmas treat when they produced a gutsy display to see off neighbouring rivals Mosta in a hard-fought derby. It was a deserved victory for the Lions who...

  • Balzan hold Stripes in dull encounter

    Birkirkara 0Balzan 0 Birkirkara failed to sparkle in an uninspiring match that saw the well-oiled Balzan rely on their fighting qualities and tactical cohesion to nullify their neighbours’ flair. After a dismal opening period, in which Birkirkara...

  • Honours shared after tense finale

    Honours shared after tense finale

    Floriana 1Bonnici 89;Pietà Hotspurs 1Pisani 87 pen.; Floriana and Pietà Hotspurs were forced to settle for a point in a low-key encounter that came to life in the closing minutes. Both teams left Corradino disappointed yesterday as the draw did...

  • Żebbuġ fight back to secure first win

    Tarxien Rainbows 1Hevia 12;Żebbuġ Rangers 2Mamic 51; Camilleri 90; Żebbuġ Rangers ended their long wait for a Premier League win yesterday afternoon. A painful run of 14 games without a win for the newcomers had cast doubt over their credentials...

  • Ruthless Chelsea and City march on

    Ruthless Chelsea and City march on

    Chelsea and Manchester City tightened their stranglehold on the Premier League title race yesterday, recording victories over struggling clubs to stretch further clear of their increasingly forlorn pursuers. Normal service was resumed at Stamford...