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  • Maroons go second in table

    Maroons go second in table

    Melita 1Gżira United 3 Gżira made up for their first-round defeat to Melita after beating the Amateurs 3-1 to bounce back from their 2-1 upset to St George’s last week. Darren Abdilla’s side played one of their best matches this season. They won...

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    Scottish PremiershipDundee United-Partick - 0-2Motherwell-Inverness - 2-1Ross County-Dundee - 1-0St Johnstone-Kilmarnock - 0-0St Mirren-Hamilton -...

  • Football news

    Brian McClair was named Scottish FA’s performance director, reuniting him with former Manchester United team-mate and current Scotland manager Gordon Strachan. The 51-year-old will leave United in May after a 25-year career at Old Trafford, where...

  • Sporting briefs

    Koke: Champions Atletico Madrid will be boosted by the return from injury of midfielder Koke for today’s La Liga game at fifth-placed Sevilla, coach Diego Simeone said. Koke picked up a hamstring strain in the 4-0 victory at home to Real Madrid on...

  • Milan struggles for goalless draw

    Chievo 0 Milan 0 Milan missed the chance to jump towards the European places in Serie A after struggling throughout a goalless draw with Chievo at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. A comfortable victory in Verona would have boosted Filippo...

  • Balzan turn tables on Naxxar

    BALZAN 2 NAXXAR LIONS 1 Balzan hit back strongly to turn the tables on Naxxar and join Floriana in the fourth place of the standings. Inside the first minute, Elkin Serrano Valero sent Gilmar crashing to end Naxxar’s first serious venture towards...

  • Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Hibernians further cemented their place as the team to beat in this year’s BOV Premier League when crushed Żebbuġ Rangers 5-0. It was a routine victory for the Premier League leaders who took just nine minutes to take the lead. Bjorn Kristensen...

  • Rooney ends goal drought as United climb to third

    Rooney ends goal drought as United climb to third

    Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first...

  • Floriana struck at death to beat Rainbows

    Floriana struck at death to beat Rainbows

    The complexion of the game changed on the half hour mark with a controversial decision taken by referee Sandro Spiteri on the half hour mark as he delayed his decision to award a penalty when Felipe Douglas’s tackle on Alex Cini inside the area...

  • Fortunato’s late goal dents Wanderers

    Fortunato’s late goal dents Wanderers

    Pietà Hotspurs denied Sliema Wanderers the satisfaction of grabbing their third successive league victory when they grabbed a dramatic 1-1 draw at the Hibs Stadium. Sliema had held the edge for much of the opening half. On eight minutes Djumo...

  • Nisevic wary of Żebbuġ’s threat

    Nisevic wary of Żebbuġ’s threat

    Sitting on top of the Premier League standings with a comfortable eight-point lead and with a match against modest Żebbuġ Rangers coming up, few would bet against Hibernians maintaining their dominance in this season’s title race this afternoon...

  • Sciberras and Ledesma return for Stripes

    Pietà Hotspurs vs Sliema Wanderers (today at 2pm, Hibs Stadium). Sliema will be looking to make it three wins out of three when they take on lowly Pietà. Back-to-back wins over Mosta and Tarxien saw the Wanderers distance themselves from the drop...

  • Fiorentina’s Montella gets Roma reunion in Europa League draw

    Fiorentina’s Montella gets Roma reunion in Europa League draw

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella was handed a reunion with former club Roma in an all-Italian clash that was among the highlights of the Europa League last-16 draw made yesterday. Montella, who spent 10 years at Roma as a player and had a spell...

  • Third all-London showdown

    Third all-London showdown

    The all-London League Cup final at Wembley Stadium tomorrow will see Chelsea and Tottenham fight it out for the first domestic prize of the season in England. This will be the third all-London showdown in the history of the competition. In 2007,...

  • Combative Costa may be more careful but won’t change his game

    Combative Costa may be more careful but won’t change his game

    Controversial Chelsea striker Diego Costa has no plans to modify his robust style of play though he concedes he may need to be more careful in future to avoid another ban. The Brazil-born Spain international returned from a three-match suspension...

  • Roma seek revenge win over Juventus to close gap

    Roma seek revenge win over Juventus to close gap

    The best teams in Serie A face off late Monday when Roma host Juventus, with the home side hoping they can reverse the 3-2 defeat they suffered against the champions in October to close the gap at the top of the standings. Prior to their first...

  • Another Parma match off as players threaten strike

    Bottom-of-the-table Parma have had a Serie A match called off for the second weekend in a row after the squad at the financially-stricken club threatened to strike over unpaid wages. The Italian football federation (FIGC) agreed yesterday to...

  • 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18 – Blatter

    The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said yesterday. Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend’s International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting, said he...

  • Late Ogunnupe goal gives Żurrieq hope

    Żurrieq 1Gudja United 0 Joseph Ogunnupe converted a late penalty to hand Żurrieq a priceless victory over Gudja that revived their hopes of avoiding relegation. The Reds, under the charge of Winston Muscat, played a blinder to overcome the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Jordan: Colombian forward Wilmar Jordan has signed a deal to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda, ending his successful stint at Bulgarian side Litex Lovech. The 24-year-old striker, who signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Tianjin,...

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