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  • Napoli are out to stretch unbeaten run against Real

    Napoli are out to stretch unbeaten run against Real

    Real Madrid have mastered the art of winning without hitting top gear this season but that strategy will be severely tested in tonight’s Champions League last 16 showdown against a Napoli side that have developed their own invincible aura. La Liga...

  • Bayern, Arsenal desperate to lift gloom with Euro glory

    Bayern Munich and Arsenal meet in their big-name Champions League round of 16 first leg today, both hoping European success will help lift mid-season gloom on their domestic fronts. Bayern are on track for a record-extending fifth consecutive...

  • Lazio boss Inzaghi rues missed chances against Milan

    Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi could not hide his disappointment as his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Milan at the Stadio Olimpico. Winger Suso struck an 85th-minute equaliser as seventh-placed Milan fought back to earn a point and deny the hosts a...

  • Vella upbeat ahead of UEFA U-16 tournament

    Malta will face Armenia, Andorra and Gibraltar in the UEFA European Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament which gets underway today with the first two games at the Centenary Stadium. Silvio Vella, the Malta U-17 coach, has called a squad...

  • Di Maria inspires PSG to 4-0 rout of Barcelona

    Di Maria inspires PSG to 4-0 rout of Barcelona

    Paris St Germain’s Angel Di Maria was at his vintage best as he scored twice on his birthday in a 4-0 demolition of a ragged Barcelona side in their Champions League last-16 first leg last night. The Argentina winger, 29, scored in each half with...

  • Football news

    Paul Pogba has no concerns over the huge transfer fee paid for his move to Manchester United but he does get angry when he loses, according to his brother Florentin. The French midfielder returned to United from Juventus for a world record fee of...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lukaku: Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is to visit a doctor in Belgium this week for treatment on a calf problem, but is expected to be fit for the club’s next Premier League match on February 25 against Sunderland. The club said that the...

  • Verratti back to boost PSG against Barca

    Verratti back to boost PSG against Barca

    Paris St Germain will be well-equipped to renew battle with Barcelona in their Champions League round of 16 first leg at the Parc des Princes today after key midfielder Marco Verratti made a well-timed return to the team. Two years ago, Barcelona...

  • Borussia hope for big-stage lift against Benfica

    Borussia Dortmund have shown two faces this season, with their lacklustre domestic form in stark contrast to their scintillating European run, which they hope to extend against Benfica in the Champions League last 16 today. With just two wins from...

  • Wenger tells struggling Ozil the time has come to deliver

    Arsene Wenger believes club-record signing Mesut Ozil is lacking confidence as Arsenal prepare to face Bayern Munich tomorrow. The Germany international has been on the periphery of games in recent weeks and his contribution has split opinion...

  • Angry Ranieri hints at dropping Leicester underperformers

    Angry Ranieri hints at dropping Leicester underperformers

    Leicester City’s beleaguered manager Claudio Ranieri suggested he is ready to drop some of the players who won them the Premier League title as the Italian seeks to stave off relegation just one season later. The champions have yet to win – or...

  • Leicester City’s decline in numbers...

    Leicester’s euphoria at winning the league last season has given way to a tense battle with relegation and speculation over manager Claudio Ranieri’s future. Here, PA Sport casts an eye over the key statistics which have contributed to the Foxes’...

  • Consistency the key in tight relegation battle – Abdilla

    Consistency the key in tight  relegation battle – Abdilla

    The BOV Premier League heads into the final stretch with everything still to play for as match-day 22 results have blown open the title race and the battle to avoid relegation. At the top, Hibernians, buoyed by their derby win over Tarxien...

  • Suso hands Milan point at Lazio

    Suso struck an 85th-minute equaliser as Milan drew 1-1 at Lazio in Serie A last night. A Lucas Biglia penalty gave Lazio a 1-0 half-time lead, but the hosts could not add to their advantage at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. And Suso struck with five...

  • City win at Bournemouth

    City win at Bournemouth

    Sergio Aguero roared back into action for Manchester City, claiming a sharp goal and helping them move into position as Chelsea’s top challengers for the Premier League title with a crucial 2-0 win at struggling Bournemouth last night. Aguero was...

  • Bilic charged with improper conduct

    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct after Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw against West Brom. “It is alleged that his behaviour in or around the 90th minute of the fixture amounted to improper conduct,”...

  • Lopes banned for defacing shirt

    Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes has been suspended for one game for sparking a bizarre dispute with rivals St Etienne. Lopes blocked out St Etienne’s name on his shirt during a Coupe de France game last month. The numbers on Coupe de France shirts...

  • Football news

    Borussia Dortmund have been fined €100,000 and will have part of their ground shut for their next home Bundesliga match following recent fan unrest. Dortmund, currently fourth in the table following a 2-1 defeat at bottom side Darmstadt at the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dyer: Swansea City’s Premier League survival hopes were dealt a blow yesterday with the news that Nathan Dyer has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury. Dyer was recalled to the starting line-up for Swansea’s 2-0 win...

  • Wenger rejects speculation about his Arsenal future

    Arsene Wenger refuted Ian Wright’s claims about his long-term future at Arsenal after his side claimed a 2-0 victory over Hull at the Emirates Stadium. Last week, former Gunners striker Wright claimed that in a conversation with his former boss,...

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