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  • Sporting briefs

    Koulibaly: Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has extended his contract until 2021. The Senegal international joined the Serie A club in 2014 from Racing Genk. The 25-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Premier League Chelsea during the...

  • The game’s fate now in the hands of unlikely duo

    The game’s fate  now in the hands  of unlikely duo

    Barely one year ago, Gianni Infantino was best known by the football public as the figure who pulled balls from pots at European club competition draws while Aleksander Ceferin was a mystery outside his Slovenian homeland. Today, the two men, both...

  • Another heavy defeat for Malta

    Another heavy defeat for Malta

    Portugal 5Malta 0 Malta’s woes in the UEFA U-17 Championship mini-tournament showed no signs of abating yesterday as Silvio Vella’s team suffered another heavy defeat, this time to Portugal. Coming from a 6-0 drubbing to Scotland on Friday, Malta...

  • Senglea stroll past Għargħur in second half

    Għargħur 1Senglea Athletic 6 Once again, Senglea Athletic showed they will be challenging seriously for promotion this season after trouncing newcomers Għargħur at the Centenary Stadium, yesterday. Pablo Doffo’s side held the initiative early on...

  • Football news

    Real Madrid have won a small victory in their dispute with FIFA over the illegal signing of under-age foreigners after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) temporarily lifted its ban on appeal. The decision means eight players, including...

  • Lowly Inverness score late equaliser against leaders Celtic, Aberdeen win

    A dramatic 89th-minute equaliser by substitute Alex Fisher gave Inverness a smash-and-grab 2-2 Scottish Premiership draw with Celtic, at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, yesterday. Returning Hoops midfielder Tom Rogic gave the visitors the lead on...

  • Sporting briefs

    MLS action: New York City missed the chance to regain pole position in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, drawing 2-2 with FC Dallas. Thomas McNamara gave City the lead at Yankee Stadium but Maximiliano Urruti and Michael Barrios turned...

  • Rafa singing the right Toon

    Rafa singing the right Toon

    Two straight defeats at the start of the season and Rafa Benitez must have been thinking he had made a career-defining mistake sticking with Newcastle United. Losing 1-0 at Fulham on the opening day of the season could possibly be written off as a...

  • Ten-man Mqabba overcome Żebbuġ

    Mqabba 1Żebbuġ Rangers 0 Mqabba produced a spirited performance as despite being down to ten men they still managed to overcome Żebbuġ Rangers at the Tedesco Stadium. Żebbuġ threatened first after only eight minutes when a Matthew Gauci free-kick...

  • Bayern come back to beat Ingolstadt and stay top

    Bayern come back to beat Ingolstadt and stay top

    Bayern Munich came from a goal down at home to beat Ingolstadt 3-1 yesterday and make it three wins in three Bundesliga matches as they went two points clear at the top. The champions were far less convincing than in their Champions League 5-0 win...

  • Today’s football fixtures

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 6pm Ħamrun Spartans vs St Andrew’s; 8pm Sliema Wanderers vs Birkirkara. Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 6pm Għargħur vs Senglea Athletic; 8.15pm Qormi vs Pietà Hotspurs. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One...

  • Gers held at Ross County

    Rangers felt more frustration as they followed up their Old Firm humiliation with a 0-0 draw against Ross County, yesterday. The closest Rangers came at Ibrox was a second-half header from substitute Michael O’Halloran which thudded off the crossbar.

  • ‘MSN’ fire Barcelona to easy win

    Barcelona’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as the champions roared back into life in La Liga with a dominant 5-1 victory at promoted Leganes yesterday. Messi sidefooted in a simple cross from Suarez to...

  • Lyon end bid to sign Emmanuel Adebayor

    Lyon have broken off talks to sign former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Ligue 1 club had considered a move for the 32-year-old free agent due to Alexandre Lacazette’s injury, despite also signing 19-year-old Jean-Philippe...

  • Football news

    Real Madrid will be without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and record signing Gareth Bale for their trip to Espanyol today where they aim to equal Barcelona’s record of 16 consecutive La Liga wins. Ronaldo scored the equaliser in Real’s thrilling late...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bullard: Former Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard has been appointed as manager of Leatherhead, the Ryman League Premier Division club have announced. It is a first coaching role for the 37-year-old, who also had spells with West Ham, Peterborough,...

  • Tarxien beat Floriana

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1; FLORIANA 0 Floriana goalkeeper Justin Haber made a mistake to gift Jacques Scerri’s side 1-0 win. It was a shock result achieved against the run of play but the Blues fully deserved their points, if anything for their hard...

  • Balzan hit back to hold Valletta

    BALZAN-2, VALLETTA-2 Balzan came back from two goals down to share the spoils with champions Valletta in an entertaining game this evening. The game looked over as contest when Umeh Calistus Uchenna gave the champions a deserved two-goal lead at...

  • Mosta end Gzira's unbeaten run

    MOSTA 2; GZIRA UNITED 1 Mosta picked up their first points of the season to end newly-promoted Gzira United’s unbeaten run record of 29 games. Mosta were fully worthy as they showed more mobility, teamwork and superior punch up front. Their...

  • Hibs win it at the death

    PEMBROKE ATHLETA-1, HIBERNIANS-2 Hibernians had to fight harder than expected to see off the challenge of Pembroke Athleta. After falling behind following an Andrei Agius own goal inside the opening four minutes, Hibernians made a bold reaction...