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  • Sporting briefs

    Moreno: Liverpool have completed the signing of Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno. The 22-year-old left-back becomes the eighth signing of Brendan Rodgers’s summer after completing a medical at the club’s Melwood training ground, yesterday. But...

  • Balzan down Zebbug

    BALZAN 4 ZEBBUG RANGERS 2 Oliver Spiteri’s men came out on top in a topsy-turvy match to down newcomers Zebbug Rangers 4-2 in an enjoyable game. The Rangers had a bright start, although the newcomers would not have expected to be handed the lead...

  • Hibs too strong for Floriana

    Hibs too strong for Floriana

    FLORIANA-0, HIBERNIANS-3 Hibernians got their 2014/15 Premier League campaign off to a strong start after easing past Floriana in a one-sided match. The Paolites were all over their tame opponents, taking a 2-0 half-time before sealing their win...

  • Comfortable win for Birkirkara

    Comfortable win for Birkirkara

    BIRKIRKARA 2 PIETA’HOTSPURS 1 Rafael Ledesma and Liliu proved an instant hit for Birkirkara as they set the team on course to a comfortable victory over 10-man Pieta’ Hotspurs who made a losing start to life back in the top-flight. In the 40th...

  • Arsenal's Ramsey pounces late to sink dogged Palace

    Arsenal's Ramsey pounces late to sink dogged Palace

    Managerless Crystal Palace's week took another turn for the worse when they conceded a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Premier League season's opening day. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey pounced as the clock moved past 90 minutes...

  • Caruana's last-gasp header earns Tarxien a point

    Caruana's last-gasp header earns Tarxien a point

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS-1, SLIEMA WANDERERS-1 Triston Caruana marked his Tarxien debut with a stoppage-time goal as the Rainbows came from a goal down to hold Sliema Wanderers to a draw in their opening 2014/15 Premier League game. Tarxien Rainbows...

  • Van Gaal's Man Utd lose opener to Swansea, Spurs win at West Ham

    Van Gaal's Man Utd lose opener to Swansea, Spurs win at West Ham

    Louis van Gaal found no instant fix for Manchester United as a new era at Old Trafford began with a dispiriting 2-1 opening day defeat by Swansea City. After a buoyant pre-season campaign, United fans arrived full of hope that Van Gaal would...

  • Champions face tricky opener

    Champions face tricky opener

    Local football followers will be imbued with an increased sense of anticipation this weekend as the 2014-15 BOV Premier League gets underway with the opening round of matches between today and tomorrow. This year’s competition has a new format...

  • Farrugia to join Spartak Trnava on loan

    Tarxien Rainbows vs Sliema Wanderers (today at 6.30pm, National Stadium). Sliema will be looking to leave a positive impact on the new season when they kick off their campaign against a new-look Tarxien. The Wanderers have strengthened their ranks...

  • Suarez takes part in Barca training

    Suarez takes part in Barca training

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has expressed his relief at training with new team-mates for the first time, declaring he feels “like a footballer again”. The Uruguay forward was able to train with Barca yesterday morning after the Court of...

  • Crystal Palace break silence, confirm manager Pulis’s exit

    Crystal Palace break silence, confirm manager Pulis’s exit

    Crystal Palace confirmed the news that manager Tony Pulis had left the club by mutual consent yesterday – the Premier League club’s first reaction to the news which broke 12 hours earlier. “Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that Tony Pulis...

  • City start title defence at Newcastle

    City start title defence at Newcastle

    Today, the Premier League in England kicks off its 23rd campaign and from the initial 22 clubs involved since the revamp of 1992-93, only seven have always played in the top flight. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester...

  • Impact of Financial Fair Play rules on English football...

    The financial disparity between the big clubs and the rest will continue to grow in English soccer despite Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to a report released yesterday. The study ‘Focusing on the polarisation of football finances and...

  • Juve seek bite out of Premier League’s Asia apple

    Juve seek bite out of Premier League’s Asia apple

    When Manchester United’s opening Premier League fixture was brought forward, Italian champions Juventus had to switch their pre-season friendly in Singapore to avoid a clash. In Southeast Asia, only one league matters. Juventus want to change...

  • Holders Bayern set for Munster test

    With a week to go before the start of the Bundesliga season, Germany’s top-flight sides will be bidding to avoid an unwelcome early embarrassment when the DFB-Pokal kicks off this weekend. The first round of the German domestic cup competition,...

  • More injury woe for Fiorentina’s Rossi

    Giuseppe Rossi has suffered a fresh injury setback during training for Fiorentina’s friendly meeting with Real Madrid. The Italy striker, who has previously undergone two operations to reconstruct damaged cruciate ligaments, missed the World Cup...

  • Martino vows to keep Argentina in a high position

    Martino vows to keep Argentina in a high position

    New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino vowed this week to keep the World Cup runners-up “where they are and deserve to be”. Martino also said Lionel Messi’s role is that of the world’s best player and Javier Mascherano has been a team leader for a...

  • More uncertainty for Celtic as Legia set to move case to the CAS

    Celtic could face more European uncertainty despite Legia Warsaw’s failure to persuade UEFA to overturn their effective expulsion from the Champions League. Celtic stepped up preparations to face Maribor in Slovenia in the Champions League...

  • Football news

    Franck Ribery should reconsider his decision to quit international football, French federation president Noel Le Graet said. “That kind of decision, for such a talented player, cannot be the fruit of an individual analysis and cannot be taken...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rekik: Defender Karim Rekik has had his loan from Manchester City to PSV Eindhoven extended for another season. The 19-year-old played 25 games for PSV last season and was one of 30 players pre-selected for the World Cup by Netherlands coach Louis...

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