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  • Familiar foes to meet again in last-16 ties

    Familiar foes to meet again in last-16 ties

    European champions Real Madrid will face Schalke 04, Barcelona will play Manchester City and Chelsea will take on Paris St Germain in three ties repeated from last season following the draw for the Champions League last 16 made yesterday. Real...

  • Holders Sevilla face tough Europa task

    Holders Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach, who have won the Europa League and its predecessor the UEFA Cup five times between them, will meet for the first time following the draw for the last 32 yesterday. Sevilla, who beat Benfica on...

  • Everton beat QPR

    Everton beat QPR

    Ross Barkley scored a sublime solo goal as Everton beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at Goodison Park last night to subject the travel-weary Londoners to their eighth away defeat in eight Premier League matches this season. Barkley picked up possession...

  • Inter see off Chievo to hand Mancini first win

    Roberto Mancini celebrated the first win of his second spell as coach of Inter as the Nerazzurri climbed to 11th in Serie A by beating Chievo 2-0 last night. Mateo Kovacic and Andrea Ranocchia scored to take Inter to within four points of the top...

  • Cohen savours ‘crucial’ win

    Cohen savours ‘crucial’ win

    The best two teams in the country crossed swords on Sunday. It promised to be a momentous occasion but instead the game unfolded into a tumultuous affair as red cards to Valletta duo Jonathan Caruana and Ryan Fenech in the space of seven...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 7 (1 pen); Guerrero 4; Mifsud Triganza 2, Zarate 2; Micallef, Darmanin, Serrano. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs Hibs); Arab (vs Qormi). BirkirkaraLiliu 11; Ledesma 7 (3 pens);...

  • Football news

    Milan insist out-of-form striker Fernando Torres will remain at the club in January. Torres joined Milan this summer on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea but has failed to replicate the form he displayed during his time with both Atletico Madrid...

  • 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...

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