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  • Football news

    Premier League champions Manchester City want to extend midfielder Frank Lampard’s loan deal from Major League Soccer club New York City beyond December, manager Manuel Pellegrini said. Lampard, who joined New York after being released by Chelsea...

  • Sporting briefs

    Man. City: Manchester City could face Christmas without any senior strikers and their captain following a costly 1-0 victory at Leicester. Forward Edin Dzeko picked up a calf injury in the warm-up at the King Power Stadium and skipper Vincent...

  • Mauri double takes Lazio third

    Stefano Mauri netted a brace as Lazio moved into third in Serie A following a 3-0 victory over Atalanta. Mauri struck early in the second half and again after 71 minutes before Senad Lulic sealed a second straight win for Stefano Pioli's men, who...

  • Birkirkara fail to sparkle

    Birkirkara fail to sparkle

    BIRKIRKARA 0 BALZAN 0 Birkirkara failed to sparkle in an uninspiring match in which an well-oiled Balzan relied on their fighting qualities and tactical cohesion to block their neighbours’ flair as the game ended goalless. Birkirkara had to wait...

  • Updated: Ruthless Chelsea and Man City march on

    Updated: Ruthless Chelsea and Man City march on

    Chelsea and Manchester City tightened their stranglehold on the Premier League title race today, recording victories over struggling clubs to stretch further clear of their increasingly forlorn pursuers. Normal service was resumed at Stamford...

  • Naxxar beat Mosta in derby

    Naxxar beat Mosta in derby

    Naxxar Lions took bragging rights in their fierce rivalry with neighbours Mosta after they claimed a 2-1 victory at the Hibs Stadium. The Lions were in control for much of the first half and deservedly took the lead after 14 minutes. Mark Brincat...

  • Floriana, Pietà share the spoils

    Floriana, Pietà share the spoils

    Floriana and Pietà Hotspurs cancelled each other in a 1-1 draw at the Hibs Stadium. It was a balanced encounter that came to life in the closing minutes of the match. Floriana had enjoyed the better exchanges for much of the first half. On 17...

  • Żebbuġ end long wait for win

    Żebbuġ end long wait for win

    TARXIEN 1 ZEBBUG 2 Żebbuġ Rangers today ended their long wait for a Premier League win. Alfonso Greco’s troops collected an unlikely victory over Tarxien Rainbows with a last-gasp header from Yessous Camilleri in an encounter that had fortunes...

  • Valletta in make-or-break clash with leaders Hibs

    Valletta in make-or-break clash with leaders Hibs

    Hibernians have been unstoppable this season, collecting a remarkable total of 40 points from 14 league games. Sitting on a 12-point cushion at the top, the general perception is that Hibernians already have one hand on the BOV Premier League...

  • Derby fever for Mosta, Naxxar

    Derby fever for Mosta, Naxxar

    Floriana vs Pietà Hotspurs (today at 2pm, Hibs Stadium). The tight situation in the bottom half of the standings has ramped up the pressure on teams to get more points on board as the second round gathers momentum. It says all about the...

  • Tough clash for Reds at Old Trafford

    Tough clash for Reds at Old Trafford

    After the shock exit from the Champions League, Liverpool will be heading to Old Trafford tomorrow to face Manchester United in the Lancashire derby. For the neutrals, the United-Liverpool clash is one of the top fixtures of the season as the two...

  • Roma hope to bounce back at the Marassi

    Roma hope to bounce back at the Marassi

    Roma must immediately forget their early exit from the Champions League if they are to find success this season in Serie A, according to coach Rudi Garcia. The Italians lost 2-0 to Manchester City on Wednesday and crashed out of the competition in...

  • Balotelli could return against United – Rodgers

    Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. The Italian, who has yet to score a Premier League goal for...

  • Montella slams Cuadrado

    Fiorentina forward Juan Cua-drado was substituted after 24 minutes of the Europa League match against Dinamo Minsk because his mind was elsewhere, coach Vincenzo Montella said. “He’s suspended on Sunday (against Cesena) so I tried to play him from...

  • Rabat win again to move to safer waters

    Msida St Joseph 0Rabat Ajax 1 A goal inside the opening three minutes of the match was enough for Rabat Ajax to edge Msida St Joseph and pick their second successive league victory. It was a deserved victory for the Magpies who were the better...

  • Football news

    Filippo Inzaghi has promised that seven-times European champions Milan will break away from their mid-table mediocrity and become great again. “We have alternated very good matches with others which have been less good, but I never claimed to have...

  • Sporting briefs

    Di Maria: Manchester United record signing Angel Di Maria will miss the visit of bitter rivals Liverpool in the Premier League tomorrow. The Argentina winger will miss his third consecutive game after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.

  • Man. City boss Pellegrini opts for substance over style

    Man. City boss Pellegrini opts for substance over style

    When Manchester City arrived at the Stadio Olimpico needing to beat Roma to stand any chance of progressing to the Champions League knockout stages, many wondered how they would cope without Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure. Manager...

  • The hard work starts now, says Chelsea’s Mourinho

    The hard work starts now, says Chelsea’s Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has told Chelsea “the real Champions League starts now” after the Blues romped through Group G with a tournament high 17 goals. The Premier League leaders’ place in the last 16 was already confirmed prior to their 3-1 defeat of...

  • Real’s winning streak threatened by injuries

    Real’s winning streak threatened by injuries

    Real Madrid face Almeria in La Liga tonight aiming to extend their record winning run to 20 matches but injuries are beginning to take their toll. Ancelotti’s side have been in blistering form and a 4-0 victory over Ludogorets in the Champions...