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  • Napoli squander two-goal lead as Juve, Roma win

    Napoli squander two-goal lead as Juve, Roma win

    Napoli’s troubles continued when they squandered a two-goal lead and were held 3-3 at home by Palermo in Serie A last night while leading pair Juventus and Roma both won to maintain their perfect records after four games. Juventus defended their...

  • Miranda heads Atletico to victory at Almeria

    A second-half Miranda header ended the resistance of determined Almeria as champions Atletico Madrid won 1-0 away from home in La Liga last night. Atletico, missing injured striker Mario Mandzukic, looked toothless in attack but they pressed...

  • Football results

    Bundesliga: B. Leverkusen vs Augsburg 1-0; B. Dortmund vs Stuttgart 2-2; B. M’gladbach vs Hamburg 1-0; Hanover vs Cologne 1-0; H. Berlin vs Wolfsburg 1-0. Ligue 1: Bastia vs Nantes 0-0; Evian vs Lens 2-1; Guingamp vs Metz 0-1; Lyon vs Lorient 4-0;...

  • FIFA exco member wants ethics probe made public

    FIFA exco member wants ethics probe made public

    The public has a “full right to know” the contents of the ethics investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA executive committee member Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan said. “In the interest of full...

  • Torres finds scoring touch

    Torres finds scoring touch

    Fernando Torres showed a glimpse of his past glories by scoring for Milan in his first start for the club. The Spanish striker, who joined Milan on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea last month, helped the Rossoneri hit back from a 2-0 deficit to...

  • UEFA to investigate top clubs over FFP breaches

    Liverpool will be named as one of several clubs under investigation by UEFA for possible financial fair play (FFP) breaches this week. Press Association Sport reported yesterday that an announcement by the European governing body is expected to be...

  • It’s win or go fishing, says Portugal’s new coach

    It’s win or go fishing, says Portugal’s new coach

    Portugal’s new coach Fernando Santos said he would have gone fishing if he was not confident that he could turn the side’s fortunes around. The 59-year-old, officially presented yester-day, added that his eight-match international touchline ban,...

  • RAI commentators to address sports journalists’ seminar

    The Għaqda Ġurnalisti Sport (GħĠS) has teamed up with Public Broadcasting Services to hold a seminar for local sports journalists entitled ‘The Development of Sports Services on Television’. The seminar, which is being organised in collaboration...

  • Liverpool back after five-year absence

    Liverpool back after five-year absence

    Liverpool, the most successful British club in Europe, have returned to the Champions League after finishing second to champions Manchester City in the Premier League last season. Chelsea and Arsenal have also secured a place in the group stage of...

  • Rodgers takes positives from dramatic win

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers thought some of his young players could take considerable credit from a less-than-vintage team performance in Tuesday’s dramatic League Cup victory over Middlesbrough, which ended with an epic penalty...

  • Maestro Theobald dazzles

    Maestro Theobald dazzles

    The clash for the Sons of Malta Cup in 1970 between league champions Sliema Wanderers and FA Trophy holders Hibernians ended in a 0-0 draw. At the time, Sliema Wanderers were on a long unbeaten run while Hibernians had not won against the Blues in...

  • Cordoba to hold Malta training camp in December

    Cordoba to hold Malta training camp in December

    Former Inter stalwart Ivan Ramiro Cordoba will be holding a three-day training camp for Maltese children in December. The event is being co-ordinated by the newly-founded Inter Club PUPI Zanetti Malta and Luxol Sports Club. As reported by Times of...

  • Football news

    Australia have appointed former Belgium youth coach Eric Abrams, who helped bring through the European country’s latest golden crop of talent, as their new technical director responsible for youth development. Abrams spent over a decade in charge...

  • Sporting briefs

    Van Beek: Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has included uncapped Feyenoord defender Sven van Beek in a 30-man preliminary squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Iceland Hiddink also named several young players who were...

  • Napoli squander two-goal lead as Juve, Roma win

    Napoli squander two-goal lead as Juve, Roma win

    Napoli's troubles continued when they squandered a two-goal lead and were held 3-3 at home by Palermo in Serie A while leading pair Juventus and Roma both won to maintain their perfect records after four games. Arturo Vidal scored twice to give...

  • Man City hit seven, Chelsea also progress in League Cup

    Man City hit seven, Chelsea also progress in League Cup

    Holders Manchester City sailed into the English League Cup fourth round with a crushing 7-0 win over Sheffield and Chelsea beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1. After struggling to break down their Championship (second tier) opponents in the first half, City...

  • Bayern restore order with 4-0 drubbing

    Champions Bayern Munich ended Paderborn’s dream start to the season with a 4-0 demolition of the Bundesliga new boys last night, with Mario Goetze netting twice and new signing Robert Lewandowski getting off the mark. The win lifted Bayern two...

  • Clyne fires Saints to win at Arsenal

    Clyne fires Saints to win at Arsenal

    Southampton’s fine start to the season continued as Nathaniel Clyne’s stunning strike dumped Arsenal out of the League Cup in the third round last night. The Gunners, who fielded a relatively strong attack alongside an inexperienced back line,...

  • Borg handed three-match suspension by UEFA

    Steve Borg was yesterday banned for three matches by the UEFA Disciplinary Commission following his dismissal in Malta’s 2-0 defeat to Croatia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Zagreb earlier this month. The Malta defender was shown a straight red card...

  • Ronaldo stars in Real win

    Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties, as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 5-1 in La Liga last night. Real conceded a 15th minute penalty for a foul on Pedro Mosquera, with...

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