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  • Viola form worries Montella

    Alarm bells are ringing at Fiorentina following a second significant defeat in the space of several days. Napoli beat Vincenzo Montella’s side 3-0 on Sunday in Serie A, a result that followed Fiorentina’s home loss to Juventus by the same...

  • Van Gaal rings in changing of guard

    Van Gaal rings in changing of guard

    It was the moment manager Louis van Gaal had been dreaming of: Manchester United stopping a run of four straight derby league defeats against Man. City and shifting the power in the city from blue to red. Not since November 2013, when United were...

  • Coach Mihajlovic keeps media guessing about Sampdoria future

    Sinisa Mihajlovic has given no clues about his future as Sampdoria coach after the Serie A rumour mill suggested the Serb could be moving to Milan or Napoli next season. Mihajlovic, who said he had come to Sampdoria out of “love and gratitude”,...

  • Football news

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini fended off questions about his future after his side’s dismal 4-2 derby defeat at Old Trafford. After being joint top of the table in January, City now find themselves in fourth position, 12 points off the...

  • Sporting briefs

    LA Galaxy: Defending champions LA Galaxy beat Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday courtesy of a header from veteran forward Alan Gordon. Omar Gonzalez headed a free-kick from Juninho across the goal and...

  • Tarxien in late winner against Naxxar

    Tarxien 1 - Naxxar - 0 Edu Vallecillo was the toast of Tarxien as the Spanish striker scored a stoppage-time winner to earn his team a priceless victory over Naxxar Lions. It was a dramatic outcome to a match which saw both teams giving...

  • Balzan pile more misery on Zebbug

    Balzan pile more misery on Zebbug

    BALZAN-4, ZEBBUG RANGERS-1 Balzan kept their bid for a premier league top-four finish firmly on track after beating relegation strugglers Zebbug Rangers 4-1 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. The Rangers had raised their hopes after taking an early...

  • Dimech’s early strike hands City win in fractious derby

    Dimech’s early strike hands City win in fractious derby

    Valletta 1Dimech 2;Floriana 0 There is not a shadow of doubt that Floriana have improved by leaps and bounds this season but Valletta, in spite of their attacking limitations, are still a formidable force. That much was in evidence yesterday as...

  • Cohen caps 10-man Hibs’ comeback

    Cohen caps 10-man Hibs’ comeback

    Hibernians 3Kristensen 68; Failla 72 pen; Cohen 90;Sliema Wanderers 2Scozzese 8; Mifsud 60; Hibernians, down to 10 men from the 18th minute, showed that they have all the makings of champions-elect as they fought back from two goals down to...

  • Melita bounce back to go third

    Melita 2Vittoriosa Stars 1 Melita bounced back from their loss to St George’s in their previous match to beat Vittoriosa Stars and get back in the reckoning for a place in the promotion play-off. Melita dominated the first half but Vittoriosa came...

  • Lazio go second after eighth straight win, Napoli end crisis

    Lazio go second after eighth straight win, Napoli end crisis

    Lazio thumped Empoli 4-0, their eighth successive league win, to go second in Serie A yesterday and Napoli ended their dismal run with a 3-0 win over Fiorentina despite being denied a clear goal. Hosts Lazio leapfrogged city rivals Roma, who were...

  • Man. United thrash neighbours City to cement third spot

    Man. United thrash neighbours City to cement third spot

    Manchester United cemented third spot and moved four points clear of neighbours Manchester City with a crushing 4-2 victory over the Premier League champions at Old Trafford yesterday. At Loftus Road, Cesc Fabregas scored an 88th minute winner as...

  • Barca need to rediscover their solidity in defence

    Barca need to rediscover their solidity in defence

    Barcelona need to rediscover the defensive solidity that has underpinned their championship charge alongside their sharp attack after an error by Gerard Pique in the drawn match against Sevilla reduced their lead to two points at the top of La...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaAlmeria vs Granada 3-0; Celta Vigo vs R. Vallecano 6-1; Getafe vs Villarreal 1-1; Espanyol vs Ath. Bilbao 1-0; R. Sociedad vs Deportivo 2-2; Cordoba vs Elche 0-2. Playing today: 20.30 Valencia vs Levante. Leading standings: Barcelona...

  • Football news

    Toby Alderweireld is ignoring the rumours about his future, such is the on-loan defender’s determination to complete Southampton’s “special season”. Alderweireld’s form on the south coast has attracted interest from Manchester City but the Saints...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bastia: Bastia president Pierre-Marie Geronimi has called for French League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez to step down after he did not come down to the pitch to shake the players’ hands ahead of Saturday’s League Cup final. “If you want to be...

  • Ten-man Hibs win dramatic thriller

    Ten-man Hibs win dramatic thriller

    Hibernians produced a storming second-half fight back as despite being a man down they fought back from two goals down to overcome Sliema Wanderers 3-2 at the National Stadium. Sliema drew first blood on eight minutes when from a free-kick action,...

  • United thrash neighbours City to cement third spot

    United thrash neighbours City to cement third spot

    Manchester United cemented third spot and moved four points clear of neighbours Manchester City with a crushing 4-2 victory over the Premier League champions at Old Trafford. After four consecutive defeats in the derby, United produced a flowing...

  • Valletta edge Floriana in tense derby

    Valletta edge Floriana in tense derby

    VALLETTA-1, FLORIANA-0 Valletta maintained their recent dominance over rivals Floriana after an early goal from defender Luke Dimech gave them a 1-0 win in today's derby. The resurgent Floriana piled up the pressure in the second half as they...

  • Updated: Lazio win again as Roma stumble

    Updated: Lazio win again as Roma stumble

    (Adds late game) Lazio replaced their fierce city rivals Roma as the leading challengers in the battle to chase down Serie A leaders Juventus by hammering Empoli 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. The Biancocelesti took a fourth-minute lead through...

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