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  • Sporting briefs

    Banned: Nice fans have been banned from travelling to the Ligue 1 game at Nantes due to fears of potential trouble between rival supporters. The order prohibits followers of fourth-placed Nice from being in or around the Stade de la Beaujoire...

  • Man. City need leap of faith against Real Madrid

    Man. City need leap of faith against Real Madrid

    Until this season, Manchester City’s progression in the UEFA Champions League could be measured in baby steps but today they can make a huge leap forward when they host Real Madrid in their first European semi-final for 45 years. The Abu...

  • Muscat’s Akragas fight back for a point in thrilling draw

    Zach Muscat’s Akragas were involved in a six-goal thriller against Messina in a Lega Pro Division C match on Sunday. The Malta defender was again in the starting formation of the Sicilian club who needed two late goals to salvage a point at their...

  • ‘My heart belongs to Valletta’

    ‘My heart belongs to Valletta’

    Last season, Jonathan Caruana was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a knee injury inside the opening four minutes of Valletta’s 3-1 defeat to newly-crowned champions Hibernians on the last day of the championship. Fast forward 12 months and...

  • BOV PREMIER LEAGUE statistics – scorers and red cards

    BalzanEffiong 16, Micallef 16; Vujacic 11; Pedrinho 4; Mensha 3, Souza 3 (1 pen), P. Fenech 3; Valero 2, Grioli 2, Kaljevic 2; Zarate, Darmanin, Focsa, R. Fenech.Own goals: Tanti (vs Pembroke); Gatt Baldacchino (vs Sliema).Red cards: Valero (vs...

  • Late winner not enough for Saints

    Late winner not enough for Saints

    San Ġwann 2Pieta Hotspurs 1 San Ġwann beat Pieta Hotspurs with their winner coming very late in the match following a John Emeka own goal at the Centenary Stadium. However, the three points won by Saints were not enough to save them from the drop...

  • Football news

    West Ham’s first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Juventus. The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host the Serie A champions a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, August...

  • Sporting briefs

    Crawley: Crawley boss Mark Yates and assistant manager Jimmy Dack have left their roles with immediate effect. The Reds are currently 18th in England’s League Two, 14 points above the relegation zone, and have already secured their Football League...

  • Senglea held as Mqabba score seven

    Senglea Athletic 2Lija Athletic 2 Senglea Athletic warmed up for their upcoming promotion play-off with a 2-2 draw against Lija Athletic. The Cottonera side surged into a two-goal lead inside the first 30 minutes. But then they rested on their...

  • Suarez salutes Barca team-mates

    Suarez salutes Barca team-mates

    Luis Suarez paid tribute to team mates Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta after the pair helped him notch four goals for the second La Liga game in a row as Barcelona thumped Sporting Gijon 6-0 on Saturday. The Uruguay hitman became the first-ever La...

  • Palace set final date with United

    Palace set final date with United

    Crystal Palace set up a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup final against Manchester United after Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham secured a 2-1 victory over Watford at Wembley yesterday. After a poor run of form left them on the fringes of the Premier...

  • Bayern director Sammer sidelined with health issue

    Bayern Munich sports director Matthias Sammer has suffered minor blood circulation problems and will need some time to recover, the Bundesliga club said yesterday. Former Germany international Sammer has had “a tiny circulatory disorder in the...

  • Football news

    Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez believes his players have proved they have the character and belief to win their Premier League relegation battle. Goals from Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback saw the Magpies come from 2-0 down at half-time at Anfield...

  • Sporting briefs

    Gerrard: Steven Gerrard missed an early penalty but got on the scoresheet late on as the LA Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 5-2 to move up to third. After Gerrard missed a sixth minute spot-kick, Juan Manuel Martinez put Real ahead early on but the...

  • Juve close in on fifth straight Serie A title

    Juve close in on fifth straight Serie A title

    Juventus could be crowned Serie A champions for the fifth year in a row on Monday after emerging victorious from a gritty encounter with Fiorentina. A 2-1 victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi pushed Juve 12 points clear ahead of second-placed...

  • Valletta secure title as Birkirkara shock Hibs

    Valletta secure title as Birkirkara shock Hibs

    BIRKIRKARA-2, HIBERNIANS-1 Valletta are the new champions of Malta. Having beaten Balzan 2-1 to go four points clear of Hibs at the top, Valletta were interesting spectators this evening as the Paolites met Birkirkara who handed the title to the...

  • Ulloa double puts Leicester on verge of title triumph

    Ulloa double puts Leicester on verge of title triumph

    Leicester City 4 Swansea 0 Leicester City were left in touching distance of a fairytale first Premier League title on Sunday after Leonardo Ulloa's double helped them outclass Swansea City at a delirious King Power Stadium. The Foxes' dream of...

  • Valletta champions as Hibs lose to Birkirkara

    Valletta champions as Hibs lose to Birkirkara

    Valletta have been crowned champions after title rivals Hibernians suffered a 2-1 defeat to Birkirkara this evening. Birkirkara's win left Valletta four points clear at the top ahead of their final-day encounter with Hibs next weekend. Read full...

  • Easy victory for Floriana

    Easy victory for Floriana

    MOSTA 2 FLORIANA 4 Floriana secured one of their easiest victories this season after finding little resistance from Mosta in a match which rarely reached great heights. The encounter was without any particular interest with nothing to play for...

  • Sunderland escape bottom three after draw with Arsenal

    Sunderland crawled out of the Premier League relegation zone and Arsenal dropped points in their quest for a top-four finish in a lively 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light. A game full of chances saw Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt rattle the...