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  • Allegri reaching for remote as Juve sight scudetto

    Allegri reaching for remote as Juve sight scudetto

    Massimiliano Allegri will have no complaints if he has to watch Juventus being crowned Serie A champions from the comfort of his living room. Should Juve claim all three points from today’s trip to Fiorentina, their players and staff will have to...

  • Spurs or Leicester: either way, it will be football that wins

    Spurs or Leicester: either way, it will be football that wins

    It may sound strange, considering the excellent season they are having, but I actually feel a little sorry for Tottenham Hotpur. Under normal circumstances, the vast majority of neutral fans like myself would be hoping and praying that Mauricio...

  • Luis Suarez scores four as Barcelona rout Gijon

    Luis Suarez scored four goals for the second game in a row and unseated Cristiano Ronaldo as La Liga top scorer as Barcelona thumped 10-man Sporting Gijon 6-0 with the help of three penalties to further affirm their title ambitions, last...

  • Red Star match postponed after supporter killed in fight

    Red Star Belgrade’s match at Serbian top division rivals Borac Cacak was postponed yesterday after one of their supporters was killed in a fight with rival fans. “The Superleague’s director made the decision after consultations with the...

  • Leaders Bayern put champagne on ice despite win at Hertha

    Leaders Bayern put champagne on ice despite win at Hertha

    Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 yesterday but had to put the champagne on ice for a looming record fourth straight Bundesliga title after Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-0 to stay seven points behind with three games left. A deflected...

  • Unbeaten Gżira wrap up title with 4-0 victory

    Unbeaten Gżira wrap up title with 4-0 victory

    Gżira United 4St George’s 0 Gżira United will return to the top flight next season as Division One champions after trouncing the already-relegated St George’s 4-0 yesterday to secure the title. It was a fitting end to a memorable season for the...

  • Football news

    Manchester United paid £10 million to agents and intermediaries between October and February – over £3m more than the next highest-spending Premier club. A document by the FA listed the net totals spent by clubs from the start of October to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Spal: Spal have gained promotion into Serie B after a 23-year absence. The club, based in Ferrara, were able to top the table in Lega Pro with a draw against Arezzo, yesterday. First founded in 1907, Spal went bankrupt in 2005 and again in 2012.

  • Jovetic brace spurs Inter to 3-1 win over Udinese

    Jovetic brace spurs Inter to 3-1 win over Udinese

    Striker Stevan Jovetic scored twice as Inter Milan came back from a goal down to beat Udinese 3-1 at San Siro and consolidate fourth place in Serie A. Striker Cyril Thereau volleyed the visitors into the lead in the ninth minute with Jovetic...

  • Man United reach FA Cup final with last-gasp winner

    Man United reach FA Cup final with last-gasp winner

    Anthony Martial snatched a last-gasp winner to send Louis van Gaal's Manchester United into a potentially season-redeeming FA Cup final as the favourites following a 2-1 victory over Everton at Wembley. With the semi-final headed for extra-time...

  • Qormi shock Sliema to retain survival hopes

    QORMI 1; SLIEMA WANDERERS 0 Qormi achieved the biggest victory of the season yesterday when an early goal by their talisman defender Noah Ojoula handed them a 1-0 success over Sliema. With the three teams in the red zone separated by just three...

  • Mifsud keeps Valletta in the lead

    Mifsud keeps Valletta in the lead

    BALZAN-1, VALLETTA-2 Valletta opened a four-point gap on Hibernians after edging Balzan 2-1 in a hard-fought clash. Needing a win to keep top spot ahead of their potentially descisive final-day match against Hibs, who meet Birkirkara tomorrow,...

  • Man City go third, Liverpool player fails dope test

    Man City go third, Liverpool player fails dope test

    Manchester City moved up to third in the Premier League while Newcastle United boosted their hopes of survival by coming back from two goals down at Liverpool to draw 2-2 and secure a precious point. On an afternoon that reaped 19 goals from four...

  • Chelsea's Hazard scores his first league goals of the season

    Chelsea's Hazard scores his first league goals of the season

    Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard scored his first Premier League goals of the season, nearly a year after he netted his last one, as outgoing champions Chelsea overcame Bournemouth 4-1. Spanish forward Pedro put the visitors ahead in the fifth...

  • Relegation battle open as St Andrews beat Naxxar

    Relegation battle open as St Andrews beat Naxxar

    ST ANDREWS 3; NAXXAR LIONS 1 The plot in the relegation issue thickened yesterday as St. Andrews crushed a sorry Naxxar Lions side in a one-side match. With the Lions’ point advantage over their opponents cut down to two points, the battle between...

  • Tarxien ease past Pembroke

    Tarxien ease past Pembroke

    PEMBROKE ATHLETA-0, TARXIEN RAINBOWS-4 Tarxien Rainbows eased to a 4-0 victory over Pembroke Athleta to consolidate sixth place in the standings. Argentine forward Claudio Frances made the most of a rare start for the Rainbows as he scored a...

  • Juventus may have to celebrate title in front of television

    Juventus may have to celebrate title in front of television

    Juventus could wrap up the Serie A title in the next round of matches but the league's habit of spreading games over several days mean they will celebrate in front of the television rather than on the pitch. Juventus, aiming for a fifth successive...

  • ‘No added pressure on City’

    ‘No added pressure on City’

    Long-time leaders Valletta could theoretically be crowned champions this weekend but the way things have gone for them in the last two weeks, their priority will be to recapture their best form in what promises to be another delicate clash with...

  • Floriana file protest over cup defeat

    Floriana yesterday lodged a protest with the Malta FA over their FA Trophy quarter-final match against Birkirkara, played last Wednesday at the National Stadium. The Greens, who were knocked out of the FA Trophy after a 2-0 defeat, are contending...

  • Hibs ready for final push

    Champions Hibernians are buzzing with excitement after pulling to within a point of leaders Valletta with two games left, but coach Branko Nisevic will urge his players not to get ahead of themselves as a potentially difficult match against the...