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  • Birkirkara climb fourth with win over Ħamrun

    Birkirkara climb fourth with win over Ħamrun

    Birkirkara 3 Ħamrun 0 Birkirkara have collected three useful points as they saw off Ħamrun Spartans 3-0, as they continue to push for a European spot. Following this victory, the Stripes have leapfrogged Floriana into fourth place and are now six...

  • Icardi and Banega net hat-tricks as rampant Inter slam seven past Atalanta

    Icardi and Banega net hat-tricks as rampant Inter slam seven past Atalanta

    Updated at 11pm to include late game Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega scored hat-tricks as Inter stunned fellow high-fliers Atalanta 7-1 in Serie A to maintain their hopes of Champions League qualification. Icardi's hat-trick came inside the opening...

  • Kane injury mars Spurs' last Cup six-goal stroll at 'The Lane'

    Kane injury mars Spurs' last Cup six-goal stroll at 'The Lane'

    An injury to Harry Kane marred Tottenham Hotspur's party as they marked their last FA Cup tie at their White Hart Lane home with a 6-0 thrashing of third-tier London rivals Millwall to book their place in a loaded semi-final line-up. England...

  • Balzan beat Floriana to go top

    Balzan beat Floriana to go top

    Balzan returned to the top of the Premier League standings when they eased past Floriana 2-0 at the National Stadium. The Reds were all over their opponents right from the outset and managed to wrap up the points by the end of the first...

  • Much ado about something

    Much ado about something

    It’s all working out rather well for Craig Shakespeare isn’t it? A couple of weeks ago rumours circulated that it was Claudio Ranieri’s assistant who masterminded the player unrest that ultimately led to the Italian getting sacked by Leicester...

  • Allegri refuses to talk on penalty decision

    Allegri refuses to talk on penalty decision

    Massimiliano Allegri does not want any more penalty rows to overshadow Juventus’s march to the title. The reigning Serie A champions, who are now 11 points clear at the top following Friday’s 2-1 home victory over Milan, have been regularly...

  • Bayern go ten clear

    Robert Lewandowski scored twice to help Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 yesterday and open up a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Without hitting top form after a busy week that included their 5-1 Champions League demolition...

  • Caixinha named Rangers manager on three-year deal

    Rangers have appointed Pedro Caixinha as manager on a three-year contract, replacing Mark Warburton who left the club last month, the Scottish Premier League side said yesterday. The 46-year-old Portuguese, who joined Rangers from Qatar’s...

  • Ten-man Għargħur humble Naxxar

    Naxxar Lions 2Għargħur 4 Għargħur survived the second-half dismissal of Isaac Chircop to stun leaders Naxxar. It was a fine performance from Bobby Giorev’s men who have now moved level on points with second-from-bottom Fgura and thus boosting...

  • Football news

    Former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago  has penned a new contract with Boca Juniors as they resume their quest for the first division title. Argentina playmaker Gago, the Boca captain, signed a new contract until 2020 after fears he might...

  • Sporting briefs

    Neymar: Barcelona forward Neymar will miss today’s La Liga game at Deportivo La Coruna with a thigh problem, the club said yesterday, depriving the champions of the hero of their stunning 6-1 midweek Champions League win over PSG. The Brazilian...

  • Arsenal end Lincoln's Cup adventure with 5-0 romp

    Arsenal end Lincoln's Cup adventure with 5-0 romp

    Lincoln City's fairytale FA Cup run ended at the quarter-final stage as Arsenal put aside their own problems to crush the fifth-tier side 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium. It took a labouring Arsenal until first-half stoppage time to take the lead...

  • Substitute Oumar Niasse at the double for Hull as they see off Swansea

    Substitute Oumar Niasse at the double for Hull as they see off Swansea

    Substitute Oumar Niasse struck twice in the second half as Hull gave a huge boost to their Premier League survival hopes with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Swansea. Tigers boss Marco Silva introduced former Everton man Niasse in the 63rd...

  • St Andrews ease relegation worries

    St Andrews ease relegation worries

    St Andrews bagged a crucial win when they edged Tarxien Rainbows 1-0 at the Hibs Stadium. The Saints have now leapfrogged Gżira United and joined Ħamrun Spartans in eighth place on 27 points, 11 points clear of the relegation zone. The Saints...

  • Hibernians return to top of table

    Hibernians return to top of table

    HIBERNIANS 4 MOSTA 0 Hibernians completed the rout of second-bottom Mosta to the tune of four goals to return to the summit of the table. The first goal netted by Gilmar inside the first eight minutes did little to help their almost desperate cause.

  • Guardiola happy as Man City ease into FA Cup semis

    Guardiola happy as Man City ease into FA Cup semis

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was a happy man after his team cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win at Premier League rivals Middlesbrough. David Silva gave them a third-minute lead and Sergio Aguero struck again in...

  • Sliema beat Gzira in dramatic fashion

    Sliema beat Gzira in dramatic fashion

    Gzira United - 0, Sliema Wanderers - 1 Sliema Wanderers chalked up their first win after two straight defeats as they saw off neighbours Gzira United with a sole goal scored from Gabriel Aquilina on the brink of the full-time whistle. Meanwhile,...

  • Valletta beat Pembroke 4-0

    Valletta beat Pembroke 4-0

    VALLETTA 4 PEMBROKE ATHLETA 0 Valletta striker Luke Montebello made the most significant impact in the first half when putting Valletta ahead after 25 minutes. After 55 minutes Valletta had undone Pembroke’s resistance when Maximilano Velasco...

  • Milan livid after Juve win with stoppage time penalty

    Milan livid after Juve win with stoppage time penalty

    AC Milan came within seconds of ending Juventus' 17-month run of home league wins before a hugely controversial penalty gave the Serie A leaders a 2-1 win in a stormy match. The penalty was awarded for handball by Mattia De Sciglio although...

  • Testing period for leaders starts with difficult match

    Testing period for leaders  starts with difficult match

    Balzan’s ambitions of a first-ever Premier League title face a severe test tomorrow as the championship leaders embark on a decisive run of fixtures when they take on fourth-placed Floriana at the National Stadium (kick-off: 2pm). The Reds are...