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  • Hamsik warns Napoli against complacency

    Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has urged his team-mates to avoid any slip-ups between now and the end of the season as they look to secure a place in next season’s Champions League. The Naples outfit host European hopefuls Lazio today looking to...

  • Blunder leads to Rangers demise

    A horror mistake by Rangers stand-in goalkeeper Steve Simonsen let Dundee United seal their place in the Scottish Cup final as the Tannadice side ran out 3-1 winners at Ibrox, yesterday. The Glasgow club’s 35-year-old English keeper was called...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaCelta Vigo vs R. Sociedad - 2-2Villarreal vs Levante - 1-0Granada vs Barcelona - 1-0Real Madrid vs Almeria - 4-0 Ligue 1Ajaccio vs Bordeaux - 1-1Evian vs Bastia - 2-1Lille vs Valenciennes - 1-0Nice vs Lorient - 1-2Rennes vs Monaco -...

  • Msida stay up but Żejtun relegated

    Msida St Joseph 2Lija Athletic 2 Msida St Joseph secured the point they needed to make sure of their Division One status and condemn Żejtun Corinthians to relegation. The Saints deserved their point as they fought hard to hold Lija Athletic who...

  • Maroons stroll past Corinthians

    Gżira United 5Żejtun Corinthians 0 Gżira easily cruised through against a Żejtun side who knew that their fate was already sealed minutes before kick-off when Msida took the point they needed to reach safety point. From start to finish the Maroons...

  • Bayern mauled in Munich by Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund condemned Bayern Munich to a second straight defeat in the Bundesliga, dismantling the champions 3-0 in their own Allianz Arena yesterday evening. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann scored the goals as Jurgen...

  • Football news

    Tim Sherwood admits he does not expect Erik Lamela to play again this season. Lamela, 22, was signed last year but the former Roma man has been restricted to just 17 appearances in all competitions as injuries and a lack of form have meant his...

  • Sporting briefs

    Barca lose: Barcelona’s nightmare week hit a new low when they followed up their Champions League exit with a 1-0 La Liga defeat at Granada yesterday that left their bid for a fifth title in six years in serious jeopardy. Barca again looked...

  • Totti inspires Roma to victory

    Roma kept up the chase of Juventus with a comfortable 3-1 win over Atalanta, taking them to within five points of the Serie A leaders. Francesco Totti inspired the Giallorossi to all three points, playing a hand in goals for Rodrigo Taddei, Adem...

  • Arsenal beat Wigan to win FA Cup semi-final on penalties

    Arsenal beat Wigan Athletic on penalties to win the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today after the teams drew 1-1 at the end of extra time. Jordi Gomez scored to put Wigan ahead from the penalty spot after 63 minutes with Per Mertesacker heading...

  • Floriana back to winning ways

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 FLORIANA 2 Floriana returned to winning ways against nine-man Tarxien Rainbows. A tame opening had Jorge testing waters with a low shot that was well saved by Mintoff in the 11th minute. Tarxien’s methodical and controlled play...

  • City crush sorry Mosta 5-0

    Valletta sent a strong warning to leaders Birkirkara on their title aspirations as the Citizens crushed Mosta 5-0 at the Hibs Stadium. Denni gave a stark reminder of his importance to Valletta’s title quest as the nippy Brazilian scored his team’s...

  • 96 seats left empty as Wembley remembers Hillsborough tragedy

    Ninety-six seats were left empty and draped with Liverpool scarves at the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium today as English soccer paused to remember the Hillsborough tragedy that took place 25 years ago this weekend. Matches in the top eight...

  • Seventh successive win lifts Everton into top four

    Everton won 1-0 at bottom club Sunderland to leapfrog Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League and the battle at the other end of the table intensified with wins for three clubs in danger of relegation. The only goal at the Stadium of Light...

  • Qormi strike late to sink Naxxar

    Qormi took a giant step towards securing their Premier League status for another season as a last-gasp goal from Alfred Effiong earned them a 1-0 win over Naxxar Lions at the Hibs Stadium. Qormi were the better team for much of the opening 45...

  • Vittoriosa sweat to keep survival hopes alive

    RABAT 1 VITTORIOSA 2 Vittoriosa Stars had to summon all their fighting qualities to come from behind and tuck in maximum points against the already-doomed Rabat Ajax. Rabat made an uninhibited start and were rewarded with a penalty inside the...

  • We must win at all costs – Borg

    Valletta defender Steve Borg has summed up his team’s cautious mindset by describing today’s encounter with fourth-placed Mosta at the Hibs Stadium (6pm) as the toughest game in their title run-in. After Mosta, Valletta will meet Balzan before a...

  • Tedesco to make debut as Floriana coach

    Naxxar Lions vs Qormi (today at 4pm, Hibernians Stadium). Level at the top of the Relegation Pool on 23 points, Naxxar Lions and Qormi will effectively secure their Premier League status if they emerge victorious from their direct clash. Both are...

  • Bayern and Real clash in semis

    Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final this month with Atletico Madrid up against Chelsea. Yesterday’s draw in Nyon not only paired powerhouses Bayern and Real...

  • Juventus face Benfica roadblock

    Juve face a difficult task to reach a Europa League final in their own stadium after the Italian champions were handed a tough semi-final draw against Portuguese league leaders Benfica at UEFA headquarters in Nyon yesterday. Both sides remain...

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