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  • Ten-man Mqabba overcome Żebbuġ

    Mqabba 1Żebbuġ Rangers 0 Mqabba produced a spirited performance as despite being down to ten men they still managed to overcome Żebbuġ Rangers at the Tedesco Stadium. Żebbuġ threatened first after only eight minutes when a Matthew Gauci free-kick...

  • Bayern come back to beat Ingolstadt and stay top

    Bayern come back to beat Ingolstadt and stay top

    Bayern Munich came from a goal down at home to beat Ingolstadt 3-1 yesterday and make it three wins in three Bundesliga matches as they went two points clear at the top. The champions were far less convincing than in their Champions League 5-0 win...

  • Today’s football fixtures

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 6pm Ħamrun Spartans vs St Andrew’s; 8pm Sliema Wanderers vs Birkirkara. Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 6pm Għargħur vs Senglea Athletic; 8.15pm Qormi vs Pietà Hotspurs. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One...

  • Gers held at Ross County

    Rangers felt more frustration as they followed up their Old Firm humiliation with a 0-0 draw against Ross County, yesterday. The closest Rangers came at Ibrox was a second-half header from substitute Michael O’Halloran which thudded off the crossbar.

  • ‘MSN’ fire Barcelona to easy win

    Barcelona’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as the champions roared back into life in La Liga with a dominant 5-1 victory at promoted Leganes yesterday. Messi sidefooted in a simple cross from Suarez to...

  • Lyon end bid to sign Emmanuel Adebayor

    Lyon have broken off talks to sign former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Ligue 1 club had considered a move for the 32-year-old free agent due to Alexandre Lacazette’s injury, despite also signing 19-year-old Jean-Philippe...

  • Football news

    Real Madrid will be without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and record signing Gareth Bale for their trip to Espanyol today where they aim to equal Barcelona’s record of 16 consecutive La Liga wins. Ronaldo scored the equaliser in Real’s thrilling late...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bullard: Former Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard has been appointed as manager of Leatherhead, the Ryman League Premier Division club have announced. It is a first coaching role for the 37-year-old, who also had spells with West Ham, Peterborough,...

  • Tarxien beat Floriana

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1; FLORIANA 0 Floriana goalkeeper Justin Haber made a mistake to gift Jacques Scerri’s side 1-0 win. It was a shock result achieved against the run of play but the Blues fully deserved their points, if anything for their hard...

  • Balzan hit back to hold Valletta

    BALZAN-2, VALLETTA-2 Balzan came back from two goals down to share the spoils with champions Valletta in an entertaining game this evening. The game looked over as contest when Umeh Calistus Uchenna gave the champions a deserved two-goal lead at...

  • Mosta end Gzira's unbeaten run

    MOSTA 2; GZIRA UNITED 1 Mosta picked up their first points of the season to end newly-promoted Gzira United’s unbeaten run record of 29 games. Mosta were fully worthy as they showed more mobility, teamwork and superior punch up front. Their...

  • Hibs win it at the death

    PEMBROKE ATHLETA-1, HIBERNIANS-2 Hibernians had to fight harder than expected to see off the challenge of Pembroke Athleta. After falling behind following an Andrei Agius own goal inside the opening four minutes, Hibernians made a bold reaction...

  • Manchester City unstoppable as Arsenal make it three in a row

    Manchester City unstoppable as Arsenal make it three in a row

    Manchester City maintained their imperious start to the season with a fifth straight victory as Bournemouth were swept aside 4-0 to become the latest victims of Pep Guardiola's table-toppers. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem...

  • Argentines in spotlight as Inter face Juventus

    Argentines in spotlight as Inter face Juventus

    Mauro Icardi will get a chance to upstage fellow Argentine Gonzalo Higuain when Inter host Juventus in a heavyweight Serie A clash, in Milan, tomorrow. Higuain has hogged the limelight recently, scoring a league record 36 goals for Napoli last...

  • Unbeaten Spurs play Black Cats

    Unbeaten Spurs play Black Cats

    Manchester City are the only club in the English Premier League with maximum points after four matches. Tottenham Hotspur, one of four teams who started the weekend programme of matches unbeaten, host strugglers Sunderland at White Hart Lane...

  • Valletta, Balzan out to retain ‘perfect’ status

    Valletta, Balzan out to retain ‘perfect’ status

    The 2016/17 BOV Premier League is still in its infancy but the first duel between Valletta and Balzan has the feel of an early showdown between two title candidates. Together with Birkirkara, Valletta, the reigning champions, and Balzan have a...

  • Imagination and lies, says Infantino of UEFA election link

    Imagination and lies, says Infantino of UEFA election link

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has dismissed as “imagination and lies” any suggestion that he lobbied in favour of Aleksander Ceferin who was elected head of European football’s governing body UEFA this week. Ceferin, little-known outside his...

  • Hart eager to put mistake on Torino debut behind him

    Hart eager to put mistake on Torino debut behind him

    Joe Hart insists he has already brushed off the mistake which marred his debut for Torino and is determined to prove a success in Serie A. The England goalkeeper, on a season-long loan with Torino after finding himself out-of-favour with...

  • New Chinese owners won’t change much says Pulis

    Manager Tony Pulis has dismissed media speculation about his future under West Bromwich Albion’s new Chinese owners, saying yesterday he did not expect much to change at the Premier League club. Investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports...

  • Vella’s boys suffer heavy defeat

    Vella’s boys suffer heavy defeat

    Malta U-17 endured an uninspiring start to their UEFA Championship mini-tournament campaign as they crashed to a heavy 6-0 defeat to Scotland, in Portugal, yesterday. This was a poor showing from Silvio Vella’s team, particularly in the opening...

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