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  • Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

    Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

    Genoa blew away Serie A leaders Juventus today, scoring three times in an astonishing first half hour on the way to a 3-1 win. Giovanni Simeone, the 21-year-old son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego, scored twice in the first 15 minutes before Alex...

  • Balzan lead the Malta Premier League

    Balzan lead the Malta Premier League

    Balzan are back at the top of the Premier League standings after brushing aside Pembroke Athleta 4-0 in a one-sided encounter at the Tedesco Stadium. Pembroke had started brightly and after six minutes the woodwork denied them an opener when Asani...

  • Chinese buyers say committed to closing Milan deal soon

    The Chinese consortium seeking to buy Italian soccer club Milan is committed to signing the deal soon, it said yesterday after the club’s owner Silvio Berlusconi hinted at a further delay to the long-awaited acquisition. The group of investors,...

  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real beat Sporting Gijon

    Cristiano Ronaldo continued his rich vein of form by scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 home win over struggling Sporting Gijon yesterday, although the La Liga leaders got a lucky break when the visitors squandered a second-half penalty. The...

  • Bayern Munich end winless streak

    Bayern Munich end winless streak

    Bayern Munich ended a three-match winless run when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 yesterday, although the Bundesliga champions still had to cling on at the end. Borussia Dortmund, who beat Bayern Munich one week ago, ended an eventful week by...

  • Pietà and Sirens move to safer waters

    Żebbuġ Rangers 0Pietà Hotspurs 2 Pietà Hotspurs piled on the pressure on bottom-placed Żebbuġ Rangers after coasting to an easy win. Patrick Curmi’s side had a trouble-less ride and if it wasn’t for Julian Azzopardi’s heroics, they could have...

  • Hosts Russia drawn with Portugal and Mexico

    Hosts Russia were drawn yesterday in Group A at next year’s Confederations Cup along with Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand. In Group B, world cham-pions Germany meet Chile, Australia the winners of the African Nations Cup which will be decided in...

  • Football news

    Uli Hoeness, who was released from prison in February after serving a sentence for tax evasion, made a triumphant return to Bayern Munich as president on Friday after being re-elected unopposed. Cheered on by the vast majority of the 7,000 club...

  • Sporting briefs

    Crewe: Crewe have announced they will conduct an independent review into the way they dealt with historical child abuse allegations. The League Two club released a statement yesterday explaining they will appoint an external legal counsel to carry...

  • Milan move up to second after impressive away win

    Milan move up to second after impressive away win

    Italian giants Milan showed little sign of missing their star striker as they pulled away in the second half, moving within four points of leaders Juventus with an impressive win over Empoli. Gianluca Lapadula scored twice and Suso continued his...

  • Chelsea go top, Man. City, Liverpool win

    Chelsea go top, Man. City, Liverpool win

    Chelsea consolidated their position at the top of the table by inflicting a first Premier League defeat of the season on Tottenham with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge. First Manchester City and then Liverpool had taken over first place during...

  • Birkirkara stretched before scoring victory

    Birkirkara stretched before scoring victory

    BIRKIRKARA: 3 TARXIEN RAINBOWS: 1 After a desperate three-match spell which cost them seven out of a possible of nine points, Birkirkara reclaimed their positive touch after overcoming the obstacle presented by Tarxien Rainbows in a match which...

  • Late goals keep 10-man Hibs on track

    Late goals keep 10-man Hibs on track

    HIBERNIANS - 3 SLIEMA WANDERERS - 1 Hibernians overcame the dismissal of midfielder Jackson Lima to down Sliema Wanderers 3-1. The Paolites looked to be up against it when, with the score locked at 1-1, Lima was sent off for two cautions but a...

  • Convincing win for Floriana

    Convincing win for Floriana

    FLORIANA: 4 ST ANDREW'S: 1 Although St Andrew's recently sprang a surprise when they held title aspirants Birkirkara to draw last week, it was too much to expect another result from them at the expense of high-flying Floriana. The Greens were in...

  • Spartans seal win in second half

    Spartans seal win in second half

    GŻIRA UNITED - 0 HAMRUN SPARTANS - 2 Ħamrun Spartans ended a two-match losing streak after beating Gżira United 2-0. A game that took some time to come to life saw the Spartans lift their performance in the second half to see off the challenge of...

  • Aguero double leads Man City to win at Burnley

    Aguero double leads Man City to win at Burnley

    Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor in the Premier League. Aguero scored the winner in the 60th minute when he fired home at the far post for his 33rd goal in his last 34 games having...

  • Inspired Rooney confounds ‘obituary’ writers again

    Inspired Rooney confounds ‘obituary’ writers again

    An angry Wayne Rooney was adamant last weekend that his critics in the media were trying to write his sporting obituary. On Thursday, he picked the moment to demonstrate that reports of his footballing demise had been greatly exaggerated. With one...

  • Bayern post record turnover at €626m

    Bayern Munich, driven by strong sponsorship and marketing results, posted a record annual turnover of €626.8 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year, up by more than 100 million from the previous year, the club said yesterday. Bayern said turnover was...

  • Former youth player claims paedophile ring operated in pro football

    Former youth player claims paedophile ring operated in pro football

    Former Manchester City youth team player Jason Dunford has alleged a paedophile ring was running in professional football and it was covered up as part of a conspiracy. Dunford, who waived his right to anonymity, claims the scandal is bigger than...

  • Conman who swindled WHam players out of £61,000 is jailed

    Conman who swindled WHam players out of £61,000 is jailed

    A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England boss Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years. Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham United staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England...