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  • Sporting briefs

    Tragic ending: Police in Norway said yesterday that a body found at the mouth of the Hunnselva river in Gjovik was that of midfielder Thomas Andrew Morgan. A former team-mate of Cardiff City winger Mats Moller-Dehli at Lyn, 23-year-old Morgan...

  • Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos claimed another impressive scalp on home soil after Pajtim Kasami's clinical strike gave them a 1-0 win over Juventus in Champions League Group A. Kasami's first-half finish set the Greek champions on their way but it was the...

  • Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal struck twice in the last two minutes for a smash and grab 2-1 victory away to Anderlecht in Champions League Group D to earn three vital points. The Londoners produced a lethargic display and were trailing to Andy Najar's 71st-minute...

  • Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield which appeared as classy as it was dominant. The roar of one of Europe's most vociferous crowds...

  • Nine players get one-match ban

    Nine players have been given a one-match ban after last weekend’s BOV Premier League matches. Tarxien Rainbows have three players on the suspensions’ list as Brazilian Wesley, who was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Hibernians, Owen Bugeja and...

  • Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 36 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at Roma last night that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked. Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Goetze,...

  • Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago has stressed the importance of his team returning to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League when they host Juventus tonight. The Greek outfit lost 2-0 at Malmo last time out having previously won their...

  • Sunderland players to refund fans after defeat at St Mary’s

    Sunderland players have offered ticket refunds to all 2,500 fans who made the long trip to watch their side’s humiliating 8-0 thrashing at South-ampton in the Premier League, club captain John O’Shea confirmed yesterday. Some travelling fans had...

  • Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal’s belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind...

  • Basel’s Xhaka under investigation

    Defender Taulant Xhaka will head into FC Basel’s Champions League clash with Ludogorets today under a Swiss disciplinary cloud. The Albania star’s gesture after Basel’s 1-0 league victory over Young Boys on Saturday has led to a Swiss Football...

  • Verona issued stadium ban

    Verona have been fined 50,000 euros and given a partial stadium ban by the Italian league as punishment for racist chants directed at Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari during Sunday’s Serie A match. The Ghana international was the target of a...

  • Rossi on track in recovery

    Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to return to Italy next month to continue his recovery from a knee ligament injury which has blighted his season. Rossi’s problems with his right knee began in October 2011 when he missed 18 months after...

  • Parma in dire need of points

    Parma in dire need of points

    After almost two months into the 2014/15 Serie A, Parma’s campaign has yet to take off. This is somewhat ironic but at the same time quite a realistic assessment for a side currently anchored at the bottom of the table, with just three points won...

  • UK football results

    The ChampionshipBournemouth vs Reading 3-0; Blackburn vs Birmingham 1-0; Blackpool vs Derby 0-1; Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday 0-0; Cardiff vs Ipswich 3-1; Charlton vs Bolton 2-1; Huddersfield vs Brighton 1-1; Norwich vs Leeds 1-1; Rotherham vs...

  • Football news

    QPR striker Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp who called him overweight and unfit at the weekend. “It’s not true to say I’m not fit. He tried to give an excuse,” Taarabt told reporters yesterday. “I was desperate to play before...

  • Sporting briefs

    Wotte: Mark Wotte has left his role as Scottish Football Association performance director. The Dutchman joined the SFA in June 2011 to oversee the governing body’s performance strategy across all age groups. Wotte said: “I am proud to have been...

  • R. Madrid seek first win over ’Pool, Totti eyes more goals

    R. Madrid seek first win over ’Pool, Totti eyes more goals

    Two of Europe’s greatest clubs with 15 European Cup successes between them renew their rivalry at Anfield tomorrow with Liverpool looking to preserve their unlikely 100 per cent record against Real Madrid in Europe’s elite competition. While that...

  • Give Balotelli time, urges Rodgers

    Give Balotelli time, urges Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact. Rodgers backed the Italy striker to shrug off “unfair” criticism and end his six-game Premier League drought however,...

  • We’re in it together – Agius

    We’re in it together – Agius

    Valletta are in the throes of an early-season crisis. Their grip on the Premier League crown has taken a further blow after the champions went down 2-0 to rivals Birkirkara on Sunday, their fourth defeat in eight games. A shock 2-1 upset to Pietà...

  • Zammit heartened by Stripes’ tactical discipline

    Zammit heartened by Stripes’ tactical discipline

    Paul Zammit has lauded his team’s character and tactical discipline after Birkirkara produced a cohesive performance to overcome champions Valletta on Sunday. Goals from Brazilians Rafael Ledesma and Liliu either side of half-time propelled...

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