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  • Football news

    Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan’s loan spell at Wigan Athletic is expected to be cut short after he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Bogdan, who joined the Latics in the summer, was carried off on a stretcher during the second half of the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Kompany: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be out for several weeks after picking up a knee injury in their 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Kompany was making his first Premier League start for seven months but lasted just 37...

  • Juve qualify after stormy 3-1 win at ten-man Sevilla

    Juve qualify after stormy 3-1 win at ten-man Sevilla

    Juventus qualified for the Champions League knockout stage after Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic scored late goals to give them a stormy 3-1 win at Sevilla, who played the entire second half with 10 men. Nicolas Pareja gave the hosts a...

  • Sevilla vs Juventus offers intriguing clash of styles

    Sevilla vs Juventus offers intriguing clash of styles

    Sevilla’s wild-eyed, excitable Jorge Sampaoli faces Juve’s phlegmatic Massimiliano Allegri in a fascinating clash of coaching styles in the Champions League today. Both sides are unbeaten in Group H and seem set to qualify though Sevilla, on 10...

  • Inter’s Kondogbia gets a new lease of life from coach Pioli

    Stefano Pioli’s arrival as Inter coach has given a new lease of life to midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia who has regained his place after being dropped and publicly criticised by former manager Frank de Boer. Kondogbia, who has struggled to live up...

  • Bellerin signs long-term contract

    Spain right-back Hector Bellerin has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. The Premier League club yesterday announced that the 21-year-old had committed his future to the Gunners. Bellerin’s impressive performances had seen him linked...

  • Players have adapted quickly to my philosophy, says Doncic

    Players have adapted quickly to my philosophy, says Doncic

    St Andrews’ enterprising showing in their 1-1 draw against Birkirkara last weekend further underlined the positive impact Danilo Doncic has had on the team. In their five league games since Doncic’s appointment as head coach, St Andrews have...

  • Scandinavian scorpion kick joins Messi and Neymar goals on shortlist

    A goal scored with a scorpion kick in the Swedish league was included on the shortlist for FIFA’s goal of the year award along with efforts from Lionel Messi and Neymar. Mario Gaspar’s scissors kick in last year’s Spain against England friendly...

  • Schembri scores but Boavista ousted from cup

    Andrè Schembri was back on the scoresheet on Sunday but his goal was not enough as Boavista crashed out of the Portuguese Cup after a 2-1 home upset to Guimaraes in extra-time. Schembri was in the starting XI for the Last 16 tie but the home side...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 10 (3 pens); Effiong 3; Nafti 3; Fenech 2; Da Silva Souza 2; Agius; Micallef (pen); Piciollo. Red card: Serrano (vs Tarxien). BirkirkaraTemile 5, Dimitrov 5, Plut 5; Brincat 2; Attard 2; Scicluna 2; Sciberras 2; Herrera;...

  • Football news

    Juergen Klinsmann has been fired as head coach of the US men’s national team yesterday. Klinsmann was under contract through 2018 but his future with the team had been in doubt after a pair of recent losses left their hopes of qualifying for the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Messi: Lionel Messi returned to training yesterday after recovering from a stomach bug that caused him to miss Barcelona’s goalless draw against Malaga on Saturday. The Argentina captain sat out the La Liga game at the Nou Camp but trained with...

  • Perisic earns Inter last-gasp equaliser in Milan derby

    Perisic earns Inter last-gasp equaliser in Milan derby

    A last-gasp Ivan Perisic equaliser ensured Inter shared the spoils with their city rivals AC Milan in a fast-paced Serie A Derby della Madonnina.   Suso put AC Milan ahead against the run of play with an inch-perfect inside curler after 42...

  • Show Koeman the door

    Show Koeman the door

    If I were the owner of Everton Football Club (which would obviously need to be in a parallel universe as in this one I can just about afford to buy one of their shirts) I would currently be looking for a new manager. That’s because I would have...

  • Qormi, Marsa move to safer waters

    Qormi 2Żebbuġ Rangers 0 Qormi pulled away from the relegation zone after easing past neighbours Żebbuġ Rangers. Brian Spiteri’s team now have 12 points and are just behind the promotion places while the Rangers have slipped to the bottom of the...

  • Ronaldo sinks Atletico

    Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Atletico Madrid fans will have bitter memories of the last local derby at the Vicente Calderon stadium by scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win for La Liga leaders Real Madrid yesterday. Ronaldo’s deflected free-kick put Real...

  • Dortmund end Bayern’s unbeaten sequence

    Dortmund  end Bayern’s unbeaten sequence

    Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich’s unbeaten run, edging a 1-0 win yesterday thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 12th goal of the season, cutting the gap between the champions and their biggest title rivals to three points. Gabon forward...

  • Football news

    Harry Kane is proud of his leadership skills and dreams one day of captaining both boyhood club Tottenham and England. Kane has become a key figure for Mauricio Pochettino’s side after scoring 51 Premier League goals since his breakthrough 2014-15...

  • Sporting briefs

    Messi: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi missed his side’s La Liga goalless draw against Malaga yesterday after being taken ill. “Leo Messi has been ruled out of the game versus Málaga at the last minute,” the league champions said. “The striker was...

  • Mourinho suggests FA should have looked after Rooney better

    Mourinho suggests FA should have looked after Rooney better

    Jose Mourinho believes the Football Association should have looked after Wayne Rooney better, with the Manchester United manager suggesting his captain's late-night antics were relatively tame. Not for the first time in his career, the...