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  • Raffael puts Gladbach in Champions League

    Raffael puts Gladbach in Champions League

    Borussia Moenchengladbach secured a Champions League group stage place for the first time after two goals from Raffael secured a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga yesterday. With one game left, third-placed Gladbach cannot be caught by...

  • Motherwell in relegation play-off

    Motherwell face a fight for survival in the play-off’s after St Mirren ensured Ian Baraclough’s team will finish second bottom of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win in Paisley. With Kilmarnock and Ross County three points ahead before...

  • Inter keeper Handanovic hands win to Juventus

    Inter keeper Handanovic hands win to Juventus

    Inter are in danger of missing out on a place in Europe next season after goalkeeper Samir Handanovic gifted champions Juventus a 2-1 victory in Serie A yesterday. Elsewhere, Lazio took an important step towards a Champions League berth by winning...

  • Paris SG clinch third French title in a row

    Paris St Germain clinched a third successive Ligue 1 title, with a game to spare, and stayed on course for an unprecedented domestic treble with a 2-1 win at Montpellier yesterday. The Qatari-owned club needed only a point to seal the title but...

  • Football results

    Ligue 1 Played yesterdayBastia vs Caen 1-1; Evian vs St Etienne 1-2; Guingamp vs Toulouse 2-1; Lille vs Marseille 0-4; Lyon vs Bordeaux 1-1; Monaco vs Metz 2-0; Montpellier vs Paris SG 1-2; Nantes vs Lorient 1-1; Nice vs Lens 2-1; Reims vs Rennes...

  • Football news

    Danish defender Simon Poulsen has signed for PSV Eindhoven as the newly crowned Dutch champions made their first move in the transfer market to strengthen their side for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The 30-year-old signed a two-year deal...

  • Sporting briefs

    Frosinone: Frosinone coach Roberto Stellone was overjoyed at seeing his team secure their historic debut promotion into Serie A. The Gialloblu beat Crotone 3-1 yesterday afternoon and book their spot in the top flight with a second consecutive...

  • City, Stripes vie for shot at KO glory

    City, Stripes vie for shot at KO glory

    Eclipsed by champions Hibernians for much of the past 10 months, Valletta and Birkirkara will be going all out to strengthen their chances of ending an otherwise lacklustre season on a high when they meet in the FA Trophy semi-final this evening...

  • Mosta retain their status thanks to late flourish

    Mosta retain their status thanks to late flourish

    Mosta 2Fortune 88; Roberts 90;Gżira United 0 Feelings of joy and relief gripped the Mosta players last night as the Blues prolonged their sojourn in the elite division following a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Division One hopefuls Gżira United in...

  • Boca Juniors’ place in cup at stake after fan violence

    Boca Juniors’ place in cup at stake after fan violence

    Disciplinary proceedings against Boca Juniors were opened yesterday by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) after at least one of their fans attacked rival River Plate players with what appeared to be pepper spray. Four River Plate...

  • Blatter wants to keep same format

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is opposed to proposals to expand the number of teams at the World Cup and would like to keep the number of participants to 32 if he is re-elected, he said yesterday. He also suggested playing more intercontinental...

  • Pearson’s Foxes out to tame Black Cats

    Pearson’s Foxes out to tame Black Cats

    At the summit of the Premier League, the champions and the three other Champions League candidates are now settled. Down at the bottom matters are different though. Burnley and Queens Park Rangers are doomed with two matches remaining but the...

  • Emotional Anfield gathers for Gerrard’s last home game

    Emotional Anfield gathers for Gerrard’s last home game

    An emotional Anfield will witness the end of an era this evening when Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard makes his final home appearance after more than 700 games and 17 years playing for his boyhood club. Tickets that normally cost £47 are on sale...

  • Garcia tries to breathe life into waning Roma

    Garcia tries to breathe life into waning Roma

    Roma have been confined to their Trigoria training ground ahead of tomorrow’s match against Udinese as exasperated coach Rudi Garcia tries to breathe new life back into his faltering side. The only surprise after a dismal campaign in the second...

  • Dnipro charged by UEFA over crowd trouble

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Ukraine’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk following their Europa League semi-final victory over Napoli, European soccer’s governing body said yesterday. Dnipro are facing charges over the behaviour of their...

  • Sant to ref U-17 quarter-final

    Maltese referee Alan Mario Sant will be in charge of today’s UEFA U-17 Championship quarter-final between holders England and Russia at the Lazur Stadium in Burgas, Bulgaria. Sant has already officiated in the tournament which comes to a close...

  • Football fixtures

    Bundesliga Playing today – 15.30Augsburg vs HanoverB. Leverkusen vs HoffenheimFreiburg vs B. MunichH. Berlin vs E. FrankfurtMainz vs CologneSchalke vs PaderbornStuttgart vs HamburgW. Bremen vs B. M’gladbachWolfsburg vs B. Dortmund Leading...

  • Football news

    Petr Cech has been given the green light to talk to other clubs by Chelsea, according to the goalkeeper’s agent. After a decade as number one, Cech has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season as Chelsea won the Premier...

  • Sporting briefs

    Livermore: Hull City have suspended midfielder Jake Livermore after he tested positive for cocaine. Livermore, who has made one appearance for England, failed a random drug test after the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last month. Livermore’s...

  • Mosta retain Premier League status

    Mosta retain Premier League status

    MOSTA-2, GZIRA UNITED-0 Mosta scored two late goals to beat Gzira United in a relegation-promotion play-off. The game looked to be heading for extra-time but late strikes from Udo Fortune ad Gary Roberts ensured that Mosta kept their top-flight...

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