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  • Departing Tarabai sends Hibs 10 points clear

    Departing Tarabai sends Hibs 10 points clear

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS-0, HIBERNIANS-2 Hibernians edged closer to the BOV Premier League title after a straightforward 2-0 victory over neighbouring rivals Tarxien Rainbows took them 10 points clear at the top with only seven games remaining. It was a...

  • Balzan battle past Wanderers

    Balzan battle past Wanderers

    Balzan were back to winning ways when they battled past Sliema Wanderers 2-1 at the Hibs Stadium. Sliema started brightly and after three minutes Michael Mifsud picked Matteus on the edge of the area and the Brazilian quickly teed up Junior...

  • Updated: Chelsea held but Rooney is a knockout for United

    Updated: Chelsea held but Rooney is a knockout for United

    Chelsea opened a six-point lead in the Premier League following a 1-1 draw with Southampton as Manchester United enjoyed perhaps their finest performance yet under Louis van Gaal with a 3-0 trouncing of Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea increased their...

  • Lions beat Qormi to boost relegation hopes

    Lions beat Qormi to boost relegation hopes

    Naxxar Lions took another important step towards retaining their Premier League status when they beat Qormi 2-1 at the Hibs Stadium. The Lions took just two minutes to take the lead when Mattia Del Negro’s cross-shot caught Qormi goalkeeper...

  • Floriana, Birkirkara in goalless stalemate

    Floriana, Birkirkara in goalless stalemate

    FLORIANA-0, BIRKIRKARA-0 Birkirkara's hopes of reopening the title issue suffered a setback when they were held to a goalless draw by the in-form Floriana. The game was a tight affair with Floriana creating the better chances and Birkirkara only...

  • Nafti double sinks Hotspurs

    Nafti double sinks Hotspurs

    Valletta 2Nafti 53, 72;Pieta’ Hotspurs 1Frances 70; The sight of Claudio Frances placing a low shot behind Pietro Marino 20 minutes from time instilled fears amongst the Valletta supporters of another painful afternoon as the Whites struggled for...

  • Valletta set to sue Insignia for breach of contract

    Premier League club Valletta are set to take legal action against chief sponsors Insignia for breach of contract. Sources have told The Sunday Times of Malta that the committee of Valletta FC have decided to file a lawsuit against Insignia after...

  • MFA issues charges against Portelli, Buttigieg and Nadur

    The Malta FA yesterday issued charges against Gozitan club Nadur Youngsters, and their secretary Anthony Sam Portelli, and Xewkija Tigers player Peter Buttigieg following their alleged involvement in a match-fixing case ahead of a GFA Division One...

  • Mosta ease relegation worries

    Mosta ease relegation worries

    Żebbuġ Rangers 1Monti 81 pen;Mosta 3Babangida 47; Zammit 76; Fortune 79; Only the three points mattered for Mosta and Żebbuġ Rangers in their fight against relegation. Mosta had failed to win any of their last seven matches while Żebbuġ were...

  • Żurrieq gain precious point late on

    St George’s 1Żurrieq 1 Żurrieq managed to snatch a precious point in their fight against relegation when they came from a goal behind to take a point against St George’s. The Cottonera side had looked odds on for the victory after deservedly...

  • Fans’ show of affection delights Ivan Cordoba

    Fans’ show of affection delights Ivan Cordoba

    Ivan Ramiro Cordoba patiently signed autographs and posed for photos with scores of beaming youngsters who are taking part in a charity tournament at the pitches of the Mqabba FC nursery. The former Inter stalwart, winner of a plethora of honours,...

  • Man. City beaten by battling Burnley

    Man. City beaten by battling Burnley

    Manchester City’s faltering attempts to retain their title suffered a huge blow yesterday when they lost 1-0 at Burnley, giving Chelsea the chance to open an eight-point lead when they host Southampton today. Second-placed City have now won only...

  • Bad times forgotten but not gone

    Bad times forgotten but not gone

    Having observed the incidents that have blighted English football over the past few weeks you would be forgiven for thinking you had gone to bed and woken up in the 1970s. Rampant racism, sexist chanting, rival supporters fighting in the streets...

  • Parma’s crisis deepens as more points docked

    Financially-stricken Parma have been hit with a further two-point penalty for failing to pay players’ salaries the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have announced. Parma, bottom of Serie A, are now 15 points away from safety and looked doomed to...

  • Morata strike inches Juventus closer to title

    Morata strike inches Juventus closer to title

    Juventus substitute Alvaro Morata only needed ten minutes and one superb strike in Palermo yesterday to fire the champions to a 1-0 win, a 14-point lead in Serie A and another step closer to a seemingly inevitable 31st Scudetto. Juve’s first...

  • Lewandowski brace for rampant Bayern

    Lewandowski brace for rampant Bayern

    Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich showed no signs of letting up at the top of the Bundesliga when they swatted Werder Bremen aside 4-0 yesterday in a bad-tempered match that threatened to get out of hand. Werder were undone by three...

  • Kilmarnock leave it late

    St Mirren wasted the chance to climb off the foot of the Scottish Premiership after Lee Miller’s first goal for Kilmarnock sealed a last-gasp 1-0 win at Rugby Park, yesterday. The Buddies saw relegation rivals Motherwell lose to Aberdeen on Friday...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaEspanyol vs A. Madrid 0-0; Eibar vs Barcelona 0-2; R. Vallecano vs Granada 2-1; Celta Vigo vs A. Bilbao 1-2. Today: 12.00 Almeria vs Villarreal; 17.00 Malaga vs Cordoba; 19.00 Sevilla vs Elche; 21.00 R. Madrid vs Levante. Tomorrow:...

  • Football news

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Raheem Sterling will sign a contract extension at Anfield despite talks being put on hold until the end of the season. The 20-year-old England international, whose deal expires in 2017, has developed...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rooney Jr: Wayne Rooney has revealed he will have a special companion by his side when he takes to the field at Old Trafford today – his eldest son Kai. Last November Kai and his younger brother Klay were mascots when their father won his 100th...

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