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  • Football results

    Primera LigaAlmeria vs Granada 3-0; Celta Vigo vs R. Vallecano 6-1; Getafe vs Villarreal 1-1; Espanyol vs Ath. Bilbao 1-0; R. Sociedad vs Deportivo 2-2; Cordoba vs Elche 0-2. Playing today: 20.30 Valencia vs Levante. Leading standings: Barcelona...

  • Football news

    Toby Alderweireld is ignoring the rumours about his future, such is the on-loan defender’s determination to complete Southampton’s “special season”. Alderweireld’s form on the south coast has attracted interest from Manchester City but the Saints...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bastia: Bastia president Pierre-Marie Geronimi has called for French League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez to step down after he did not come down to the pitch to shake the players’ hands ahead of Saturday’s League Cup final. “If you want to be...

  • Ten-man Hibs win dramatic thriller

    Ten-man Hibs win dramatic thriller

    Hibernians produced a storming second-half fight back as despite being a man down they fought back from two goals down to overcome Sliema Wanderers 3-2 at the National Stadium. Sliema drew first blood on eight minutes when from a free-kick action,...

  • United thrash neighbours City to cement third spot

    United thrash neighbours City to cement third spot

    Manchester United cemented third spot and moved four points clear of neighbours Manchester City with a crushing 4-2 victory over the Premier League champions at Old Trafford. After four consecutive defeats in the derby, United produced a flowing...

  • Valletta edge Floriana in tense derby

    Valletta edge Floriana in tense derby

    VALLETTA-1, FLORIANA-0 Valletta maintained their recent dominance over rivals Floriana after an early goal from defender Luke Dimech gave them a 1-0 win in today's derby. The resurgent Floriana piled up the pressure in the second half as they...

  • Updated: Lazio win again as Roma stumble

    Updated: Lazio win again as Roma stumble

    (Adds late game) Lazio replaced their fierce city rivals Roma as the leading challengers in the battle to chase down Serie A leaders Juventus by hammering Empoli 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. The Biancocelesti took a fourth-minute lead through...

  • Chelsea extend lead after late Fabregas winner at QPR

    Chelsea extend lead after late Fabregas winner at QPR

    Cesc Fabregas scored an 88th minute winner as Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with an unconvincing 1-0 win against a spirited Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Spain international Fabregas, criticised...

  • Coach Zammit urges Valletta supporters to get behind team

    Coach Zammit urges Valletta supporters to get behind team

    For much of the past decade, Valletta have enjoyed the upperhand over Floriana but there is a genuine belief that the Greens might finally halt their negative streak in derby clashes when the two neighbouring clubs go head to head at the National...

  • Hibs look to inch closer to title

    Hibernians vs Sliema Wanderers (today at 6pm, National Stadium). Leaders Hibernians will be looking to move a step closer to securing the title by winning their clash with Sliema Wanderers. The Paolites, unbeaten after 28 games, are coming from a...

  • Pembroke promoted as Saints beat Fgura

    Pembroke promoted as Saints beat Fgura

    St George’s 1Fgura United 0 St George’s shot to the third place in the standings yesterday after beating fellow promotion contenders Fgura 1-0 but the most satisfied team from this outcome were surely Pembroke. The leaders are now sure of...

  • Ten-man Msida doomed after goalless draw against Rabat

    Rabat Ajax 0Msida St Joseph 0 Msida St Joseph became the second team to lose their status in Division One after Birzebbuga St Peter’s following a scoreless draw with Rabat Ajax at the Centenary Stadium, yesterday. The end result was not a good one...

  • Arsenal beat Burnley to stay in title hunt

    Arsenal beat Burnley to stay in title hunt

    Arsenal’s improbable late run at the Premier League title gained further momentum with a 1-0 win over strugglers Burnley yesterday, an eighth straight success that moved them four points behind Chelsea. Arsene Wenger’s side did not have to be at...

  • Wrong to show sportsmanship?

    Wrong to show sportsmanship?

    Sometimes it feels like football goes out of its way to get on my nerves. Last week, during the game between Sunderland and Newcastle United, Jermaine Defoe scored arguably one of the goals of the season and possibly the best of his career. It was...

  • Bankrupt Parma floor Serie A leaders Juventus

    Bankrupt Parma floor Serie A leaders Juventus

    Bankrupt, bottom-of-the-table Parma, whose players have not been paid all season, pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory over runaway Serie A leaders Juventus yesterday. Midfielder Jose Mauri, 18, scored on the hour as Juventus, 7-0 winners over Parma...

  • Bayern edge closer to title after win at home

    Bayern edge closer to title after win at home

    Bayern Munich moved a step closer to a third straight Bundesliga title thanks to a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, yesterday. Robert Lewandowski boosted his own chances of winning the golden boot award at the end of his first season with Bayern,...

  • Inverness and Celtic share spoils ahead of cup semi-final

    Inverness and Celtic warmed up for their Scottish Cup semi-final showdown next weekend with a 1-1 draw at a blustery Tulloch Caledonian stadium, yesterday. Returning Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring for the visitors in the third...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaReal Madrid vs Eibar 3-0; Malaga vs Atl. Madrid 2-2; Sevilla vs Barcelona 2-2; Almeria vs Granada 3-0; Celta Vigo vs R. Vallecano 6-1. Playing today: 12.00 Getafe vs Villarreal. 17.00 Espanyol vs Ath. Bilbao. 19.00 R. Sociedad vs...

  • Football news

    Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahic is being investigated by the state prosecutor over an alleged fight with stadium stewards following their German Cup quarter-final defeat to Bayern Munich. The Bosnian and a group of friends are accused of...

  • Sporting briefs

    IBE returns: Jordon Ibe will return to Liverpool’s squad for the first time in six weeks against Newcastle at Anfield tomorrow. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said the teenage winger had looked “sensational” in training since returning to full fitness...

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