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  • Valletta win Premier League title

    Valletta win Premier League title

    Valletta were crowned champions for the 24th time in the history after the Citizens had the better of Gżira United 2-1 while their rivals Balzan were beaten by Hibernians 1-0 at Corradino. Matteo Piciollo put the Citizens ahead after only seven...

  • Minute by minute... how the final round panned out

    Minute by minute... how the final round panned out

    The 2017-18 title race was decided on Saturday afternoon when joint-leaders Valletta and Balzan played their final matches against Gżira United and Hibernians respectively. The race for fourth spot was also decided as Birkirkara, Floriana and Hibs...

  • Balzan and Valletta ready for title-winning effort

    Balzan and Valletta ready for title-winning effort

    The 2017-18 BOV Premier League title could be decided today when joint-leaders Valletta and Balzan face Gżira United and Hibernians in their final fixture of the season this afternoon. With both the championship race and the battle for fourth...

  • Saints avoid drop, Rainbows in play-off

    Saints avoid drop, Rainbows in play-off

    TARXIEN 0 ST. ANDREWS 0 St. Andrews retained their Premier League status as they earned the point they needed in a goalless draw with Tarxien Rainbows in a direct clash in the relegation zone. A draw which enabled them to maintain a one-point lead...

  • Mosta defeat Sliema to stay up

    Mosta defeat Sliema to stay up

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 0 MOSTA                     1 Trovade 45  Giovanni Trovade was Mosta’s saviour as his solitary goal beat Sliema Wanderers to secure his side’s top-flight status. Having been in the top flight for the past seven seasons, Mosta have...

  • Naxxar go down despite beating Senglea

    Naxxar go down despite beating Senglea

    NAXXAR LIONS       3 Messias 7, 11 Micallef 33 SENGLEA ATHLETIC        0 Naxxar Lions were condemned to Division One football despite easing past Senglea 3-0 at the Centenary Stadium. The Lions needed to beat Senglea and hope St Andrews overcome...

  • Live commentary: BOV Premier League relegation battle

    Live commentary: BOV Premier League relegation battle

    The BOV Premier League relegation battle reaches its decisive end this evening when Mosta, St Andrews, Tarxien Rainbows and Naxxar Lions will look to avoid from joining Lija Athletic in Division One next season. Stay with us on timesofmalta.com as...

  • Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

    Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

    Arsene Wenger’s long reign as Arsenal manager will end next month. The 68-year-old announced on Friday that he will step down at the end of the season. The Frenchman moved to Highbury back in 1996 and delivered some of the best football the early...

  • Four teams battle for their top-flight status

    Four teams battle for their top-flight status

    Four teams will be battling for their Premier League status on Friday when they play their final fixture of the season concurrently in what promises to be an enthralling evening. At present, there are four teams, namely St Andrews, Mosta, Tarxien...

  • Moses strike gives Chelsea win at Burnley

    Moses strike gives Chelsea win at Burnley

    Victor Moses struck a 69th-minute winner for Chelsea to give Antonio Conte's side a 2-1 Premier League victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Thursday. Chelsea had taken a 20th-minute lead through a Kevin Long own goal and were well in control of...

  • Watch: Schembri nets brace for Apollon

    Watch: Schembri nets brace for Apollon

    Andre Schembri propelled Apollon Limassol towards a 4-0 win against Paphos as he netted a brace in their first leg of the Cyprus Cup, at home. The Malta international opened the score on 35 minutes before doubling the lead just before half-time to...

  • Ronaldo backheel earns Madrid late draw with Bilbao

    Ronaldo backheel earns Madrid late draw with Bilbao

    Cristiano Ronaldo's superb backheel late in the game earned Real Madrid a point in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Wednesday in La Liga. The Portuguese forward flicked Luka Modric's low drive into the back of...

  • PSG stay on course for treble with Cup semi-final win

    PSG stay on course for treble with Cup semi-final win

    Paris St Germain took a big step towards a domestic treble when they reached the French Cup final with a 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday. Kylian Mbappe's double and a last-gasp goal by Christopher Nkunku set up a final showdown against third division...

  • Napoli hit back twice to beat Udinese and cut Juve's lead

    Napoli hit back twice to beat Udinese and cut Juve's lead

    Napoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 in Serie A on Wednesday and cut Juventus' lead to four points after the Turin side were held 1-1 at relegation-threatened Crotone. Fiorentina forward Jordan Veretout scored a hat-trick but was on...

  • United bounce back with 2-0 win at Bournemouth

    United bounce back with 2-0 win at Bournemouth

    Manchester United tightened their grip on second place in the Premier League after goals in each half by defender Chris Smalling and substitute Romelu Lukaku gave them a clinical 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday. The result left United, who...

  • Under-strength Barca survive Celta fightback to stay unbeaten

    Under-strength Barca survive Celta fightback to stay unbeaten

    Runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona held on to draw 2-2 at Celta Vigo on Tuesday with a much-changed side as they survived having Sergi Roberto sent off late in the second half to preserve their unbeaten league record this season. Barca lead the...

  • Stellar Bayern crush Leverkusen to reach German Cup final

    Stellar Bayern crush Leverkusen to reach German Cup final

    Bayern Munich reached the German Cup final by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 away thanks to a Thomas Mueller hat-trick after an early Robert Lewandowski double on Tuesday to stay on track for a treble of titles this season. Bundesliga champions...

  • Watch: VAR awards penalty after players leave the pitch at halftime

    Watch: VAR awards penalty after players leave the pitch at halftime

    The players of Mainz 05 and Freiburg were ordered back onto the pitch having gone to the changing room at halftime because the video assistant referee (VAR) awarded a penalty for a handball in an eventful Bundesliga game on Monday. Referee Guido...

  • Updated: Final Premier League fixtures released

    Updated: Final Premier League fixtures released

    The Malta Football Association has decided to revise the last-day fixtures of the 2017/18 BOV Premier League that were announced earlier on Monday.  This revision has been made to ensure that the teams involved in the title race as well as the...

  • Watch: Farrugia nets brace for FC Chiasso

    Watch: Farrugia nets brace for FC Chiasso

    Jean Paul Farrugia hit a brace in FC Chiasso's 2-1 win over Servette in the Switzerland's second-tier, last Sunday. The Malta international has now scored nine goals in 19 league matches, translated into 10 goals in 21 games in all...