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  • Updated: Napoli and Juventus continue see-saw battle in Serie A

    Updated: Napoli and Juventus continue see-saw battle in Serie A

    Napoli stayed one point ahead of Juventus at the top of Serie A on Sunday after both teams won their ninth league games in a row, this time beating SPAL and Torino 1-0 respectively. Napoli captain Marek Hamsik thought he had scored a second, was...

  • Rochdale sub Davies stuns Spurs to force replay

    Rochdale sub Davies stuns Spurs to force replay

    Substitute Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham. Sky Bet League One's bottom club played superbly to take the lead into half-time thanks to captain Ian...

  • Roma improve European chances

    Roma improve European chances

    Roma gave themselves a boost in the battle for Serie A's European places by winning 2-0 at Udinese on Saturday. The game was goalless for 70 minutes before rising Turkish star Cengiz Under scored his fourth goal in three games with a ferocious...

  • Big guns avoid each other in quarter-final draw

    Big guns avoid each other in quarter-final draw

    Manchester United were drawn at home to Brighton in an FA Cup quarter-final draw which saw all the big guns avoid each other on Saturday evening. Jose Mourinho's men learned they would face the Seagulls shortly after sealing their place in the...

  • Lukaku double sends Man United into FA Cup quarter-finals

    Lukaku double sends Man United into FA Cup quarter-finals

    Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive FA Cup scoring record by netting twice in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town to send Jose Mourinho's side through to the quarter-finals. The Belgian has scored in each of the three rounds United...

  • Blues see off Hibs after penalties

    Blues see off Hibs after penalties

    Sliema Wanderers were the last team to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy after defeating Hibernians on penalties. Following a goalless 120 minutes, the Wanderers scored their first four penalties while the Paolites missed two,...

  • PSG come from behind to beat Strasbourg and extend Ligue 1 lead

    PSG come from behind to beat Strasbourg and extend Ligue 1 lead

    Paris St Germain continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title when they came from a goal down to beat Racing Strasbourg 5-2 at home and extend their lead at the top to 12 points on Saturday. Strasbourg, one of only two teams to defeat PSG in...

  • Balzan made to fight for qualification

    Balzan made to fight for qualification

    Balzan earned a hard-fought passage to the FA Trophy semi-final. Balzan stormed into a double lead inside the first 15 minutes. On 11 minutes, Balzan ripped the Lija defence apart, as a punt from Paul Fenech found Cadu shooting low at Jonathan...

  • Suarez and Alba strikes give Barca win at stubborn Eibar

    Suarez and Alba strikes give Barca win at stubborn Eibar

    Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, with a 2-0 victory at Eibar, thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, to go 10 points clear at the top of the Liga standings. Suarez latched on to a pass from...

  • Bayern snatch win with late penalty but Cologne foiled by VAR

    Bayern snatch win with late penalty but Cologne foiled by VAR

    Robert Lewandowski converted a 90th-minute penalty as runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 on Saturday while bottom club Cologne were denied a rare win by a video replay. Bayern clocked up a 10th successive Bundesliga...

  • Valletta move into last four of FA Trophy

    Valletta move into last four of FA Trophy

    Valletta secured a place in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy thanks a 2-0 win over Division One Żejtun Corinthians. The Citizens, who had eliminated Senglea Athletic and Pieta Hotspurs in the previous rounds, therefore stay on track in their bid...

  • Easy passage for Birkirkara

    Easy passage for Birkirkara

    As expected, Birkirkara eased into the semi-finals of the FA Trophy following a 3-0 win over Division One Qrendi. The Stripes dominated play for long stretches and action was mostly limited to the penalty box of Qrendi as the Greens had no other...

  • Willian scores twice as Chelsea advance into last eight

    Willian scores twice as Chelsea advance into last eight

    Willian dispatched two inch-perfect finishes as Chelsea cruised past Hull 4-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals. The hard-grafting Brazil forward's smart brace sealed a comfortable Stamford Bridge victory stroll, with Olivier Giroud bagging his...

  • Napoli fall at home to Leipzig, Atletico win

    Napoli fall at home to Leipzig, Atletico win

    Napoli went down 3-1 at home to RB Leipzig as Atletico Madrid came from behind to defeat FC Copenhagen in Denmark, in Europa League last 32, first leg action on Thursday. Italian league leaders Napoli went ahead against Leipzig but slumped to a...

  • Nice's Balotelli upstaged by Fernandes treble for Lokomotiv

    Nice's Balotelli upstaged by Fernandes treble for Lokomotiv

    Nice striker Mario Balotelli scored twice in the first half hour only to be upstaged by a Manuel Fernandes hat-trick as Lokomotiv Moscow hit back to win 3-2 in a pulsating Europa League, last 32 first-leg tie on Thursday. Arsenal and AC Milan...

  • Malta U-16 girls pay visit to Prime Minister

    Malta U-16 girls pay visit to Prime Minister

    “Well done for your feat” were the opening words of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as he addressed the players of the Malta Under-16 girls team at Castille on Thursday evening. The members of the Malta U-16 girls squad, technical staff and Malta FA...

  • Watch: Conte turns down United shirt signed by Mourinho

    Watch: Conte turns down United shirt signed by Mourinho

    Chelsea's press conference to preview Friday's FA Cup fixture with Hull was gatecrashed by an Italian comedian attempting to give Antonio Conte a Manchester United shirt signed by Jose Mourinho. Conte had already spoken of plans to rotate his team...

  • Ostersund vs Arsenal - talking points

    Ostersund vs Arsenal - talking points

    Arsenal face a potentially tricky Europa League tie away at Ostersund on Thursday night. Here, Press Association Sport looks ahead to the main talking points ahead of the tie at the Jamtkraft Arena: Bigger game for Wenger than he would have...

  • Real come from behind to defeat PSG

    Real come from behind to defeat PSG

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie. The French side took the lead through Adrien Rabiot but Ronaldo equalised from the penalty spot just before...

  • Five-star Liverpool thrash Porto with Mane hat-trick

    Five-star Liverpool thrash Porto with Mane hat-trick

    Sadio Mane grabbed a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah scored with a mesmerising piece of ball-juggling as Liverpool demolished Porto 5-0 away with an irresistible attacking display in their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday. Roberto Firmino...