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  • Ambitious Briffa setting the bar high at Gżira 

    Ambitious Briffa setting the bar high at Gżira 

    Gżira United fans felt a sense of pride when yesterday they opened the local sports pages and saw their team at the top of the Premier League standings. The Maroons have so far been the revelation of the 2017-18 season as last week the team guided...

  • Conte ready to rotate Chelsea line-up in Europe

    Conte ready to rotate Chelsea line-up in Europe

    Head coach Antonio Conte is poised to rotate his players when Chelsea make their Champions League return on Tuesday night. The Premier League winners play their second of seven games in September on Tuesday night when their Group C campaign opens...

  • Mourinho admits United still trail Europe's elite

    Mourinho admits United still trail Europe's elite

    Jose Mourinho admitted a gap remains to the continent's elite ahead of Manchester United's Champions League return. Europa League glory brought a much-needed return to European football's top table, with last season just the second time in 22...

  • Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer

    Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer

    Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after only four Premier League matches in charge. The club have acted after the Dutchman oversaw four top-flight defeats from the start of the season, making them the first team in England’s top...

  • Resilient Lions frustrate City

    Resilient Lions frustrate City

    Valletta experienced a miserable night at the National Stadium as they could not go beyond a goalless draw against a revitalised Naxxar Lions side yesterday. In the pre-match build-up few had given the Lions any hope of offering a stern challenge...

  • Senglea edge past Lija Athletic

    Senglea edge past Lija Athletic

    Senglea Athletic claimed their first league win of the 2017-18 Premier League season when they battled past Lija Athletic 3-2.                                                                The Cottonera side took the lead on nine minutes when...

  • Immobile hat-trick destroys Milan's perfect record

    Immobile hat-trick destroys Milan's perfect record

    Lazio forward Ciro Immobile scored a 10-minute hat-trick to lead his side to a 4-1 demolition of AC Milan whose perfect start to the season was left in tatters on Sunday. Milan had won their first six matches of the season – two in Serie A and...

  • Inter penalty awarded after five-minute video consultation

    Inter penalty awarded after five-minute video consultation

    The referee took over five minutes to award Inter Milan a penalty after consulting with the video assistant (VAR) in their 2-0 win over SPAL in Italy's Serie A on Sunday. Inter midfielder Joao Mario went down on the edge of the penalty area under...

  • Allegri hails Dybala as Juve continue perfect start

    Allegri hails Dybala as Juve continue perfect start

    Juventus maintained their perfect start to the new Serie A campaign with a 3-0 home win over Chievo on Saturday capped by a superb individual goal from Paulo Dybala. The 23-year-old also set up Juve’s second goal for Gonzalo Higuain after he came...

  • Floriana hold Hibernians

    Floriana hold Hibernians

    Marco Sahanek’s late equaliser gave Hibernians a deserved draw against Floriana. Hibernians made an explosive start to the game and could have been 1-0 up after just seven minutes when Jackson Lima’s free-kick had found Rui da Gracia Gomes in...

  • Man. City crush ten-man Liverpool as United held

    Man. City crush ten-man Liverpool as United held

    London clubs’ erratic start to the Premier League season improved with victories for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal yesterday but Manchester sides continued to make the running, with United and City leading the way on 10 points...

  • Zammit registers win on his Birkirkara return

    Zammit registers win on his Birkirkara return

    Paul Zammit restored order on his return with Birkirkara as the Stripes defeated Mosta 2-0 to claim the first three points of the season after a poor start to the 2017/2018 campaign. After Mosta gave Birkirkara a run for their money in the first...

  • Gzira stretch perfect start to the season

    Gzira stretch perfect start to the season

    Gzira United registered their third consecutive win stretching their perfect start for the season, after beating Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 at the Tedesco Stadium.  The Maroons gained foothold of the match from the early minutes but both Andrew Cohen...

  • Sliema, Balzan fire blanks

    Sliema, Balzan fire blanks

      Alex Muscat missed a penalty for Sliema as they held Balzan in a tight affair that ended in a predictable draw. Sliema contained their opponents well, restricting Balzan to the odd attack down the left. Alfred Effiong instigated the move which...

  • City crush ten-man Liverpool

    City crush ten-man Liverpool

    Manchester City took advantage of Sadio Mane's controversial sending-off to thrash Liverpool 5-0 in an eventful Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium. Mane was shown a straight red card in the first half for a high challenge on Ederson that...

  • Watch: Sinclair at the double as Celtic ease past Hamilton

    Watch: Sinclair at the double as Celtic ease past Hamilton

    Scintillating Celtic moved top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 4-1 dismantling of Hamilton at the SuperSeal Stadium. Returning midfielder Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring in the 17th minute before attacker Scott Sinclair fired two in before...

  • Watch: Mbappe strikes as PSG beat 10-man Metz

    Watch: Mbappe strikes as PSG beat 10-man Metz

    Kylian Mbappe scored a superb goal on his debut for Paris St Germain and Edinson Cavani netted twice as the Ligue 1 leaders stretched their perfect start to five wins with a 5-1 rout of 10-man Metz in an entertaining clash on Friday. Having moved...

  • Spartans see off St Andrews

    Spartans see off St Andrews

    Ħamrun Spartans bagged their second win of the season when they beat St Andrews 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium  The Spartans started strongly and on four minutes Arthur picked Francisco Marino Clavero whose low shot was blocked by goalkeeper Matthew...

  • English Premier League clubs vote to close transfer window early

    English Premier League clubs vote to close transfer window early

    Premier League clubs have agreed to close the summer transfer window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season. This means clubs will not be allowed to register any new players after 5pm on the Thursday before the season-opener. The vote at a...

  • Foreign interest in Maltese players growing, says Brincat

    Foreign interest in Maltese players growing, says Brincat

    The 2017/2018 campaign will be a special one for Maltese women’s football as it will highlight the breakthrough of Maltese players in foreign leagues. With Mgarr United player Maia Debono to go on trial with Serie B club Catania later on this...

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