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  • Hibs overcome Birkirkara to re-ignite European bid

    Hibs overcome Birkirkara to re-ignite European bid

    HIBERNIANS        3 BIRKIRKARA        1 Hibs beat Birkirkara to re-ignited their bid to book a place in next year’s Europa League competition. Three goals in a devastating six minutes just past the hour mark saw Hibernians secure the three points...

  • Tarxien pull upset over Balzan

    Tarxien pull upset over Balzan

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS       3 Traore 35; Calin 74; Tounkara 87 BALZAN                            1  Alves 78 Tarxien Rainbows stung Balzan to open the title race wide open after claiming a 3-1 win. It was Jose Borg’s clan who forged ahead when...

  • Contentious penalty helps Juve beat defiant Benevento

    Contentious penalty helps Juve beat defiant Benevento

    Serie A leaders Juventus needed two penalties, the second a hugely controversial one awarded for an alleged trip on Gonzalo Higuain, to win 4-2 at bottom-of-the-table Benevento after the hosts twice came from behind to equalise on Saturday. Paulo...

  • Bayern beat Augsburg to seal 28th title

    Bayern beat Augsburg to seal 28th title

    Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with a 4-1 win at Augsburg on Saturday. Coach Jupp Heynckes rested several key players and saw his side fall 1-0 behind less than 20 minutes in after Niklas Sule's own goal. But Corentin Tolisso's header...

  • St Andrews earn three useful points

    St Andrews earn three useful points

    LIJA ATHLETIC       1 Beu 70 ST ANDREWS          2 Atkinson 36, 56 The plot in the relegation issue thickened as St Andrews beat Lija Athletic 2-1 to leapfrog Tarxien Rainbows in 11th place in the standings. Two goals netted by Kevaughn Atkinson...

  • Samb double propels Gżira win

    Samb double propels Gżira win

    NAXXAR LIONS 0 GŻIRA UNITED 2 Samb 19 pen; 70 Gżira United continued their march towards an historic European spot after overcoming Naxxar Lions 2-0 to maintain their third spot ahead of Birkirkara.  After a quiet 10 minutes, the game lit up when...

  • Liverpool hold off Everton for a point

    Liverpool hold off Everton for a point

    Liverpool survived a late spell of Everton pressure to stretch their record unbeaten run in Merseyside derbies to 17 games with a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park that consolidated their hold on third place in the Premier League on Saturday. Neither Mo...

  • PSG miss chance to clinch title after St Etienne draw

    PSG miss chance to clinch title after St Etienne draw

    Paris St Germain missed out on a chance to secure the Ligue 1 title at the weekend as they could only salvage a 1-1 draw at St Etienne and finished the game with 10 men on Friday. Remy Cabella's first-half goal was cancelled out by a Mathieu...

  • Senglea hit five past Mosta

    Senglea hit five past Mosta

    SENGLEA 5 Caseres 19; Virano 43, 56; T. Vella 84; Sammut 85 MOSTA 2 Bartulovic 25, Farrugia 79 Senglea Athletic made an important step towards securing their Premier League status as they defeated Mosta 5-2 in a direct clash between the two teams...

  • Arsenal, Atletico close in on Europa League semis

    Arsenal, Atletico close in on Europa League semis

    Arsenal took a big step towards reaching the Europa League semi-finals after a 4-1 rout of CSKA Moscow and Atletico Madrid did the same with a 2-0 home win over Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. Lazio also stayed on course to progress after an...

  • Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow - talking points

    Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow - talking points

    Arsenal welcome CSKA Moscow to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final. With all realistic hopes of a top-four Premier League finish ended, the Gunners need to lift the Europa League this...

  • Watch: Schembri scores his 10th goal for Apollon Limassol

    Watch: Schembri scores his 10th goal for Apollon Limassol

    Andre Schembri listed himself on the score sheet in Apollon Limassol's 3-0 victory over Omonia Nicosia, yesterday. Following this win, Apollon maintained their two-point lead over APOEL Nicosia in the Cyprus league. They will now host Anorthosis...

  • Liverpool stun City with 3-0 win at Anfield

    Liverpool stun City with 3-0 win at Anfield

    Liverpool ripped apart Manchester City, scoring three goals inside the opening 31 minutes, as they won their Champions League quarter-final, first leg tie 3-0 at Anfield on Wednesday. Juergen Klopp's side grabbed the lead in the 12th minute when...

  • Roma own goals give Barcelona huge advantage

    Roma own goals give Barcelona huge advantage

    Barcelona capitalised on two disastrous own goals from AS Roma to take a huge step towards reaching the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in three years as they thrashed the Serie A side 4-1 at home in Wednesday's quarter-final first...

  • Icardi misses open goal, foiled by VAR in Milan derby draw

    Icardi misses open goal, foiled by VAR in Milan derby draw

    Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi had a goal disallowed by the video replay system (VAR) and was guilty of an extraordinary second-half miss in a 0-0 Serie A draw with neighbours AC Milan on Wednesday. Icardi thought he had put Inter ahead in the...

  • Watch: Liverpool fans hurl bottles at City's team bus

    Watch: Liverpool fans hurl bottles at City's team bus

    Liverpool fans let off flares outside Anfield as they ramped up the atmosphere ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Manchester City. Hundreds of Reds fans lined the streets around the ground, singing songs and waving flags...

  • Former England captain Wilkins passes away

    Former England captain Wilkins passes away

    Former England captain Ray Wilkins died on Wednesday in a London hospital following a heart attack, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) said. Wilkins suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday and was admitted to St George’s Hospital, where...

  • Watch: 10 of the best Champions League goals

    Watch: 10 of the best Champions League goals

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational overhead kick during Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg victory over Juventus. The Portugal forward acrobatically connected with Dani Carvajal’s cross to fire the ball past Juve...

  • Updated - Ronaldo thanks Juventus supporters for applauding his super goal

    Updated - Ronaldo thanks Juventus supporters for applauding his super goal

    Updated - Adds reactions to the goal, below - Cristiano Ronaldo thanked Juventus fans who applauded his stunning bicycle kick goal for Real Madrid against the Italian side on Tuesday and said he had been hoping for a long time to score in such...

  • Fortunate Bayern come from behind to beat Sevilla

    Fortunate Bayern come from behind to beat Sevilla

    Bayern Munich came from behind with the help of two deflections, including an own goal, for a 2-1 win at Sevilla in an exciting Champions League quarter-final, first leg clash on Tuesday. Pablo Sarabia had put Sevilla ahead when he got the better...