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  • City get chance for revenge at Wigan in FA Cup

    City get chance for revenge at Wigan in FA Cup

    Manchester City have a chance to get revenge over Wigan Athletic for their 2013 FA Cup final defeat after being drawn against the third-tier leaders in the fifth round of the competition. Wigan snatched the only goal in the final against City with...

  • Malta U-16 girls beat Andorra in opening match

    Malta U-16 girls beat Andorra in opening match

    MALTA        2 ANDORRA   0 The Malta Under-16 girls team began their commitments in the UEFA Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament on a top note after beating Andorra 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium. Led by coach Dorianne Theuma, the Maltese...

  • Beckham's Miami MLS franchise given go-ahead

    Beckham's Miami MLS franchise given go-ahead

    David Beckham's long wait for a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami is over. MLS commissioner Don Garber announced on Monday that Miami would become the league's 24th city, awarding the franchise to a group headed by Beckham, but also including...

  • Messi and Suarez rescue Barca against strugglers Alaves

    Messi and Suarez rescue Barca against strugglers Alaves

    Lionel Messi scored a spectacular free kick to give Barcelona a come-from-behind 2-1 win over struggling Alaves on Sunday, keeping the Catalans 11 points clear at the top of La Liga and preserving their unbeaten record in the league. Alaves were...

  • Classy City breeze past Cardiff to reach FA Cup fifth round

    Classy City breeze past Cardiff to reach FA Cup fifth round

    Manchester City swept aside second-tier Cardiff City 2-0 with first-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling on Sunday to reach the FA Cup fifth round in their quest to win an unprecedented four trophies this season. Pep Guardiola's...

  • Two-goal Batshuayi up for the cup in Chelsea win

    Two-goal Batshuayi up for the cup in Chelsea win

    Michy Batshuayi took advantage of a rare start to score twice as Chelsea eased past Newcastle United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Belgian's goals could not have been better timed with reports...

  • Updated: Mertens brace puts Napoli top, Inter extend winless run

    Updated: Mertens brace puts Napoli top, Inter extend winless run

    A double from Dries Mertens took Napoli straight back to the top of Serie A with a 3-1 win over Bologna on Sunday while Inter Milan conceded a last-minute goal at SPAL to extend their winless run to nine games. Third-placed Lazio lost 2-1 at AC...

  • Live: Football transfer news and rumours - January 28

    Live: Football transfer news and rumours - January 28

    The winter transfer window is less than a week away and the timesofmalta.com SportsDesk is back with you to follow all the latest gossip and rumours from the football world, including the Maltese Premier League. 8.57pm That's it for today. Thanks...

  • Balzan move three points clear of Valletta

    Balzan move three points clear of Valletta

    BALZAN                      2 Ljubomirac 16 Zerafa 90og ĦAMRUN SPARTANS  0 Balzan took an important step towards winning the title after chalking up a 2-0 win over Ħamrun Spartans, courtesy of an early goal from Uros Ljubomirac and an unfortunate...

  • Stripes extend winning form

    Stripes extend winning form

    BIRKIRKARA            5Dimitrov 35, 49, 72 Grech 44 pen; Uyi 64 og. SENGLEA ATHLETIC 0 Birkirkara chalked up their sixth successive league win after hitting five Senglea Athletic at the National Stadium. It was Senglea who held the initiative for...

  • Updated: Liverpool dumped out of the FA Cup

    Updated: Liverpool dumped out of the FA Cup

    Wigan Athletic pulled off the big shock of the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday as the team from the third-tier of English football knocked out Premier League West Ham United 2-0 with a famous double from their cult hero Will Grigg. West Ham were...

  • Juve beat self-destructing Chievo to go top of Serie A

    Juve beat self-destructing Chievo to go top of Serie A

    Juventus went top of Serie A on Saturday, at least for 16 hours, with a 2-0 win at Chievo, who had only themselves to blame after two players got themselves sent off. Samuel Bastien was first to press the self-destruct button when he was given a...

  • Updated: Cavani breaks PSG record as Neymar nets double on return

    Updated: Cavani breaks PSG record as Neymar nets double on return

    Edinson Cavani became Paris St Germain's all-time top scorer and Neymar signalled his returned from injury with a double as the capital side extended their Ligue 1 lead to 11 points with a 4-0 home demolition of Montpellier on Saturday. The...

  • Narrow win for Celtic over Hibernian

    Narrow win for Celtic over Hibernian

    Leigh Griffiths scored against former club and boyhood heroes Hibernian for the first time to give Celtic a narrow 1-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win at Parkhead. In what was Brendan Rodgers' 100th game as Hoops boss the returning striker struck in the...

  • Hibs fend off Gżira

    Hibs fend off Gżira

    HIBERNIANS                2 Failla 5 Moreira 52 GŻIRA UNITED              0 Hibernians boosted their hopes of a top-three finish when they scored a goal in each half to overcome Gżira United. Prior to the match, Moises Avila Perez, the Gżira...

  • St Andrews pull upset against Floriana

    St Andrews pull upset against Floriana

    ST ANDREWS 1 Reid 29 FLORIANA 0 St Andrews continued their recent revival to boost their survival hopes as they defeated Floriana 1-0, denting the Greens' title hopes.  The Saints took an unexpected lead shy the half hour. Joseph Farrugia slipped...

  • Real Madrid roar back with big win at Valencia

    Real Madrid roar back with big win at Valencia

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as stumbling Liga champions Real Madrid hit back from their miserable start to 2018 with a rousing 4-1 win at Valencia on Saturday to move within two points of recapturing third place in La Liga. Ronaldo sent...

  • Bayern overcome dreadful start to hit five

    Bayern overcome dreadful start to hit five

    Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich hit back after falling two goals behind in 12 minutes to hammer Hoffenheim 5-2 and stay on course for a sixth successive league title. Hoffenheim threatened to hand Bayern their first home league defeat of...

  • Naxxar crush Lija in one-sided affair.

    Naxxar crush Lija in one-sided affair.

    Naxxar Lions claimed three important points against Lija Athletic to move further from the red zone.  Lija had the best of the early exchanges, with Erjon Beu’s ball evading the clutches of Christoph Nicht but rebounded off the post. On the other...

  • Mosta punish erratic Rainbows

    Mosta punish erratic Rainbows

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS        0 MOSTA                              1 Mansi 44 Mosta needed a first-half goal from Davide Mansi to see off lowly Tarxien Rainbows and and strengthen their place in mid-table. Scoring chances were few and far between in the...