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  • Updated: Pedro's header puts Chelsea in semi-final

    Updated: Pedro's header puts Chelsea in semi-final

    A goal by substitute Pedro put Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-final with a 2-1 win away to Leicester City after extra time on Sunday. Earlier the home team's England international Jamie Vardy had equalised Alvaro Morata's first goal of 2018. With no...

  • Messi on target again as Barcelona strengthen position at Liga summit

    Messi on target again as Barcelona strengthen position at Liga summit

    Lionel Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game as Barcelona tightened their grip in the title race with a 2-0 LaLiga win over Athletic Bilbao. Messi took his tally for the season to 38 with a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area. Paco...

  • Celtic held by Motherwell

    Celtic held by Motherwell

    Motherwell held Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic to a goalless draw despite playing for more than half the match with 10 men at Fir Park. Cedric Kipre was shown a straight red card by referee Craig Thomson in the 41st minute, having appeared...

  • Hibs condemn Lija to relegation

    Hibs condemn Lija to relegation

    HIBERNIANS          7 Degabriele 2, 31, 69,70 Arlindo 15, 73 Da Gracia Gomes 59 LIJA ATHLETIC     0 Hibernians crushed bottom side Lija Athletic by seven clear goals to condemn their opponents to Division One football next season. The Paolites...

  • Icardi breaks goal drought by scoring four in Inter rout

    Icardi breaks goal drought by scoring four in Inter rout

    Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi ended his two-month goal drought in style by scoring four times to help them wallop Sampdoria 5-0 away in Serie A on Sunday. Icardi's haul included a 14-minute first half hat-trick as he took his tally for the...

  • Southampton reach FA Cup semis as Wigan dream ends

    Southampton reach FA Cup semis as Wigan dream ends

    Southampton reached the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over third tier Wigan Athletic on Sunday as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Cedric Soares were on target in manager Mark Hughes' first match in charge. Hughes was appointed Southampton boss...

  • Alves sends PSG 17 points clear

    Alves sends PSG 17 points clear

    Dani Alves struck late to give Paris St Germain a 2-1 victory at Nice on Sunday as they extended their Ligue 1 lead to a massive 17 points. The kickoff was brought forward to 1200GMT to ensure maximum exposure in China and Asia and PSG, who now...

  • Garba propels Maroon to easy win

    Garba propels Maroon to easy win

    GŻIRA UNITED             4 Garba 31, 62 Cohen 49; Samb 60 SENGLEA ATHLETIC      1 Sammut 52 Two well-taken goals by Haruna Garba propelled Gżira United to a comfortable victory over Senglea Athletic. The win lifted Gżira to third place, one point...

  • Juve's winning run ended by lowly SPAL

    Juve's winning run ended by lowly SPAL

    Leaders Juventus saw their 12-match winning run in Serie A ended by lowly SPAL on Saturday when they were held to a 0-0 draw by opponents who began the day in the relegation zone. It was the first time since December 9 that the Turin side had...

  • Lukaku, Matic send Man United into Cup semis

    Lukaku, Matic send Man United into Cup semis

    Headers by Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic earned Manchester United an unconvincing 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in a low-key FA Cup quarter-final played in freezing conditions on Saturday. United, looking to make amends after their...

  • Salah fires Liverpool third, Palace escape bottom three

    Salah fires Liverpool third, Palace escape bottom three

    Four-goal Mohamed Salah set a Liverpool record as they moved to third in the Premier League by thrashing Watford on Saturday, while at the other end of the table Crystal Palace's win edged them out of the relegation zone. The spotlight was on the...

  • Watch: Mifsud's late strike hands City crucial win

    Watch: Mifsud's late strike hands City crucial win

    VALLETTA          1 Mifsud 90 ST ANDREWS    0 Michael Mifsud proved to be Valletta’s saviour yesterday as his injury-time goal handed Valletta a narrow win over a resilient St Andrews to maintain their title hopes alive. The Citizens remain one...

  • Sliema beat Spartans in thriller

    Sliema beat Spartans in thriller

    ĦAMRUN SPARTANS      2 Faria 24, Micallef 27 SLIEMA WANDERERS     3 Muchardi 21, 51 pen Correa 48 Sliema Wanderers came from behind to see off Ħamrun Spartans in a five-goal thriller at the Hibs Stadium on Saturday. It was the Wanderers who drew...

  • Fontanella double sinks Lions

    Fontanella double sinks Lions

    FLORIANA            2   Fontanella 1, 67   NAXXAR LIONS    0    Mario Fontanella scored twice as Floriana defeated Naxxar Lions 2-0.   Fontanella took just one minute to rifle the ball past a helpless Luan Polli Gomes on his debut.  Despite...

  • Watch: Balzan defeat Mosta to maintain leadership

    Watch: Balzan defeat Mosta to maintain leadership

    BALZAN            2 Lepovic 26 Borg 85 MOSTA             0 Balzan preserved their top status in the BOV Premier League for another weekend after overcoming Mosta’s challenge 2-0.  Marko Micovic’s clan found a way through when on 26 minutes, the...

  • Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham cruise into Cup quarters

    Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham cruise into Cup quarters

    Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen scored twice in a 3-0 victory at Swansea City as the north London club breezed into the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday. The Dane’s exquisite left-foot strike put Spurs in front after 11 minutes in a one-sided...

  • Birkirkara regain third spot

    Birkirkara regain third spot

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1 Faria 14 BIRKIRKARA 3 Acosta 34; Grech 41, 71 Birkirkara came from a goal down to hit three goals past Tarxien Rainbows, a result which should saw them leapfrog Gżira United in the third spot. Tarxien stunned with a goal inside...

  • Alonso and Costa receive Spain call-ups

    Alonso and Costa receive Spain call-ups

    Chelsea full back Marcos Alonso received his first call up to the Spain squad on Friday for the team's friendlies against Germany and Argentina while former Blues striker Diego Costa returns to the international fold. Valencia midfielder Dani...

  • Goetze, Reus not in German squad for Spain, Brazil internationals

    Goetze, Reus not in German squad for Spain, Brazil internationals

    Mario Goetze, scorer of Germany's winner in the 2014 World Cup final, and Marco Reus have not been included in coach Joachim Loew's 26-man squad on Friday for the world champions' upcoming friendlies against Spain and Brazil. Loew said Reus needed...

  • Watch: Defiant Mourinho defends United record in 12-minute rant

    Watch: Defiant Mourinho defends United record in 12-minute rant

    Jose Mourinho mounted an impassioned defence of his record at Manchester United on Friday after stinging criticism following his side’s miserable exit from the Champions League. After the struggles of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal following Alex...