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  • Messi penalty lifts Barca higher up in La Liga

    Messi penalty lifts Barca higher up in La Liga

    Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid. Messi's fitness was again in the spotlight on Saturday after a niggling thigh strain in recent weeks, but he...

  • Watch: Piatek wonder strike as Milan stay on Champions League course

    Watch: Piatek wonder strike as Milan stay on Champions League course

    Krzysztof Piatek hit a wonder goal and grabbed a second as AC Milan came back to defeat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday and stay on course for the Champions League. Piatek took his season's Serie A total to 17, just two behind Cristiano Ronaldo. The...

  • Favre urges Dortmund to bounce back at bottom side Nuremberg

    Favre urges Dortmund to bounce back at bottom side Nuremberg

    Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre is urging the injury-hit Bundesliga leaders to quickly recover from their Champions League mauling at Tottenham Hotspur with another big win over bottom side Nuremberg on Monday. Nuremberg were thrashed 7-0 at...

  • Balotelli, Marseille step up revival with Amiens win

    Balotelli, Marseille step up revival with Amiens win

    Mario Balotelli scored for the third time in four games for Marseille to seal a 2-0 victory over Amiens in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The Italian failed to find the net in 10 matches for Nice this season but has found his goalscoring touch since...

  • Griezmann lifts Atletico past strugglers Rayo

    Griezmann lifts Atletico past strugglers Rayo

    Antoine Griezmann scored a second-half winner as Atletico Madrid defeated neighbours Rayo Vallecano 1-0 in La Liga on Saturday to provide a timely boost ahead of next week's Champions League showdown with Juventus. The French forward netted the...

  • Mertens surprises Halep to take Qatar Open title

    Mertens surprises Halep to take Qatar Open title

    Belgium's Elise Mertens claimed the biggest win of her career on Saturday, surprisingly coming from a set down to beat world number three Simona Halep and clinch the Qatar Open. The world number 21 won 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, despite being outclassed in...

  • Rozzi goal helps Qormi beat Floriana

    Rozzi goal helps Qormi beat Floriana

    FLORIANA 0 QORMI 1 Rozzi 36 Qormi achieved arguably the biggest victory of the season yesterday when an early goal by Antonio Rizzo handed them a 1-0 success over Floriana. The first chance came Floriana’s way after 17 minutes. Brandon Paiber...

  • Watch: Argentine village of Progresso to pay tribute to footballer Sala

    Watch: Argentine village of Progresso to pay tribute to footballer Sala

    The death in a plane crash of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was a cruel blow to family, friends and supporters in his home village in Argentina, and on Saturday they came, grieving, from miles around to pay their respects. Through the...

  • Brighton edge into FA Cup quarter-finals

    Brighton edge into FA Cup quarter-finals

    Brighton moved into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second successive season as goals from Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia clinched a 2-1 win over Derby on Saturday. Chris Hughton's side have been sucked into relegation danger in the...

  • Mosta grab crucial victory over Spartans

    Mosta grab crucial victory over Spartans

    ĦAMRUN SPARTANS      0 MOSTA 1 Imeri 75 pen. Mosta picked up a valuable win in their fight against relegation when they edged past Ħamrun Spartans at the Hibs Stadium. Ħamrun created the better chances in the first half. The first chance came on...

  • Hibs sole leaders after beating St Andrews

    Hibs sole leaders after beating St Andrews

    ST ANDREWS 1 Borg 45 HIBERNIANS 2 Sahanek 75 Grech 87 Hibernians are the sole leaders following a remarkable 2-1 comeback win over the stubborn St. Andrews on Saturday. Yet Jurgen Degabriele serious injury worries must have dampened their...

  • Valletta save point at the death

    Valletta save point at the death

    VALLETTA       3 Piciollo 4 Sidqy 37 Nwoko 90 SENGLEA ATHLETIC     3 Venancio 23, 82 Caseres 49 Valletta needed a last-gasp goal to secure a point against a much-improved Senglea Athletic side at the Hibs Stadium on Saturday. Valletta were off to...

  • Watch: Maltese Abroad: Farrugia makes debut with Sunderland Ladies

    Watch: Maltese Abroad: Farrugia makes debut with Sunderland Ladies

    CYPRUS Apollon Limassol fired blanks against second-place AEL in their latest Cyprus league commitment. Former Malta international Andre Schembri entered the fray seven minutes from time. Apollon remain third on 41 points, four points behind...

  • Ronaldo on target as Juventus cruise before Atletico showdown

    Ronaldo on target as Juventus cruise before Atletico showdown

    Cristiano Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala to score early and added one himself with defender Leonardo Bonucci also on target as Juventus surged 14 points clear in Serie A on Friday with a 3-0 win over lowly Frosinone. Coach Massimiliano Allegri was...

  • Maccoppi makes winning start

    Maccoppi makes winning start

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1 Nilsson 80 SLIEMA WANDERERS 2 Pani 30 Scerri 52 Sliema Wanderers' new coach Stefano Maccoppi inspired his side to victory. The opening exchanges were balanced, although Tarxien Rainbiws, with Jens Wemmer and Matthew Spiteri...

  • Updated: England beat Malta in European Pool Championship final

    Updated: England beat Malta in European Pool Championship final

    Malta A were beaten by England 8-3 in the European Championship final in Killarney Ireland, on Friday. The Malta A team, led by Carmel Cilia, is formed by Anton Cuschieri, Dylan Cassar, Kevin Mercieca, Christ Tabone, Miguel Falzon u Mario Cutajar,...

  • Ferrari launch new SF90 looking to end F1 title drought

    Ferrari launch new SF90 looking to end F1 title drought

    Ferrari on Friday unveiled their new Formula One SF90 car which the Italian stable hopes will end their decade-long title drought to mark the team's 90th anniversary. The new SF90, featuring the team's traditional red with splashes of black, was...

  • Tedesco ban reduced to six matches

    Tedesco ban reduced to six matches

    Ħamrun Spartans coach Giovanni Tedesco had his ten-match suspension reduced to six games after his appeal infront of the Appeals Board this week. The Italian mentor had been handed a harsh ten match ban by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner after...

  • Updated: Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer Europa League setback

    Updated: Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer Europa League setback

    Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory at Malmo in the Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday to ease some of the pressure on beleaguered coach Maurizio Sarri, while Arsenal suffered a shock loss to BATE Borisov. Visitors Chelsea desperately needed a...

  • Watch: Bucks star Antetokounmpo dominates, Warriors lose cool and contest

    Watch: Bucks star Antetokounmpo dominates, Warriors lose cool and contest

    Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple double with 33 points 19 rebounds and 11 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks extended their longest road winning streak in 33 years with a 106-97 win over Indiana. Antetokounmpo had a hand in every basket by the...