Atletico Madrid, twice runners-up to city rivals Real in the past three years, renew acquaintances with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany on Tuesday after meeting at the same stage in 2014-15.



Manchester City and Monaco go into Tuesday’s Champions League showdown each pinning their hopes on short, left-footed midfield creators from the Iberian peninsula who go by the name of Silva.


Former Croatia midfielder Ivan Juric has been sacked as coach of Genoa following a 5-0 reverse at struggling Pescara and replaced him by Andrea Mandorlini, the Serie A club announced Monday.
Manchester City and Monaco go into Tuesday’s Champions League showdown each pinning their hopes on short, left-footed midfield creators from the Iberian peninsula who go by the name of Silva.
Alexandre Lacazette scored his 21st league goal of the season as Lyon fought back from behind to win 4-2 at home to Dijon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella was close to tears Sunday as he recounted the “nightmare” of a stalker bringing his dream move to Napoli to a premature end as his family feared for their lives.
Jose Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge to face Antonio Conte's table-toppers, while there could be an all-non-league quarter-final
Ivan Perisic will not be leaving Inter as the club strive to keep hold of their best players, says sporting director Piero Ausilio.
RB Leipzig closed the gap between themselves and Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to five points courtesy of a battling 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid received a massive boost ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday as goalkeeper Jan Oblak was included in Diego Simeone’s squad for the trip to Germany.
La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona are going head-to-head for Monaco star Bernardo Silva.
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti will be questioned by the German Football Association (DFB) after admitting he made an unsavoury hand gesture towards a Hertha Berlin fan on Saturday.
Amid the clamour for the Bundesliga's exciting young talent to feature for Germany, Joachim Low has offered a reminder of the quality required to mount a successful defence of the World Cup.
Atletico Madrid, twice runners-up to city rivals Real in the past three years, renew acquaintances with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany on Tuesday after meeting at the same stage in 2014-15.
Rangers’ hopes of clinching second place in the Scottish Premiership were dealt a major blow as Dundee defeated the troubled Glasgow giants 2-1 at Dens Park on Sunday.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has hit out at Hertha Berlin counterpart Rune Jarstein after the Norwegian sparked a brawl in Saturday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw in the German capital.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to send Manchester United into the quarter-final stage of the FA Cup on Sunday, linking with Paul Pogba to score the winning goal in the Red Devils' 2-1 win at Blackburn.
Gabriel Barbosa's long wait for a first Serie A goal ended as the Brazil international came off the bench to seal a 1-0 win for Inter at Bologna.
Villarreal kept their hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Samu Castillejo’s 93rd minute winner secured a vital 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.
An impressive hat-trick from Harry Kane eased Tottenham to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Fulham in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Bayern Munich are prepared to make a £30 million offer for Celtic star Moussa Dembele during the close season, UK newspaper The Daily Record claims.
Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to take charge of Ligue 1 outfit Lille as of July 1, the French club have announced.

Lewis Hamilton has moved to clarify comments he made about data-sharing in Formula 1, insisting that he has "zero problems" with Mercedes or new team-mate Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes' new Formula 1 car, the W08 Hybrid, "looks like a boat" due to the modified regulations which will be introduced this season.
Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has already asked his team to not share driver data between himself and new team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Ross Brawn has warned that it is “going to take some time” for F1’s new owners to implement solutions to the sport’s problems.
Jorge Lorenzo says that establishing a comfortable feeling with Ducati's Desmosedici GP17 is of more importance to him than fast lap times over the pre-season period.
John Isner failed to advance to the Memphis Open semi-finals but Kei Nishikori powered into the final four in Buenos Aires.
Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales remained at the top of the timesheets on the final day of MotoGP's second pre-season test at Phillip Island.
Anthony Joshua believes he has to be a "killer" when he steps into the ring with Wladimir Klitschko to defend his IBF heavyweight title in April.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came from a set down against third seed David Goffin to win his first ATP Tour event in 17 months at the Rotterdam Open on Sunday.
Nearly all Formula 1 teams are reportedly in favour of returning to active suspension to help clear up the confusion surrounding the legality of current systems.
Ryan Harrison moved into his first ATP World Tour final, setting up a clash against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Memphis Open decider.
Valtteri Bottas is not bothered by the one-year duration of his Mercedes contract, saying he understands that the team wants to see how he goes.
With “significantly faster” cars out on track, Sebastian Vettel believes this year’s Formula 1 racing will be “more fun” for the drivers.
Paul Hembery has downplayed suggestions that Pirelli’s wet weather tyres are not up to scratch, insisting Sebastian Vettel’s recent crash was the result of “extremely abnormal conditions.”
Ivo Karlovic suffered a surprise loss at the Memphis Open as David Ferrer and Pablo Cuevas made early exits in Buenos Aires.
The FIA have released a statement to address the 'clearly inaccurately informed' suggestion that they have acted improperly in the sale to Liberty Media.

Agones SFC organised last Friday the second race of the Agones Trail Running League 2017 at Birzebbugia.
Mark Bonello won his first ever Trap Event at the Qormi Clay Shooting Club when he won the Jimmy Bugeja Trophy.
Nathan Lee Xuereb won the Keepers Double Trap Trophy organized by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija.
For the fourth consecutive year Agones Sfc organised the Safi Criterium.
Gozo Motocross Association will be organising its fourth round of the 2016/17 Championship on Sunday.
Brian Galea won the Trap Selection organised this weekend by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija.
Il-plejer professjonali Malti tas-snooker Alex Borg il-gimgha d-diehla jkun impenjat fil-Welsh Open organizzat mill-World Snooker Association.
During the weekend the Malta Table football Sport Association (MTFSA) had organised the Clubs National League and Knock - out competitions.
Clive Farrugia won the Keepers Skeet Trophy organized by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija.
For the fourth consecutive year, Agones SFC organised the Duathlon 2017 at Safi on Sunday.
Il-plejer professjonali Malti tas-snooker Alex Borg ikkwalifika ghat-tieni rawnd tal-Welsh Open gheleb lill-Egizzjan Hatem Yassen 4-1.
Frank Scorfna won the Horace Micallef Trap Trophy at the Southern Shooting Club.
Team FINA and team okmalta.com have dominated the National Bowling League in recent years.

Balzan Youths dreams of reaching for the second consecutive season the final of the FA Trophy were shattered on Sunday after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat in extra-time to 10-man Tarxien Rainbows.
Malta concluded their commitments in the UEFA Youth U-16 Development Tournament on a flying note after seeing off Gibraltar 4-0 in their final game at the Centenary Stadium today.
Luxol St. Andrews komplew isahhu posthom f’ras il-klassifika b’punti massimi wara għaxar logħbiet konsekuttivi, wara li ghelbu lil Swieqi 9-2.
Malta suffered its first defeat in the UEFA Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament after going down 2-0 to Andorra at the Centenary Stadium.
The winter mid-season seminar for Futsal Referees was held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, at Savio College, Dingli.
Malta will face Armenia, Andorra and Gibraltar in the UEFA European Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament, which gets underway on Wednesday with the first two games at the Centenary Stadium.
Following months of consultation between stakeholders on the way forward to strengthen legislative tools available to fight the plague of corruption in sport, the Anti-Corruption Task Force, led by the Malta Football Association, last week discussed for the first time a new bill that would replace current laws which date back to 1976.
SK Victoria Wanderers became the first Gozitan club to reach the semi-finals of the FA Trophy after beating Pembroke Athleta 2-0 at the Gozo Stadium on Sunday.
The Masters national team recently gave an excellent performance in the first edition of the Malta Soccer Trophy 40+, losing only in the final on penalties.
2017 is an important year for the Malta Football Association as it is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the national team’s first official international match.
Malta couldn’t have a better start to the UEFA European Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament beating Armenia 1-0 at the Centenary Stadium.
Balzan Youths missed the chance to reclaim top of the Premier League after a 2-1 defeat to Sliema Wanderers on Sunday.
A Talent and Mentor formation seminar under the auspices of the UEFA Convention was organized by the Associazione Italiana Arbitri (AIA – the Italian Referees Association) Technical Sector in Coverciano’s ‘Casa Italia’.
Floriana and Gzira United both won beating Birkirkara and St. Andrews respectively on Saturday.



Travel back in time as we take a look at the history of the European Championships, following the tournament's development into the third highest-profile event in the sporting world. Our first destination is 1960, with the final four descending on France to decide the inaugural winners.

Monday, February 20, 2017
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