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First goal for Muscat, third successive draw against Azeris
Oct 17, 2018
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1 – Valletta midfielder Rowen Muscat’s first-half goal in the 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw against Azerbaijan last Sunday was his first for Malta.


3 – This was the third draw for Malta against Azerbaijan (from eight matches) … the other two were registered on 6th September, 2015 (2-2) and 10th September, 2018 (1-1). The chronological sequence of these eight meetings is three consecutive wins, two consecutive defeats and three consecutive draws for our national team

 

4 – Malta have scored in all of their four UEFA Nations League Group D3 matches so far… the only two goals conceded by Azerbaijan during this campaign were against Malta.

 

10 – Azar Abdullayev’s goal for Azerbaijan was the 10th conceded by Malta since Ray Farrugia took over as national coach.

 

29 – Malta’s average age against Azerbaijan was 29.39. Midfielder Jake Grech, who came on as a substitute, is the only player aged under 21 to play for Malta in this competition. The Birkirkara midfielder was aged 20 years, 2 months, 29 days when he figured against Azerbaijan.

 

39 – This was Malta’ 39th 1-1 score… the first one dates back to 15th May, 1958, against Italy Under 23. Malta’s goal was scored by Tony Cauchi.

 

80 – Andrei Agius has represented Malta 80 times with these clubs – AC Messina (2), FC Igea Virtus (6), SS Cassino (3), AS Melfi (7), Birkirkara (3), US Latina Calcio (13), SEF Torres (6), Aprilia (2), Hibernians (38)

 

85 – Rowen Muscat is Malta’s 85th scorer.

 

390 – Malta’s 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan was the 390th match – the record reads: 48 wins, 65 draws and 277 defeats.

 

480 – Substitute Jake Grech, who came on for Alfred Effiong, in the 82nd minute, was the 480th Birkirkara player to represent Malta.

 

1,790 – Rowen Muscat’s close-range goal came after 1,790 days since a Valletta player netted for Malta… Jonathan Caruana vs Faroe Islands on 19th November, 2013.

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