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Luxembourg U-16s prevail 2-0 in friendly against Malta
Feb 19, 2019
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Photos: Stephen Gatt
Photos: Stephen Gatt

  • Photos: Stephen Gatt
  • Photos: Stephen Gatt

MALTA U-16               0
LUXEMBOURG U-16 2

 

The Malta Under-16 team played the first of two friendly matches against their Luxembourg counterparts at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.

 




Luxembourg prevailed after scoring a goal in each half to emerge 2-0 winners.

 

Noah Rossler put Luxembourg ahead on 20 minutes and Cedric Baiverlin doubled their lead with 17 minutes remaining.

 

The Maltese youngsters upped their performance after the change of ends but they were unable to find the net despite creating a host of half-chances.

 

Noel Turner, the Malta Under-16 coach, used all nine substitutions in this first of two warm-up games which are intended to aid the Malta U-16 squad’s preparations for next month’s UEFA Youth Development Tournament

 

The two teams meet in their second friendly match on Thursday at the Centenary Stadium.

 

Between March 4 and 8, the Malta Under-16 team will play against Albania, Denmark and Scotland in the UEFA Development Tournament with all matches being played at the Centenary Stadium.

 

STARTING FORMATIONS


MALTA
Miguel Spiteri, Zean Leonardi, Owen Sammut, Isaac Cutajar, James Vella, Nathan Agius, Antheos Spiteri, Jake Grech, Andrea Zammit, Kurt Briffa (c), Nathan Sultana.
Substitutes: Daniel Grima, Sebastian Cassar Torregiani, Mattia Aquilina, Nikolai Micallef, Jacob Crossey, Azriel Borg, Zachary Chetcuti, Brite Ihuomah, Joseph Xerri.


LUXEMBOURG
Hugo Do Rego, Noah Rossler, Lucas Ferreira Figueiredo, Eldin Dzogovic, Fabio Martins Cerqueira, Noa Bonvini, Tom Nennig, Timothe Rupil (c), Paul Schroeder, Ruben Matheus Goncalves, Ryley Ferreira.

 

Referee: Ryan Caruana.

 

CAPUT MUNDI TOURNAMENT

 

At the Roma Caput Mundi Tournament, the Malta Under-19 team went down 2-0 to the Lazio Regional Selection in their second Group B match, played at the Roberto Pera B Stadium in San Cesareo.

 

Coming from a disappointing 3-0 defeat to the England Colleges National Team in their opener on Monday, the Malta U-19 side, led by coach Winston Muscat, produced a better performance on Tuesday but a last-gasp goal by the Lazio youngsters ended their hopes of grabbing an equaliser.

 

The Malta Under-19 team conclude their group commitments with a match against Kosovo on Thursday.

 

The Malta U-19 side’s participation in the Roma Caput Mundi Tournament is part of their build-up for the qualifying round of the 2019/2020 UEFA Under-19 Championship later this year. Italy, the tournament hosts, Slovakia and Cyprus are the other teams in Group 6.

 

MALTA U-19 STARTING XI

Amara Sylla, Liam McKay, Andreas Vella, Glenn Attard, Christian Gauci, Shaun Dimech (c), Bradley Sciberras, Paul Mbong, Alexander Satariano, Jake Ghio, Russel Vella

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