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Last-gasp defeat for Malta U-19s in second Luxembourg match
Sep 19, 2019
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U19 - Friendlies
The Malta U-19 team have played two friendlies against Luxembourg, winning one and losing the other.
The Malta U-19 team have played two friendlies against Luxembourg, winning one and losing the other.

UNDER-19 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY 

Stade Communal, Mondercange – 19/09/2019

 

LUXEMBOURG 1
MALTA               0

 

The second Under-19 friendly match between Luxembourg and Malta, played on Thursday at the Stade Communal in Mondercange, was a hard-fought affair with the hosts emerging 1-0 winners with a stoppage-time goal. The Malta U-19s had won Tuesday’s first friendly match thanks to Mattia Veselji’s penalty.


Led by coach Winston Muscat, the Maltese youngsters held their own for long stretches but Luxembourg scored a last-gasp winner from a direct free-kick, taken by substitute Peter Remi Jonathans. Only a few minutes earlier, Luxembourg had been denied by Malta U-19 goalkeeper Christopher Farrugia who saved a penalty.

 

These warm-up games are part of the Malta U-19 team’s preparations for their UEFA Under-19 Championship commitments. Between November 13 and 19, the Malta U-19 team will face hosts Italy, Cyprus and Slovakia in the Group 6 qualifiers.

 

Earlier this month, the Malta U-19s played two friendly matches against Azerbaijan at the Malta FA Training Grounds. In the first encounter with Azerbaijan, the Maltese youngsters hit back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 while the second friendly ended goalless.

 

STARTING FORMATIONS


LUXEMBOURG
Tom Keup, Hugo Domingos, Stevan Popovic, Ian Santos Fialho, Edin Osmanovic, Tiago Semedo Monteiro, Lucas Correia, Hardahl Magnus Hansen, Dany Almeida Camilo, Yann Hoffmann, Tun Held.

 

MALTA
Christopher Farrugia, Andreas Vella, Glenn Attard, Christian Gauci, Jake Engerer, Bradley Sciberras, Jake Ghio, Alexander Satariano, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli, Karl Mohnani, Ryan Tonna.

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