Malta Football Association
NEWS:
Malta deserved a positive result against Denmark
Sep 7, 2013
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Malta lost 2-1 against Denmark in their seventh outing of the  2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers played last Friday at Ta’  Qali National Stadium. For Malta, this result is rather disappointing and surely deserved  a  better positive  result considering  the chances created by our national team throughout the game.


 

Malta’s goal scored by Clayton Failla came from a superb free-kick.  Failla will remember this goal as it was his first ever,  he scored in the national colours.

 

Malta suffered a goal in less than two minutes from kick off and an own goal  gave Denmark their third win in seven matches.  Luke Dimech and Alex Muscat were suspended and  Rowen Muscat and John Mintoff were handed a place in the  starting eleven. Maltese captain Michael Mifsud played his 98th match for Malta.

 

The Danish had a perfect start and scored after 90 seconds through a Leon Andreasen who beat Haber with a low shot. Malta should have levelled the score on the 17th minute but the Danish goalkeeper saved  Andre Schembri’s shot. 

 

Stephan Andersen  in the Danish goal  made another good  save from a Michael Mifsud shot. But a minute later Malta obtained a deserved equaliser.  Clayton Failla  goal from a free-kick was a gem. Mifsud missed a good scoring opportunity to put Malta ahead before the break.

 

Malta was denied by the crossbar six minutes in the second half, after Michael Mifsud headed in goal off a cross by Roderick Briffa.

 

A minute later, Denmark scored the winner. Christian Eriksen concluded a good move with his conclusive shot hit the cross bar, the ball bounced onto  the back of Ryan Camilleri to end at the back of the net for an own goal.

 

Full match report

 

 

FIFA World Cup Qualifier Brazil 2014

   
 

Malta  vs. Denmark  FT 0-0 (HT 0-0)

   
 

Venue: Ta' Qali National Stadium

   
 

Date: 06/09/2013 Time: 20:00 Hrs

   
       
 

Malta

 

Denmark

 

1

Haber Justin (Gk)

1

Andersen Stephan (GK)

 

4

Sciberras Gareth

2

Andreasen Leon

 

5

Agius Andrei

3

Kjaer Simon

 

7

Failla Clayton

4

Agger Daniel (C)

 

8

Briffa Roderick

5

Boilesen Nicolai

 

9

Mifsud Michael (C)

6

Jacobsen Lars

 

11

Herrera Edward

7

Jorgensen William Kvist

 

13

Schembri Andre’

8

Eriksen Christian

 

14

Mintoff John

9

Braithwaite Martin C

 

15

Muscat Rowen

10

Pedersen Nicklas

 

17

Camilleri Ryan

11

Falk Rasmus

 

       

 

 

Substitutes

   

 

12

Hogg Andrew (Gk)

16

Schmeichel Kasper (Gk)

 

2

Caruana Jonathan

22

Hansen Jesper (Gk)

 

3

Borg Jacob

12

Bjelland Andreas

 

6

Fenech Ryan

13

Ankersen Peter

 

10

Cohen Andrew

14

Okore Jores

 

16

Fenech Paul

15

Delaney Thomas

 

18

Grioli Justin

17

Sloth Casper

 

19

Vella Terence

18

Makienok Simon

 

20

Gatt Baldacchino Clifford

19

Nielsen Nicki Bille

 

   

20

Fischer Viktor

 

   

21

Larsen Emil

 

 

Coach

   
 

Pietro Ghedin

 

Morten Olsen

       
 

Referee

   
 

Anastasios SIDIROPOULOS (FIFA & Greece FA)

   
 

Assistant referees

   
 

Christos BALTAS (FIFA & Greece FA) & Michail KARSIOTIS (FIFA & Greece FA)

 

Fourth official

   
 

Ilias SPATHAS (FIFA & Greece FA)

   
       
 

G: Goal, Y: Yellow, R: Red, Sub in: Substituted in , Sub out: Substituted Out,
Missed Pen: Missed Penalty, Scored Pen: Scored Penalty

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