Malta Football Association
NEWS:
Heavy 6-0 defeat for Malta in Copenhagen.
Oct 16, 2013
Posted in:
photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar

  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit - Paul Zammit Cutajar

Denmark humiliated Malta to a 6-0 dubbing in the last of the 2014 FIFA Wolrd Cup Brazil Qualifiers, played at the Parken Stadium.


This was Malta's second heavy defeat in four days, (following the 1-4 home defeat to the Czech Rep.), which came as an anti climax to the overall emcouraging performances in this Qualfiication Group. A win for Denmark which assured them of second place in the final classification which however was not good enough to earn them a place in the qualfiication play-offs.

 

It showed from the start that Malta were never able to match the slick passing and fast running of the Danes, especially in their movements on the flanks, and it was no surprise that the team was already 2-0 down after hardly 11 minutes had gone.

 

Denmark opened the scoring after 8 minutes when Rasmussen's headerm was partially blocked by the struggling J. Haber with the Danish striker scoring from the rebound. The score became two nil three minutes later when Krohn-Dehli was floored by Mintoff on the edge of the penalty area. Macedonian referee A. Stavrev did not hesitate to signal for a penalty kick which defender Agger conveted.

 

Denmark kept on piling the pressure, with Malta hardly capable of keeping up with this early pace, and it was no surprise that the Danes made it 3-0 after 28 minutes when Bjelland headed home after a cross from the right be Ankersen.

 

On 39 minutes Clayton Failla produced the only attempt at goal for Malta in the first half with a strong shot from the distance which was well saved to a corner by keeper Schmeichel. There was no stopping the relentless Danes whom scored their fourth goal 8 minutes from halftime. Again from a penalty taken by Agger after Agius pushjed Larsen inside the box.

 

With the Danes seemingly slowing down the pace in the second half, Malta seemed to do better at limiting the damages and keeping their opponenets at bay. Nevertheless Denmark scored thier 5th goal 16 minutes from the end when Rasmussen slid the ball in the back of the net after Haber had managed to partially block Larsen's low cross shot.

 

Malta finally managed to create a couple of opportunities. first Michael Mifsud worked his was past two defenders with his low effort ending wide of the far post. This was followed by a move between R. Muscat and Briffa, with the latter producing a shot which was saved by Schmeichel.

 

Mifsud was presented with a golden opportunity on 81 minutes with Herrera serving him well only for Malta's captain to hesitate and allow Delaney to recover.

 

Denmark scored their sixth and last goal on 84 minutes,when Kroh-Dehli cut through the Malta defenders sliding the ball in the way of substitute Bille who lifted the ball past keepr Haber.

 

for a full match report CLICK HERE

Official Sponsors
Commercial Partners