Malta Football Association
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Another heavy defeat for Malta's Under 21 team
Nov 16, 2013
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  • photo credit  -  Dominic Aquilina
  • photo credit  -  Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit  -  Dominic Aquilina
  • photo credit  -  Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • photo credit  -  Paul Zammit Cutajar

Malta suffered yet another heavy defeat in a Group 7 qualification match from the UEFA Under 21 Championships. This time being a 1-5 home defeat to Poland who now top the group classification with 12 points from six matches;.


 

Right from the start Malta never seemed to be able to get to terms with the Poles who looked determined to wipe off the defeat against Turkey in their last outing.

 

Though Poland dictated matters from start to finish it took them 28 minutes to break the deadlock. After several previous attempts during which they also hit the crossbar from a distant drive by Golla, Arkadiusz Milik put Poland ahead hammering home from a central position amidst panic in the Malta defence created by a corner from Zielinski.

 

Milik made it 2-0 two minutes before the break, heading a home a well taken cross by Golla.

 

Michal Chrapek's header made it 3-0 in the 56th minute, and Bartolomej Pawlowski added a fourth four minutes later with a low drive from the edge of the area to beat Cini.

 

Polish striker Milik then grabbed his third on 66 minutes to make it 5-0 to Poalnd.

 

For the whole of 90 minutes Malta never managed a decent strike on the opposing goal. on 92 minutes, then came a solitary surge from Malta captain Zach Muscat who was felled ijn the area, with Steve Pisani converting from the spot to earn Malta their first netting in this campaign, for a 1-5 final scoreline.

 

MALTA: Yenz Cini, Matthew Tabone, Zach Muscat (captain), Lyden Micallef (84' Godwin Mckay), Steve Pisani, Sasha Borg, Clyde Borg, Brandon Muscat (70' Brooke Farrugia), Ryan Camenzuli (56' Jurgen Pisani), Ryan Scicluna, Daniel Zerafa. -  Coach: Ray Farrugia

 

POLAND: Jakub Szumski, Rafal Janicki, Daniel Dziwniel, Wojciech Golla, Michal Chrapek, Piotre Zielinksi, Dominik Furman (75' Damian Dabrowski), Arkadiusz Milik (69' Piotr Pardzyszek), Pawel Wszolek, Bartosz Berezsynski, Bartlomiej Pawlowski (64' Mateusz Lewandowski).  -  Coach: Marcin Dorna

 

Referee: Jari Jaervinen (FIN)

Asst. Referees: Marku Hanninen (FIN), Jonas Turunen (FIN)

4th Official: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)

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