The Malta Independent 12 December 2018, Wednesday

Futsal: Valletta’s comeback to beat Luxol in the clash of the titans

Stephen Azzopardi Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 13:00 Last update: about 13 days ago

Last Thursday's big match between Luxol and Valletta, offered once again a thrilling encounter in front of a large audience at the Corradino Sport Pavillion.

Luxol started firecely as in the first four minutes played they were leading 3-0, through a brace by Brazilian Maicon Silva Gaiewski and George Frendo's goal.

In the following minute, Valletta didn't throw the towel and reduced the gap through their captain Melvin Borg. In the final four minutes of the first half, Melvin Borg scored once again and Dylan Musu levelled the matters.

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During the second half both teams had a player sent off. First was Valletta's goalkeeper Stefan Vella who took the ball outside the penalty area and then Luxol's George Frendo received the second yellow card for a hand ball.

After an intitiative by Columbian Camilo Andres Gomez Vanegas, it was time again for Valletta's captain Melvin Borg to mark his hat-trick, engraving the winning goal and sealing the end result of 4-3. Luxol were denied twice by the post with the last one in the final second of the match.

Other results:

Swieqi United 19-1 UM Futsal Academy

University of Malta Students 8-4 Pietà Hotspurs

Swieqi United 8-1 Swieqi United U21

Birkirkara FC Futsal 3-2 Tarxien Rainbows

Luxol U19 7-5 Swieqi United U21

Standings:

Luxol, Valletta & Swieqi United 18; Birkirkara FC Futsal 15; University of Malta Students 12; Tarxien Rainbows 9; Pietà Hotspurs, Swieqi United U21, UM Futsal Academy & Luxol U19 3.

Monday 26th November

Pieta Hotspurs vs Swieqi United U21 (Corradino Sport Pavillion - Kick off at 20:15)

Tuesday 27th November

Tarxien Rainbows vs L-Università ta' Malta (Corradino Sport Pavillion - Kick off at 20:15)

Thursday 29th November

Luxol St. Andrews U19 vs Swieqi United (Corradino Sport Pavillion - Kick off at 20:15)

Friday 30th November

Valletta vs Birkirkara (Corradino Sport Pavillion - Kick off at 20:15)

UM Futsal Academy vs Luxol St. Andrews (National Sport School Pavillion - Kick off at 20:45)

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