The Malta Independent 8 August 2020, Saturday

Futsal: A solid performance in the first back to back friendlies match

Stephen Azzopardi Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:41 Last update: about 8 months ago

On Sunday a solid performance bearing fruit in a 2-2 draw with Bulgaria who are 16 places ahead in the Futsal World ranking, Bulgaria 95th, Malta 111th in the world.

Goals by Andy Mangion and Dylan Musú, the latter from the penalty spot, gave new Head Coach Zeljko Anicic the best possible debut for this back to back positive unbeaten result ensuing the 3-3 draw in October v Armenia.

This evening Kick Off time 1900h Malta will play the second friendly match against Bulgaria, as preparations sharpen prior to UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 Qualifying Group C in Malta starting Wednesday week.

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Line Ups:

Malta's Starting 5: Brandon Debono (GK), Giancarlo Sammut, Carl Azzopardi, Andy Mangion, Aidan Micallef.

Stefan Vella (GK), Jovica Milijic, Melvin Borg, Dylan Musú, Karl Sciortino, André Ciancio, George Frendo, Firaz Abouleez, Aaron Montebello.

Bulgaria's Starting 5: Ismet Idrizov Hadzhiev (GK), Boycho Todorov Marev, Vladimir Atanasov Baharov, Plamen Mikov Stoykov, Marko Kostich.

Stanislav Dimitrov Ivanon (GK), Petar Miroslav Petrov, Dimitar Kostadinov Tsvetanov, Martin Biserov Stoykov, Dobrin Valentinov Mihaylov, Aleksey Anatoliev Stepanov, Pavlin Konstantinov Kuzov, Martin Krasimirov Nedkov, Yulian Evelinov Spasov.

Referees: David Balzan, Pierre Bonnici

Timekeeper: Stephen Vella


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