Birkirkara recovered well from the heavy defeat to Olimpia Cluj in the opening match of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round mini-tournament, losing narrowly to Portuguese champions 1° Dezembro 1-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Monday.
Andreia Silvia scored the all-important goal on 17 minutes.
In another match on Monday, Olimpia Cluj defeated Glentoran Belfast 4-2.
On Thursday, Olimpia Cluj-Napoca face SU 1° Dezembro at the National Stadium while Birkirkara will play their third match against Glentoran Belfast at the Centenary Stadium. Both matches kick-off at 17:00.
1° DEZEMBRO Patricia Morais, Solange Carvalhas, Elsa Ventura, Lara Matos, Paula Cristina (67′ Catarina Jesus Prata Carvalho) , Mariana Cabral, Patricia Gouveia, Sílvia Brunheira (75′ Susana Alves), Andreia Silvia (56′ Maria Madalena Elvas Fontes), Filipa Patão, Ana Francisco
BIRKIRKARA Janice Xuereb, Gabriella Zahra, Chantal Fenech (64′ Mary Rose Cardona), Kimberly Parnis, Stefania Farrugia, Dorcas Debono (81′ Rosann Xerri), Rachel Cuschieri, Kirsty Feasey, Martina Cilia (78′ Simone Buttigieg), Sacha Vella, Kelly Agius Pace.
Referee: Marte Sørø (NOR)