The Malta Under-21 side held Moldova in a goalless draw at the Stadionul Zimbru in Chisinau on Thursday. This game was the first match for Malta from Group 1 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifiers.
As expected, the Moldovans created the better chances throughout the ninety minutes but Silvio Vella’s side managed to control their opponents well to collect a point from the game.
Malta will be in action once again on Tuesday against Latvia at the Daugava Stadium in Liepaja.
MOLDOVA Victor Buga, Dinu Graur, Andrei Ciofu (46′ Dan Spătaru), Ion Ursu, Vadim Paireli (81′ Andrei Macriţchii), Valerii Macriţchii, Radu Rogac, Alexandru Belevschi, Dmitri Semirov, Serghei Svinarenco, Ilie Damașcan.
MALTA Jurgen Borg, Emanuel Briffa, Samir Arab, Daniel Zerafa, Ryan Camenzuli, Luke Montebello, Brandon Muscat, Kyle Cesare (79′ Terence Agius), Matthew Guillaumier, Llywelyn Cremona, Cain Attard.
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)