The Malta Under-19 side lost 1-5 to Hungary at the Sportpark Ter Specke in Lisse on Tuesday in the final match from Group 4 of the UEFA Under-19 Championship qualifying round.
Norbert Kundrak put Hungary ahead on the 16th minute but Andrea Borg levelled matters on the 34th. Captain Zsombor Bévárdi increased the lead on the 54th when he converted a penalty.
Neil Micallef was sent off for Malta on the 61st minute after receiving a second yellow card and the Hungarians took full advantage, increasing the lead one minute later thanks to another Bévárdi penalty before substitute Alexander Torvund scored another two goals on the 66th and 82nd.
MALTA Duncan Formosa, Zachary Grech, Gary Camilleri, Dejan Debono, Romario Camilleri, Andrea Borg (67′ Shaun Dimech), Neil Frendo, Neil Micallef, Ayrton Attard, Alexander Satariano (70′ Omar Elouni), Jurgen Grech (75′ Kyle Gatt).
HUNGARY Ádám Varga, Attila Mocsi, Levente Lustyik (80′ Bence Kiss), Zsombor Bévárdi, András Schafer, Krisztofer Szerető (46′ Alexander Torvund), Bendegúz Bolla (84′ Máté Krebsz), Dániel Csóka, Norbert Kundrak, Bence Zoltán Banó-Szabó, Márk Bencze.
Referee: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)