Birkirkara eliminated after suffering 1-2 defeat

KÍ Klaksvík registered a 2-1 win over Birkirkara at the Gundadalur in Torshavn to reach the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League where they will be meeting Zalgiris Vilnius. The Faroese side qualify with a 3-2 aggregate score.

Following last week’s 1-1 draw, the hosts started as favourites to secure a place in the next round and Birkirkara knew it would be no easy task to win away from home.

Coach Paul Zammit failed to recover any of the injured players but still made one change as Neil Micallef replaced Edward Herrera.

The Stripes were unlucky to concede the first goal at the end of the first half – two minutes in added time – with Deni Pavlović, scorer of last week’s equaliser being again on target.

Páll Klettskard doubled the score on the 59th minute to give Klaksvík a comfortable lead.

Marcelinho pulled one back for Birkirkara but this was not enough to stop them from making a quick exit from the competition.

KLASVIK Kristian Joensen, Isak Simonsen, Deni Pavlovic, Ronni Moller-Iversen, Pall Klettskard, Hordur Askham, Olavur Niclasen, Jakup Andreasen, Boris Dosljak, Semir Hadzibulic (86′ Steinbjorn Olsen)(90+3′ Hjalgrim Elttor), Joannes Kalso Danielsen.

B’KARA Kristijan Naumovski, Neil Micallef (61′ Edward Herrera), Arian Mrsulja, Mislav Andjelkovic, Jake Grech (73′ Stanimir Miloskovic), Eduardo Mancha, Michael Mifsud, Fabiano Lima, Cain Attard, Marcelinho, Uchenna Umeh (80′ Gianluca Zammit).

Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Peter Magnusson, Mikael Hallin (SWE)
Fourth Official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)

2 comments
  1. Il verita hija li jew Birkirkara daqshekk batuti li l ewwel xutt on target kien fit 88 minuta, jew ma ridux jilghabu bix ikollom cans jilghaqu x xemx das sajf minghajr ma jkunu mpenjati!!. Jien supporter Karkariz u inwegga mhux ghax nara t team jitlef, ghax wara kollox xi hadd irid jitlef, imma l mod ta kif titlef. Ninsab cert li hafana supporters Karkarizi jaqblu perfettament mieghi kull min ra l loghba jaf x jien nghid!! hemm bzon ta zewg full backs sura ta nies, midfield mhux hazin u bi dhul ta certu players li kienu sospizi jaghmlu d differenza, imma quddiem batut ghageb.

  2. Dizappunt kbir…vera li kellna hafna injuries u kellna tibdil drastiku fil players barranin, it team ghadu qed jifforma ruhu u l avversarji jinsabu f’nofs l-istagun taghhom, pero’ l wirjiet kienu wisq fqar (specjalment fil loghba tal bierah) biex stajna nippretendu li nikkwalifikaw. Ma nemminx li kienu team ahjar minna u d-dizappunt b’hekk huwa ikbar. tlifna cans tajjeb li navvanzaw round u ndahhlu xi haga tal flus li zgur dejjem tkun siewja ghall klabb, specjalment wara li konna assenti mill-ewropa l-istagun l-iehor.

    Issa nharsu ‘l quddiem u nhejju l iskwadra ghall kampjonat…irridu nkunu tajbin mill-ewwel ghax il fixtures mill-ewwel ha jlaqqawna ma l-aqwa timijiet

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