The Malta Under-19 national team defeated Luxembourg 1-0 at the Stade an den Burwisen in Mertzig on Tuesday in the first of two friendly matches.
Paul Mbong scored the all-important goal for Malta during the first-half. Captain Dejan Debono was sent off for two yellow cards 15 minutes into the second half.
Another friendly will be played on Thursday at the Stade um Dribbel in Bascharage.
MALTA (starting line-up) Duncan Formosa, Adam Magri Overend, Zak Grech, Dejan Debono, Chris Gauci, Shaun Dimech, Marcus Grima, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli, Alex Satariano, Ayrton Attard, Paul Mbong.