Slovakia scored twice in the second half to beat Malta 2-0 in a match from Group 7 of the UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Roundat the Pirelli Stadium in Burton Albion, England.
Following a goalless first, Ivan Schranz managed to put Slovakia ahead. Six minutes later, Oliver Špilár doubled the score.
On Monday, Charles Scerri’s side takes on hosts England, on Monday, kick-off at 20:00 while the third and final match is against Sweden on Thursday 1st April, kick-off at 20:00. Malta will be playing these matches at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton Albion.
Malta reached this stage as one of the best third-placed teams following a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a goalless draw against hosts Andorra in Group 8. In the first match, Malta had lost 2-0 to Northern Ireland.
SLOVAKIA Daniel Nebožka, Kristian Koštrna, Jan Dzúrik, Lubomir Korijkov, Viktor Miklós (50’ Martin Bukata), Ivan Schranz, Lukas Martinka, Miroslav Sedlák (56’ Radovan Kla?o), Oliver Špilár (78’ Tomas Malec), Adam Ambra, Jakub Vojtuš.
MALTA Carlos Dimech, Lee Galea, Steve Agius, Zach Muscat, Terence Agius (62’ Ian Scerri), Michael Camilleri, Bjorn Kristensen, Siraj Arab (68’ Christian Briffa), Dylan D’Agostino, Ryan Dalli, Christian Grech.
Referee: Kristo Tohver
Assistant referees: Silver Koiv, Neil Hair
Fourth official: Robert Shoebridge