National team loses friendly match in Italy

The national team lost 2-0 a friendly match to Italian Serie B side Pescara in a friendly match in Roccarso on Saturday afternoon. The game was part of the national team’s one-week pre-season training camp in Italy.

Marco Sansovini converted a penalty five minutes from the end of the first half to put Pescara ahead and Angelo Corsi doubled the score two minutes in added time.

The starting line-up for Malta: Andrew Hogg, Jonathan Caruana, Carlo Mamo, Gareth Sciberras, Massimo Grima, Roderick Briffa, Jamie Pace, Kevin Sammut, Shaun Bajada, Andrew Cohen, Michael Mifsud.