The Malta Under-19 side suffered a 4-0 defeat to Slovakia in the first match from Group 9 of the UEFA Under-19 Championship mini-tournament which is currently being held in Slovenia.
Michal Kamen?ík put Slovakia ahead four mintues from the end of the first half and one minute in added time, Tomaš Mikini? doubled the score. Captain Michal Škvarka scored the third goal seventeen minutes in the second half and Martin Vrablec sealed the issue with a fourth goal on the 90th.
Malta plays its second game on Saturday as Michael Molzahn’s side takes on the Netherlands at the Sportni Park in Lendava
SLOVAKIA Patrik Le Giang, Jakub Bartek, Martin Vrablec, Michal Janec, Ivan Schranz, Tomaš Mikini? (68′ Juraj Pilát), Michal Škvarka, Erik Ujlaky (83′ Michal Vilkovsky), Peter Štefa?ák (64′ Patrik Jacko), Ivan Hladik, Michal Kamen?ík.
MALTA Jean Matthias Vella, Dylan Sammut (66′ Christian Grech), Keith Fedele, Sacha Borg, Steven Pisani (71′ Christian Vassallo), Jean Paul Farrugia, Zach Muscat (85′ Quincy Bregman), Bjorn Kristensen, James Paris, Matthew Tabone, Clyde Borg.
Referee: Boško Jovaneti? (SRB)
Assistant referees: Sr?an Milutinovi? (SRB), Robert Vukan (SVN)
Fourth official: Bojan Mertik (SVN)