Malta lost 0-1 to Württembergischer FV in a match from Group 1 of the UEFA Regions Cup Intermediate Round which was played on Tuesday at the Centenary Stadium.
Benjamino Molinari scored the all-important goal for the German side five minutes from the end of the first half.
On Thursday, the Malta amateur side, led by coach Edwin Camilleri, takes on Greek side Fthiotida. Fthiotida lost 1-3 to Federación Gallega of Spain in another match on Tuesday.
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MALTA Julian Azzopardi, Alex Cini, Adrian Borg, George Gribbon, Jonathan Briscoe White (46′ Aaron Agius), Ronnie Celeste (57′ Kane Micallef), Julian Galea, Lyden Micallef, Andy Mangion (81′ Chris Pace), Bjorn Bondin, Josef Vassallo.
WURTTEMBERGISCHER Sven Burkhardt, Andreas Grimmer, Er Ferdi, Mark Mangold, Marlan Asch (83′ Jose Angel Macias), Martin Kleinschrodt, Manuel Grampes (73′ Antonio Tunjic), Benjamino Molinari (69′ Julian Schwarz), Alexander Hirning, Nico Nierichlo, Andrej Grejf.
Reeree: David Malcolm (NIR)