Italian Serie B side Padova won the Eurosport Malta Christmas Cup after defeating Birkirkara and Hamrun Spartans in a triangular tournament which was held on Sunday.
Hamrun won the first game against Birkirkara, beating them 1-0 thanks to a goal by Ryan Fenech. The losers of the first game, Birkirkara, were then due to meet Padova with the Italian side emerging as winners by two goals to nil. Di Nardo and El Shaarawy scored for Padova.
The third and final match was thefore decisive with Padova beating Hamrun Spartans 1-0 thanks to a goal by Vantaggiato.