Birkirkara and Rabat Ajax registered wins in the first games from Group A of the AME Cup which kicked-off on Sunday at the Luxol Stadium.
In the first game, goals by Diego Marcelo Ortega and Mathias Muchardi on 14 and 17 minutes gave the Blues a two-goal lead.
However the Stripes had other ideas and by the end of the first half, they levelled matters thanks to goals by Joselito dos Reis on 18 minutes and Jhonnattann Da Conceicao on 8 and 25 minutes. Jhonnattan scored again five minutes in the second half for Birkirkara and Rodrigo Pereira sealed the issue with a fourth goal on 58 minutes.
In another match, newly-promoted Rabat Ajax defeatded Qormi 2-0.
Ton-Ander Alexanco Salcedo put the Magpies ahead on the 11th and Manuel Moral Fuster doubled the score on 72 minutes.
On Thursday, Qormi take on birkirkara at 18:30 while Rabat Aja face Sliema Wanderers at 20:30.
Meanwhile in Group B on Monday, Mosta take on Hamrun Spartans at 18:30 while Balzan face Tarxien Rainbows at 20:30.