The Malta Under-19 side lost its second game from the UEFA Under-19 Championship Group 13 qualifying round mini-tournament, losing 4-0 to Ukraine at the Rubin Stadium in Kazan, Russia.
Artur Miranyan put Ukraine ahead on the half-hour. Artem Radchenko doubled the score on the 61st minute and added another seven minutes later. Ihor Kharatin sealed the issue with a fourth goal seven minutes from time.
Malta plays the third and final match against Estonia on Tuesday. Estonia lost 1-3 to Ukraine and 1-5 to Russia in the first two matches.
MALTA Philip Schranz, Timothy Tabone Desira, Neil Chetcuti (90′ Clyde Cumbo), Dion Fava, Karl Micallef, Kyle Cesare, Kurt Zammit, Godwin Mckay, Llywelyn Cremona, Jurgen Degabriele (86′ Ayrton Azzopardi), Ryan Spiteri (59′ Jurgen Debono).