Thanks to two goals in the last twenty-two minutes, Gozo defeated Vaasa of Finland in the first match from Group 6 of the UEFA Regions Cup at the Gozo Stadium on Wednesday.
Thiago Melo dos Santos put Eddie Vella’s side ahead on 68 minutes and substitute Michael Bezzina doubled the score six minutes from time.
On Friday, Gozo take on Ankara of Turkey who managed to beat South Region of Russia 2-1 in another match on Wednesday. Volkan Solak and Samet Dagli put the Turkish side two goals ahead within the half-hour with Sergei Obemibesov scoring a consolation goal with a penalty in added time.
GOZO Mark Grima, Daniel Farrugia, Frank Camilleri, Daniel Micallef, Saviour Attard, Thiago Melo dos Santos, Claudio Antunes, Milos Stojanovic, Peter Buttigieg, John Camilleri, Rodney Buttigieg (83′ Michael Bezzina).
VAASA Rasmus Hakala, Arthur Lindholm, Tomi Paananen, Matti Heinämäki, Mikko Joensuu (70′ Sanjay Gonsalves), Ilari Antila, Riku Riihioja (82′ Janne Mäkinen), Mikko Inki, Lauri Karri, Daniel Geisor (79′ Veli-Pekka Kaikkonen), Nicolas Tuisku.
Referee: Nikola Popov (BUL)