The Powerade Tournament, organised by Hamrun Spartans, kicked-off on Friday with the first two matches at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
In the first match, Tarxien Rainbows defeated Balzan 2-1. Anderson Francisco de Barros put Balzan ahead but Tarxien turned the score in their favour thanks to goals by Rogélio Antonio Van Horn Ávila and Alex Nilsson.
On the other hand, Hamrun Spartans and Gzira United shared the spoils in a clash between the two newly-promoted sides. Following a goalless first half, Jake Grech put the Spartans ahead but Moises Avila Perez equalised for the Maroons.
The tournament continues on Monday 25th July as Tarxien Rainbows face Gzira United at 18:30 and Hamrun Spartans host Balzan at 20:30.