Futsal: Luxol shine in direct clash

Luxol prevailed in the top clash of the week of the Gatorade Futsal League after seeing off Hamrun Tre Angeli 4-0. It was a commanding performance by the St Andrews outfit who annihilated their opponents as they managed to score four goals.

Emil Andrei Raducu was inspirational for Luxol as he netted a brace while Carl Azzopardi and Zvezdan Vukovic increased the tally for their side.

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Valletta emulated their nearest rivals as they routed Safi San Lorenzo 14-4. The champions dominated the match and had their prolific scorer Raphinha helping himself with six goals as Xavier Saliba netted a poker and Denis di Maio struck a hat-trick. Dylan Musu also put his name on the score sheet for the Lilywhites who now face a difficult match against Hamrun. Clive Calleja, Franklin Seisun, Sean Vella and Terrence Cachia scored Safi’s goals.

Swieqi United had the better of Sliema Wanderers, beating them 11-1. Nikola Farrugia’s boys dominated possession for long stretches and had their talisman player Boicho Marev in fine form as he struck a poker. Jason Gauci netted a brace while Timothy Gingell, Andre Ciancio, Fredrick Johansson, Christian Wismayer and Redeemer Borg completed the score for Swieqi. Paul Bugeja scored Sliema’s consolation goal.

Eslam Khalifa was in fine form as he netted five goals to help Mriehel ESS register their second win on the run after they seeing off Swieqi U21 13-4.

Meanwhile Qrendi and Qormi registered their third victories of the season after seeing off Tarxien JMI 9-6 and Zurrieq Wolves 7-4 respectively.

On the other hand, University of Malta returned to winning ways after beating Marsascala Construct Furniture 7-4.

Luxol, Valletta 18; Swieqi 15; Hamrun Tre Angeli 12; Msida, Qormi Futsal, Qrendi 9; Safi San Lorenzo, Marsascala Construct Furniture, UOM, Mriehel ESS 6; Sliema,
Swieqi U21, Tarxien JMI, Zurrieq Wolves 0.