The Malta Under-21 side suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to Luxembourg in a friendly match in Kehlen on Thursday.
The hosts took the lead on the 10th minute and mid-way through the first half doubled the score thanks to a penalty after Jean Borg was sent off.
In the second half, Luxembourg continued where they had left and added another three goals to register a comfortable win.
Malta will be in action on Monday against Belgium at the Stadion Den Dreef in Louvain in the first match from Group 6 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifiers.
MALTA Philip Schranz (46′ Jake Galea), Jean Borg, Juan Corbalan (46′ Jake Grech), Jurgen Degabriele (46′ Dunstan Vella), Matthew Guillaumier (80′ Nikolai Muscat), Joseph Mbong (65′ Aidan Friggieri), Karl Micallef, Kyrian Nwoko (73′ Michele Sansone), Zachary Scerri, Kurt Zammit, Myles Beerman (65′ Jurgen Suda).