The women’s national team defeated the United Arab Emirates 4-0 in a second friendly match at the Centenary Stadium on Sunday.
Shona Zammit took just two minutes to put Malta ahead by concluding a solo effort with a shot which beat the UAE goalkeeper. Rachel Cuschieri doubled the score on the 27th with a diagonal shot from inside the area. Six minutes later, Zammit received the ball off a short clearance and controlled the ball before hitting past Almazrooei.
Six minutes in the second half, Malta scored the fourth goal when a Rachel Cuschieri corner hit the crossbar and off the rebound, Gabriella Zahra headed home.
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MALTA Jodie Attard (79′ Maria Xuereb), Gabriella Zahra, Kim Parnis (72′ Andrea Faye Zammit Cutajar), Stephania Farrugia, Dorianne Theuma, Rachel Cuschieri (65′ Raina Giusti), Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Charlene Zammit (46′ Emma Xuereb), Yasmeen Vella (46′ Mandy Debono), Alishia Sultana (46′ Megan Jones)
UAE Noura Almazrooei, Shamma Almansoori, Oshba Almansoori, Nehal Abdelaziz, Naeema Juma, Salha Rashid, Afra Almheiri (46′ Amal Aal Rabeea), Nouf Aladwan, Alanoud Aladwan, Areej Alhammadi (90′ Alreem Al Baloshi), Rawan Alhammadi.
Referee: Graziella Pirriatore (ITA)