Under-19 side places third in group after beating Lithuania

Malta placed third in Group 6 of the UEFA Under-19 Championship qualifying after beating Lithuania 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.

A win which puts Malta on the four-point mark, three behind group winners France and just one behind runners-up Belgium. Lithuania finished at the bottom of the table without any points.

Benas Anisas put Lithuania ahead on the 12th minute but seven minutes in the second half, Alexander Satariano levelled matters. Marcus Grima notched the winner on the 65th minute.

France made sure of winning the tournament thanks to a 2-2 draw with Belgium. Goduine Koyalipou gave them the lead on the 8th minute but two minutes later, Matias Lloci equalised and a Loïs Openda penalty five minutes from the end of the first half put Belgium 2-1 ahead. However Wilson Isidor restored equilibrium on the 76th minute.

MALTA Amara Sylla, Alexander Satariano (90′ Matthew Portelli), Dejan Debono, Shaun Dimech, Ayrton Attard, Marcus Grima, Paul Mbong (77′ Clyde Bouvet), Zak Grech, Christian Gauci, Adam Magri Overand, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli (88′ Andrei Spiteri).

LITHUANIA Tomas Čepulis, Ernestas Mockus, Gustas Graziunas (61′ Deividas Raulinaitis), Matas Ramanauskas, Justinas Marazas, Artūr Dolžnikov (46′ Matas Vareika), Karolis Uzėla (69′ Tomas Kalinauskas), Edgaras Utkus, Arnas Paura, Benas Anisas (46′ Darius Zubauskas), Neilas Urba.

Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)
Assistant referees: Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM), Goran Perica (CRO)
Fourth official: Duje Strukan (CRO)