Denmark prove too strong for women’s national team

The Malta women’s national team suffered a heavy 8-0 defeat to Denmark at the Viborg Stadion in Viborg in a match from Group B of the UEFA Women’s EURO qualifying round on Thursday.

As expected, the game turned out to be a very difficult one for Mark Gatt’s side against a team which is currently ranked 15th in the FIFA Women’s World Ranking.

Sanne Troelsgaard opened the score after just five minutes and Pernille Harder doubled the score on the 19th. Nine minutes later, Rikke Laentver Sevecke made it 3-0 with Troelsgaard scored a fourth goal two minutes in added time.

Thirteen minutes in the second half, substitute Stine Larsen scored the fifth goal for the hosts and another substitute Mille Gejl added another on the 75th. Nicoline Sorensen scored the seventh goal on the 86th and Larsen added another two minutes in added time.

DENMARK Katrine Louise Abel, Emma Snerle (61′ Nanna Christiansen), Rikke Laentver Sevecke, Sanne Troelsgaard, Pernille Harder (46′ Stine Larsen), Katrine Veje, Nicoline Sorensen, Sara Thrige Andersen, Stine Ballisager Pedersen, Sofie Svava (68′ Mille Gejl)

MALTA Janice Xuereb, Ann-Marie Said, Stephania Farrugia, Dorianne Theuma, Rachel Cuschieri (75′ Ylenia Carabott), Maria Farrugia (56′ Emma Xuereb), Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Brenda Borg, Nicole Sciberras, Jasmine Vella Turner (56′ Alishia Sultana).

Referee: Angelika Soeder (GER)