A goal in stoppage time handed Luxembourg a 1-0 win over Malta in an Under-19 international friendly match at the Stade Communal in Mondercange on Thursday.
Led by coach Winston Muscat, the Maltese youngsters held their own for long stretches but Luxembourg scored a last-gasp winner from a direct free-kick, taken by substitute Peter Remi Jonathans. Only a few minutes earlier, Luxembourg had been denied by Malta goalkeeper Christopher Farrugia who saved a penalty.
On Tuesday, the Malta Under-19 side had defeated Luxembourg in another friendly match 1-0 thanks to a Mattia Veselji penalty. These warm-up games are part of the team’s preparations for their UEFA Under-19 Championship commitments. Between November 13 and 19, the Malta U-19 team will face hosts Italy, Cyprus and Slovakia in the Group 6 qualifiers.
LUXEMBOURG Tom Keup, Hugo Domingos, Stevan Popovic, Ian Santos Fialho, Edin Osmanovic, Tiago Semedo Monteiro, Lucas Correia, Hardahl Magnus Hansen, Dany Almeida Camilo, Yann Hoffmann, Tun Held.
MALTA Christopher Farrugia, Andreas Vella, Glenn Attard, Christian Gauci, Jake Engerer, Bradley Sciberras, Jake Ghio, Alexander Satariano, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli, Karl Mohnani, Ryan Tonna.