Santa Lucia defeated Gzira United 1-0 after extra-time in the quarter-finals of the Izibet FA Trophy at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Monday.
For Santa Lucia, who had defeated Sirens 4-1 and St. Andrews 2-1 in the previous two rounds. a clash with Valletta awaits them in the semi-finals.
The score was still 0-0 at the end of the ninety minutes and therefore the match went into extra-time with Lorenzo Yael Soares Fonseca notching the winner thirteen minutes in the first half of extra-time when off an Alan da Silva Souza freekick, the Dutch defender headed home.
GZIRA Darijan Zarkov, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz, Marko Kosic, Luke Tabone (106’ Matthew Robert Gauci), Nikolai Muscat, Zachary Scerri (115’ Ricardo Correa), Toni Kolega, Yuri Messias, Clive Gauci (106’ Jean Paul Attard), Antonio Pavic (19’ Nevin Portelli), Jefferson de Assis.
SANTA LUCIA Justin Haber, Andre Prates, Jurgen Pisani, Nicholas Pulis, Gianmarco Conti, Vito Plut (120’ Emerson Camilleri), Meghon Valpoort, Victor Luis Prestes Filho, Jamie Zerafa (94’ Alan da Silva Souza), Dexter Xuereb, Lorenzo Yoel Soares Fonseca.
Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Slobodan Petrovic
Photo: Copyright Andrew Grima