Floriana were eliminated from the UEFA Europa Conference League after losing 1-0 to Petrocub-Hincesti of Moldova in the second leg of the first qualifying round at the Stadionul Zimbru in Chisinau on Thursday.
Therefore following the goalless draw in the first leg, Petrocub-Hincesti move on to the second qualifying round where they will be facing either KF Laçi of Albania or Iskra Danilovgrad of Montenegro.
Following the first leg, coach Gianluca Atzori handed a start to James Scicluna and Lorenzo Trillo.
Petrocub scored the all-important goal on the 26 minute when goalkeeper Georgi Kitanov saved partially a Sandu effort from the left and Iaser Turcan placed the ball at the back of the net.
PETROCUB Cristian Avram, Victor Mudrac, Iaser Turcan (90+2’ Artem Federov), Vladimir Ambros (74’ Corneliu Cotogoi), Sergiu Platica, Victor Bogaciuc, Iaon-Calin Revenco, Ion Jardan, Constantin Sandu, Marius Iosipoi (90+3’ Maxim Potirniche), Maxim Cojocaru (83’ Alexandru Bejan).
FLORIANA Georgi Kitanov, Christian Rutjens, Oualid El Hasni, Kemar Reid, Ulises Arias (86’ Carlo Zammit Lonardelli), James Scicluna (46’ Andrei Ciolacu), Matias Garcia (67’ Mattia Veselji), Lorenzo Trillo (67’ Adam Magri Overend), Emiliano Callegari Torre, Jan Busuttil, Alejandro Garzia (80’ Augusto Rene Caseres).
Referee: Artyom Kuchin KAZ
Assistant Referees: Yuriy Tikhonyuk, Samat Tergeussizov KAZ
Fourth Official: Aidan Tassybayev KAZ