Hosts Croatia were in a class of their own as they defeated Malta in a match from Group B3 of the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship qualifying round at the Stadion in Branko Čavlović-Čavlek in Karlovac on Monday.
Stela Veselji opened the score on the 25th and five minutes from the end of the first half, Marija Došen doubled the score with Mia Pestić making it 3-0 just before the end of the first half.
Four minutes in the second half, Došen scored Croatia’s fourth and Helena Lešić made it 5-0 on the 74th. Five minutes from time, Mia Pestić extended the lead further before Luana Vanjak and an own goal completed the rout in added time.
In another match on Monday, Luxembourg defeated Azerbaijan 1-0.
CROATIA Radolović, Lana Ciglević (68′ Magda Vrtarić), Stefani Tomić, Mia Pestić, Helena Lešić, Ivona Oto (68′ Luana Vanjak), Ana Grdiša (77′ Samantha Alić), Petra Bandula, Marija Došen, Lea Maričić (68′ Antonela Grgić), Stela Veseli (84′ Klara Žuljević).
MALTA Erika Muscat, Amber Galea (64′ Ilona Abela), Aisha Micallef, Francesca Bartolo, Ema Micallef (46′ Lisa Calleja), Lexine Farrugia (74′ Maia Gauci), Amelia Vassallo (89′ Nilayza Attard), Kaysia Micallef, Thea Ida Scicluna, Frendo, Suzanne Farrugia Sacco (46′ Nyorah Celeste).
Referee: Elena Gobjila MDA
Assistant referees: Ana Ciobotaru MDA, Melissa Lejear BEL
Fourth Official: Jana Van Laere BEL