Birkirkara win in style – Update on Lovizon’s condition

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 3:00

Birkirkara got the best possible start to the new season when they beat Sliema Wanderers 4-1 this evening. It was a bittersweet victory for the stripes. Goalkeeper Lovizon fractured his hand after a collision with Miguel Ciantar. Sliema opened the score with a powerful strike from Jackson Lima. Birkirkara managed to change the game with  three goals in the first half, thanks to a brace from Michael Galea and debutant Terence Vella. In the second half Sliema played the last few minutes with ten men  after John Mintoff was sent off for a professional foul. There was still time for Emiliano Lattes to score the fourth goal for a deserved win

First Half

5 min Goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo replaces Ezequiel Lovizon. Bad news for Birkirkara, the Brazilian goalkeeper was taken by the ambulance with a fractured hand.

An ambulance was called for Birkirkara's keeper Lovizon

An ambulance was called for Birkirkara's keeper Lovizon

12 min Debutant Jackson Lima opens the score for the blues with a powerful left side shot beating Bartolo

28 min Captain Michael Galea converts a penalty to make it 1-1 after Sliema’s central defender Suare handled the ball in the box.

36 min Michael Galea just taps in to make it 2-1 after Victor Szentpeteri just saved on Emillano Lates free-kick.

45min Terence Vella conludes in the back of the net from Lattes low cross 3-1.

Second Half

72 min Terence Vella misses a sitter in front of Viktor Szentpeteri.

86 min John Mintoff shown straight red car for a professional foul.

90min Emilano Lattes rounds off a great performance with a well taken shot in the back of the net for 4-1.

Sliema W. 1 Birkirkara4 (Jackson Lima 12 min, Michael Galea 28 min pen, 36 min, Terence Vella 45min, Emiliano Lattes 90 min)

Sliema W. V.Szentpeteri, J.Mifsud, S.Souare, M.Scerri, M.Ciantar (N.Turner 70 min), C.G.Baldacchino, J.Lima O.Obiefule, J.Mintoff, B.Muscat (J.Paris 61min), C.Failla

B’Kara E.Lovizon (M.Bartolo 6min), S.Zahra, R.Harding, R.Muscat, A.Decesare, T.Vella (R.Scicluna 84min), T.Cilia (T.Paris 80min), E.Lattes, J.Zerafa, M.Galea, A.Buhagiar

Man of the Match Trevor Cilia

Referee Marco Borg

Update on Lovizon’s condition can confirm that Birkirkara’s goalkeeper Lovizon will undergo surgery at 4pm today at the St. James Capua Hospital in Sliema. He was accompanied to the Mater Dei Hospital yesterday immediately after the accident at the National Stadium but he was not admitted until very late in the night since the Emergency Department was very busy. It is believed that Lovizon will be out for two months.


  1. OMG says:

    @Johhny Ijja Mela Naqa Affeg Fis-Super Cup …. Jew Ax Tajdu Barrani Bilfors Ikun Tajjeb Ajdli Il-Maltin Ma Jezistux Endikun


  2. Johnny says:

    Hasra. Ha nitilfu almenu xahrejn cans li naraw barrani tajjeb jilghab fil kampjonat Malti. Mill loghob li rajna kemm fl Ewropa u fis Super Cup deher li hu player ta livell gholi. Good luck and good luck to his replacement ukoll.


  3. Massimo says:

    Get Well Soon Lovizon…

    u good luck manuel Bartolo

    Proset ukoll lit-team kollu karkariz ghall-wirja stupenda ta nhar it-tnejn


  4. LOUIS AGIUS says:

    Get Well Soon Lovison…!! 


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