Valletta and Luxol set for the Knock Out Final

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:25

Valletta and Luxol ticketed a seat for the Knock Out Final to be held on Friday 26th April at the Corradino Sport Pavillion and kicks off at 20:15.

In the first semi final, Valletta had to struggle to win 5-3 against Birkirkara. After 10 minutes play, Valletta had a double advantage through Rafael Medeiros Rodrigues and Shawn Vella. Birkirkara’s Faisal Alnakuoo scored and reduced the gap just 13 seconds from the end of the first half.

In the third minute of the second half, Valletta added another one thanks to Dylan Musu. Birkirkara didn’t give up and levelled the matters with goals scored by Alan Galea and Gary Inguanez. In the final minutes Valletta took again control of the match and scored another two goals from Camilo Andres Vanegas Gomez and Melvin Borg.

The other semi final was quite a one sided game as Luxol passed 9-0 against Pietà Hotspurs. In the 4th minute George Frendo was fouled in the penalty area and the same Frendo opened the score from the penalty shot. Six minutes later Frendo had his second personal goal from a fierce shot near the touch line. Luxol added more goals through Zvezdan Vukovic, Chris Cardona, Aidan Micallef, Maicon Silva Gaiewski’s brace and two own goals by Christian Wismayer and Paul Scerri.

In the meantime in the MFA Futsal League Elite Round, Valletta consolidated their joint leadership with Luxol after winning 3-1 against Swieqi United. Valletta’s Mohamed Lamari managed to score twice together with Camilo Andres Vanegas Gomes’ goal. On the other hand Shaun Deguara scored the sole goal for Swieqi United.

Joint leaders Luxol vamped up against Tarxien Rainbows who were leading 1-0 in the first half. After the first quarter Jose Maria Aguilera scored for the Rainbows. Luxol scored their six winning goals with Maicon Silva Gaiewski’s hat-trick, Zvezdan Vukovic’s brace and Leanderson Coriolando Sant’Anna’s goal.

The University of Malta Students had to break their positive series after losing 7-3 against Birkirkara. Birkirkirkara had braces by Everton Da Silva Santos, Faisal Alnakuoo and Victor Castro Pedrosa together with Rennie Tanti’s goal. Aidan Caruana, Ivan Jovanović and Lee Grech found the net for the Universitarians.

In the First Division, Swieqi United U21 had their best as they won 8-4 against Pietá Hotspurs.

Standings Elite

Valletta & Luxol 51; Birkirkara & Swieqi United 31; University of Malta 18; Tarxien Rainbows 15

Standings First Division

Pietà Hotspurs 19; Luxol U19 13; Swieqi United U21 12; UM Futsal Academy 3

Coming fixtures:

Thursday 21st March

Elite Round

Birkirkara vs Tarxien Rainbows (Corradino Sport Pavillion at 20:15)

University of Malta vs Swieqi United (Corradino Sport Pavillion at 22:00)

Friday 22nd March

Elite Round

Valletta vs Luxol (Corradino Sport Pavillion at 20:15)

First Division

UM Futsal Academy vs Pietà Hotspurs (National Sport School Pavillion at 20:45)

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