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Valletta FC Futsal’s Qualification to the UEFA Futsal Champions League Main Round

Posted By Sportinmalta On September 3, 2018 @ 4:08 pm In Featured,Futsal | No Comments

For the second consecutive year, a Maltese futsal team managed to qualify to the UEFA Futsal Champions League Main Round. After last year’s Luxol’s qualification, it is now time for Valletta FC Futsal to be praised from the Maltese futsal community. After winning their first two matches against Cosmos (Estonia) and Futsamba Naas (Ireland), yesterday Valletta won the group by winning 8-5 against hosts Veles (Macedonia).

Veles broke the deadlock after eight minutes and a half through Igor Stojkovski. Valletta went for half time leading 2-1, with a quick brace by Camilo Gomez on the 16th and the 17th minute.

Valletta started the second half with two more goals in the first two minutes, through Yerai Hernandez Gutierrez and Murtaz Kakabadze. On the 25th minute Zoran Leveski reduced the arrears for Veles and immediately Denis Di Maio made it 5-2 for Valletta. A few seconds later Darko Rangotov scored the third goal for the Macedonians.

With only five minutes left of play, Zoran Leveski scored again for Veles and narrowed the gap to 5-4. With nothing to lose, Veles took the risk by playing with the flying keeper. Seeing this risky move, Valletta grasped the opportunity and scored another goal, a third one for Camilo Gomez, who made it 6-4.

The last period of the game was still undecided as Aleksander Gligorov scored from a first timer shot from half court. Valletta’s goalkeeper Tornike Bukja made it 7-5 by scoring from side to side of the court. With only ten seconds left, Yerai Hernandez Gutierrez sealed Valletta’s win and qualification with the end result of 8-5.


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