Watch the Highlights, Mifsud & Co inspires Valletta to Super Cup success

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 7:45

by Joshua Cacciattolo

On song Michael Mifsud scored one goal and masterminded another as champions Valletta FC defeated FA Trophy holders Hibernians FC 3-1 in the Maltese Super Cup.

Having scored six in the Champions League rounds Malta captain Mifsud was simply irresistible. He broke the deadlock on the 24 minute and converted a stunning assist to Leandro Almeida to double the score as minutes later, on the 34 minute the returning Dyson Falzon sealed the issue. Hibernians made the score respectable as Brazilian Jackson Lima reduce the gap with a stunning strike.

It sealed Valletta’s tenth triumph in the Maltese season curtain-raiser, which bodes well ahead of Premier League opener.

Valletta coach Mark Miller formerly Hibernians coach, opted for an offensive 4-3-3 formation as Leandro Da Silva Almeida and Ryan Fenech support centre striker Michael Mifsud. The nippy striker is on top form after he nets six goals in 4 Champions League matches. Valletta are without Brazilian Rocha Dos Santos and Jonathan Caruana as they nursing injuries.

Hibernians mentor Michael Woods opted for a caution 4-5-1 formation as former John Nwoba was drag in the first eleven after he sign a contract this morning alongside Anderson Mendes Ribiero. The Maltese Cup winners are without Jonathan Pearson and Jean Paul Farrugia as both are recovery from slight injuries. Long server Aaron Xuereb is no longer in Hibernians plans.

First Half

12 min: Ryan Fenech’s powerful long range shot was off target.

16min: New signing John Nwoba’s shot was saved by new recruit Manuel Bartolo.

24min: In form striker Michael Mifsud continue his rich form as his powerful drive beaten helpless Mario Muscat to gave the Citizens a deserved lead.

31min: What a goal, what a striker his Michael Mifsud!!!!! Valletta increase the lead as Michael Mifsud collect the ball in a half pitch and with a stunning solo run he passed the ball to Almeida who gave no chance to Mario Muscat.

35min: Another goal, Valletta versatile Dyson Falzon gave a perfect cushion for the champions as he lobbed the ball on Mario Muscat inside the penalty area.

45min: Jackson Lime trademark strike gave no chance to Manuel Bartolo.

Second Half

47min: Steve Pisani was immediately in action as his shot was turn to a corner by Bartolo.

51min: Andrew Cohen  free kick was again turn to a corner.

58min: Mario Muscat kept Hibernians in the game as he saved twice on Michael Mifsud’s shots.

Valletta: M.Bartolo, R.Briffa, I.Azzopardi, S.Borg, R.B.Da Barreto (E,Agius 83min), J.Da Silva, W.Barbosa, M.Mifsud, L.Da Silva Almeida (I.Zammit 83min), D.Falzon, R.Fenech

Hibernians: M.Muscat, A.Pulis (S.Pisani 46min), R.Camilleri, R.Soares, M.Dias (A.Ribiero 72min), A.Cohen, B.Kristensen, E.Herrera, J.L.Vandelannoite, J.Di Lima, J.Nwoba

Referee: Paul Caruana

Scores: M.Mifsud, L.Almeida, D.Falzon (V) J.Lima Sequeira (H)

Yellow Cards: M.Dias (H)I.Azzopardi (V)

Attendance: 1900





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