Malta Football Association
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Group winners Poland prove too strong for Malta
Feb 1, 2020
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UEFA FUTSAL EURO TOURNAMENT (GROUP C) – 01/02/2020

 

MALTA 0
POLAND 11

 

In their last match of the UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 Group C Tournament, Malta found the going very tough against leaders and group winners Poland who prevailed 11-0 at the National Sport School.
 


As expected, Poland proved too strong for the Maltese side who were coming from a positive 1-1 draw against Greece on Thursday – Malta’s first ever point in futsal qualifiers. The home team tried hard to keep their opponents at bay but found it difficult to cope with Poland’s slick passing and aggressive pressing.

 

Thanks to this win, Poland concluded their commitments with a maximum nine points, followed by Greece on four points after the latter had edged Sweden 4-3 in Saturday’s opening game.

 

Nevertheless, the progress shown by the Malta futsal team during this tournament should help to inject more enthusiasm into the game.

 

Four minutes on the clock and Poland broke the deadlock with a low drive into the bottom corner from Sebastian Leszczak. Two minutes later, Zastawnik fed Michal Marek who scored with a delightful tap-in.

 

Robert Gladczak took advantage of some erratic play by Malta to increase Poland’s lead. The score became 4-0 when Dominik Solecki drove a long-distance shot into the unguarded Malta goal as keeper Vella was helping his team-mates with one of his typical forward runs.

 

Ninety seconds before the break, Marek scored his second as Poland raced into a 5-0 lead. Tomasz Lutecki scored two in quick succession at the start of the second half with Poland driving home their superiority with goals from Adam Wedzony, who netted twice, Leszczac and Gladczak, with a superb first-time volley .

 

MALTA STARTING FIVE
Stefan Vella, Carl Azzopardi, Giancarlo Sammut, Andy Mangion, Marwan Telissi.

 

SUBSTITUTES
Clint Mifsud, Karl Sciortino, Dylan Musu, Jovica Milijic, George Frendo, Melvin Borg, Mark Zammit, Firas Aboulezz, Andrè Ciancio.

 

POLAND STARTING FIVE
Michal Kaluza, Piotr Lopuch, Mikolaj Zastawnik, Tomasz Kriezel, Tomasx Lutecki.

 

SUBSTITUTES
Bartlomiej Nawrat, Adam Wedzony, Robert Gladczak, Dominik Solecki, Sebastian Leszczak, Krzysztof Elsner, Michal Marek, Sebastian Wojciechowski.

 

REFEREES
Balasz Farkas (HUN), Veljko Boskovic (MNE), Ales Mocnik Peric (SVN).

 

FINAL STANDINGS
Poland 9 points; Greece 4; Sweden 3; Malta 1.

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