Malta Football Association
First comeback win for Malta in a competitive match
Nov 15, 2020
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PHOTO: Domenic Aquilina/MFA
PHOTO: Domenic Aquilina/MFA

  • PHOTO: Domenic Aquilina/MFA
  • PHOTO: Joe Borg/MFA

1 – This is the first time Malta have turned defeat into victory in a competitive match. There were four other occasions in friendly matches where Malta hit back to win after conceding first – vs Tunisia (2-1 on 10.02.1988); vs Bosnia (2-1 on 27.01.1999) vs Liechtenstein (2-1 on 29.02.2012) and vs San Marino (3-2 on 14.08.2012).

4 – This is the fourth time Malta registered three consecutive wins.


4 – Malta levelled matters in the 56th minute through an own goal committed by Andorra’s Emili Garcia. This is the fourth (own goal) for Malta. The other three were Federico (Portugal), Andreas Kereszturi (Hungary) and David Alaba (Austria). 


6 – Malta coach Devis Mangia has equalled the record of six straight positive results, held by Sigfried Held. Both coaches recorded four wins and two draws.


43 – During the four encounters against Andorra, a total of 43 players were used by three different coaches (Josif Ilic, Sigfried Held and Devis Mangia) – they hailed from 13 different clubs.


90 – Valletta forward Shaun Dimech sealed Malta’s 3-1 UEFA Nations League victory against Andorra on Saturday. He became the 90th scorer for Malta and the 50th to score a goal for the national team.

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