Futsal: Sliema’s Ribic stole the show, Swieqi high up with style

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


In a very hard fought encounter, Sliema came over Mqabba winning 5-3.
The Wanderers started dictating the game but Mqabba’s reaction put them back into the game. Mqabba opened the score, when Borja Lopez Fernandez received the ball from a corner and netted his first goal of the match for Mqabba.
Aleksander Ribic who was left alone in the penalty area, leveled the matters with a power-shot from a short distance. Sliema had another scoring opportunity from a free kick outside the penalty area, which went up high.
Mqabba missed to score a kick from the second penalty spot when Etienne Rodo hit the post. Mqabba had another kick from the second penalty spot scored from Borja Lopez Fernandez.
In the second half Sliema took over and Ribic scored three more goals and missed a kick from the second penalty spot.
Two minutes from the end, Miguel Alcaraz reduced the arrears for Mqabba.
In the last minute Ribic missed another kick from the second penalty spot, which was well saved by goalkeeper Schembri.
In the remainig sixteen seconds Frankie Xerri scored Sliema’s final goal again from a kick from the second penalty spot.

In the second match of the day Swieqi had another stunning performance, resulting in another important win against Msida.
After 15 minutes of play, Gabor Balan opened the score for Swieqi from a direct free kick.
Diego Gomes de Mello doubled the score from the kick from the second penalty spot.
Msida reduced the score through Ryan Xuereb’s goal. Swieqi were immediately given a foul and Boicho Marev was denied from the goalkeeper from the second penalty spot.
In the beginning of the second half, Herbert Spiteri leveled the matters.
Msida were awarded a penalty, taken by Paulo Mendes da Silva and well saved by Swieqi’s goalkeeper Keith Cassar Jackson.
Omar Toutoungi put again Swieqi on the lead. Few minutes later, Msida lost the chance to level again the matters, when Matthew Dingli was denied by the woodwork.
Diego Gomez de Mello scored another goal for Swieqi and for the last five minutes Msida opted for Matthew Dingli as their fying keeper.
In the dying minutes Boicho Marev caught Dingli out of place and scored into an empty net. The same Marev came face to face with the goalkeeper and put the ball at the back of the net, sealing the end result of 6-2.