Hibernians defeat Birkirkara to win the BOV Super Cup

BOV Premier League champions comeback from behind to defeat Birkirkara 2-1 to win their third BOV Super Cup in the club’s history.

Hibernians celebrate their BOV Super Cup victory
Hibernians celebrate their BOV Super Cup victory

Birkirkara managed to take the lead as early as the 12th minute. Fabrizio Miccoli’s corner hit the woodwork before going into the net.

Hibernians managed to equalise on the 31st minute. Off a corner kick by Clayton Failla, Birkirkara’s Zach Muscat tried to clear the ball but unfortunately for his team, put the ball past his own goalkeeper Justin Haber to make the score 1-1.

Hibernians gained more confidence and they took the lead on the 42nd minute. Off a freekick by Clayton Failla, the Hibernian players rose high to head the ball in goal, but the ball hit a Birkirkara defender and made its way into goal.

Hibernians continued to press Birkirkara in the second half while Birkirkara’s Miccoli had a great chance to equalise near the end of the match when his freekick went just over the bar.

HIBERNIANS Jurgen Borg, Rui da Gracia Gomes, Jackson di Lima Siqueira, Rodolfo Soares, Marcelo Dias (77′ Jorge Santos Silva), Andrew Cohen (78′ Johann Bezzina), Bjorn Kristensen, Clayton Failla, Andrei Agius, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro (90′ Jonathan Pearson), Jorge da Silva Ribeiro.

Subs not used: Rudy Briffa, Jurgen Degabriele, Dunstan Vella, Joseph Mbong.

Coach: Branko Nisevic

BIRKIRKARA Justin Haber, Joseph Zerafa, Zach Muscat (90′ Terence Vella), Nikola Vukanac, Mauricio Matias Latini Mazzetti, Paul Fenech, Rowen Muscat (76′ Juan Quero Barasso), Ryan Camenzuli (64′ Edin Murga), Marcelina Emerson, Fabrizio Miccoli, Vito Plut.

Subs not used: Ini Etim Akpan, Cain Attard, Edmond Agius, Gareth Sciberras.

Coach: Giovanni Tedesco

Referee: Marco Borg

Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Sammy Attard

Additional Assistant Referees: Alan Mario Sant, Trustin Farrugia Cann

Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit

Yellow Cards: Failla, Mazzetti, Cohen, Gilmar, Vukanac

Scorers: 12′ Fabrizio Miccoli, 31′ own goal Zach Muscat, 41′ own goal Mauricio Mazzetti

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