BOV Premier League | Tarxien Rainbows 0 – Valletta 7

Valletta’s impressive form continued as they thrashed Tarxien 7-0.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Valletta forged ahead after five minutes. Steve Borg delivered a long ball towards Bojan Kaljevic. The Monetengrin striker turned past his marker and fired the ball inside the net.

The Citizens doubled their advantage on the 13th minute. Daniel Zerafa failed to clear his marks with the ball falling for Mario Fontanella and the latter finished home.

Matteo Picciolo added another for Valletta on the 25th minute. Ibrahim Saleh's shot was deflected into the path of the Italian who placed the ball past Andrea Cassar.

Valletta scored the fourth goal on the 34th minute. Saleh went round two difenders and blasted the ball inside the net.

The score became 5-0 on the 41st minute. Fontanella made the most out of a defensive mistake by Tarxien’s defenders and fired home.

Valletta scored again on the 58th minute. Saleh was brought down inside the penalty area by Andre` Scicluna and the referee pointed towards the spot. Kaljevic stepped up and converted.

Fontanella completed his hat-trick on the 70th minute. Zied Soussi’s cross was met by the Italian forward who slotted the ball inside the net once more.

Tarxien Rainbows starting line-up: Andrea Cassar, Marco Botta, Jens Wemmer, Daniel Zerafa, Michele Paolucci, Andrew Agius, Andre` Scicluna, Stefan Rodavanovic, Anderson De Barros, Ricardo Silva Faria, Jacson de Paixao Neponuceno

Valletta starting line-up: Henry Bonello, Jonathan Caruana, Steve Borg, Santiago Malano, Matteo Picciolo, Jean Borg, Enmy Manuel Pena Beltre, Ibrahim Saleh, Rowen Muscat, Bojan Kaljevic, Mario Fontanella

BOV Player of the Match: Matteo Picciolo (Valletta)

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