FK Crvena Zvezda 3 vs 0 Floriana FC
Despite playing away and with ten men the boys in Green produced a good performance against a stronger side like FK Crvena Zvevda at the Rajko Mitic Stadium.
Making their debut for Floriana were James Baldacchino and Brazilian Arthur Henrique with Noel Nyason making his debut midway through the second half in the match. Floriana could have took the lead on the ninth minute when Ignacio Varela unleashed a pile driver from outside the area with his shot hitting the post. However on the fifth minute of added time before half time , FK Crvena Zvevda were awarded a penalty after Ruiz upended a FK Crvena Zvevda player, from the spot former Juventus player Richmond Boakye made no mistake to give FK Crvena Zvevda the lead.
Slavoljub Srnic increased the score for FK Crvena Zvezda when off a corner the Serbian defender headed past Haber to double the score. Richmond Boakye scored his double when off a corner by Miljas the Ghanian slotted behind Haber to score the third goal for the Serbian side.
Now the return leg will be played on the sixth of July , kick off time is scheduled to be at 20:30.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Justin Haber, James Baldacchino, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Ignacio Varela (66’ Juninho Cabral), Sebastian Nayar, Maurizio Vella, Arthur Henrique, Nicolas Chiesa (46’ Noel Nyason), Mario Fontanella (61’ Clyde Borg).