Floriana FC 0 vs 1 Sliema Wanderers.
The first Old Firm Derby of the season 2018/19 goes Blues way, this was the second consecutive defeat for Floriana so far this season.
Floriana started well and starting attacking the Blues however on the sixteenth minute following a Greens corner, Sliema caught Floriana on a swift counter attack when Jefferson unleashed a powerful drive with the ball hitting a Floriana defender, off the rebound Mathias Muchardi found himself in an excellent position to slot the ball in the net to give Sliema the lead.
Before the break, Sliema could have increased the score from a Muchardi set piece, however the latter’s shot hit the woodwork.
After the break Floriana started to press Sliema, on the seventieth minute Juninho Cabral saw his powerful free kick parried away with difficulty from Sliema’s Galea, Sliema could have scored another two in the dying minutes however Jean Paul Farrugia missed a great opportunity with his shot ending hitting the post.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Matthew Grech, Patrick Wleh, Mohammed Saleh, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Ignacio Varela, Juninho Cabral, Clayton Failla, Alex Cini (69’ Jurgen Pisani), Arthur Oyama, Emerson Marcelina.
Subs not used: Ini Etim Akpan, Clyde Borg, Mattia Zarb, Bradley Sciberras, Dylan Grima, Jake Stenson.
Coach: JJ Aquilina
Asst. Coach: Nicolas Chiesa