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Kitoko sees off Malta

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET
Malta 0-1 Belgium
Ritchie Kitoko's goal saw Belgium open their Group 8 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a win.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Malta
Kitoko sees off Malta
Belgium U21s celebrate Ritchie Kitoko's (No2) winner in Malta ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET

Kitoko sees off Malta

Malta 0-1 Belgium
Ritchie Kitoko's goal saw Belgium open their Group 8 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a win.

A solitary strike from Ritchie Kitoko was enough for Belgium to open their 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a win against a Malta side that ended the Group 8 game with ten men.

Deserved lead
Malta looked bereft of ideas for much of the match and could have few complaints at falling behind on 33 minutes. A defensive lapse in the home defence allowed Kitoko to pounce and pave the way for a dominant display from Belgium. Influential captain Tyron Farrugia did help to drag Malta back into the game, but late chances for substitute Benjamin Camilleri fell by the wayside and the visitors held on for all three points.

Baldacchino dismissed
Clifford Gatt Baldacchino was shown a second yellow card and a subsequent red three minutes into added time by which time victory had already been secured for Belgium. The win leaves them second in Group 8, level on points with leaders Slovenia and third-placed Ukraine, who have all played once, while Malta are bottom and without a goal or a point from three defeats against those sides.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.15CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000209/postmatch/report/index.html#kitoko+sees+malta

Lineups

Malta

Malta

Belgium

Belgium

1
BonelloHenry Bonello (GK)
1
MignoletSimon Mignolet (GK)
3
J. ZerafaJoseph Zerafa
2
KitokoRitchie Kitoko
Goal33
4
S. BorgSteve Borg
3
AarabNaim Aarab
5
R. CamilleriRyan Camilleri
4
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
6
T. FarrugiaTyron Farrugia (C)
Yellow Card75
5
HuyghebaertJeremy Huyghebaert
7
MintoffJohn Mintoff
Substitution88
6
NainggolanRadja Nainggolan
8
ScerriMark Scerri
Yellow Card63
7
MunungaJoachim Mununga
Substitution85
9
ChircopWarren Chircop
Substitution58
8
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja (C)
Yellow Card79
11
T. VellaTerence Vella
Substitution90+1
9
VossenJelle Vossen
Substitution64
15
BaldacchinoClifford Baldacchino
Yellow Card87
Red Card90+3
10
KumsSven Kums
Substitution46
18
GribbonGeorge Gribbon
Yellow Card50
11
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González

Substitutes

12
N. VellaNicky Vella (GK)
12
BaguetteCyprien Baguette (GK)
2
BonniciSteve Bonnici
13
BiemansBart Biemans
10
B. CamilleriBenjamin Camilleri
Substitution58
Yellow Card77
14
CaponBrecht Capon
13
R. MuscatRowen Muscat
15
R. LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution64
14
Fleri SolerTimothy Fleri Soler
16
Mujangi BiaGeoffrey Mujangi Bia
Substitution46
16
PuloCarl Pulo
Substitution90+1
17
OdoiDenis Odoi
17
CiantarMiguel Ciantar
Substitution88
18
S. WuytensStijn Wuytens
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+2

Coach

Edwin Camilleri (MLT) Jean-François De Sart (BEL)

Referee

Igor Satchi (MDA)

Assistant referees

Vitalli Gorbatov (MDA), Serghei Trofan (MDA)

Fourth official

Veaceslav Banari (MDA)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution