The Maltese National Team picked up their first home win in 13 years after beating The Faroe Islands 2-1 with 10 men on Saturday.
Ray Farrugia was delighted for his players saying: “I have no words to thank the players for their amazing effort today.
“Their performance was excellent. I’m also grateful to our supporters who stayed behind the team throughout the match.”
Malta took the lead early in the first half thanks to Kyrian Nwoko’s 13th-minute header.
Experienced international Andrei Agius saw red just after the hour mark in the second half as he gave away a penalty for handling the ball.
However, goalkeeper Henry Bonello was on fine form for Malta producing an outstanding save which denied Brandur Hendriksson Olsen’s spot kick.
15 minutes later Malta extended their lead after Joseph Mbong won his side a penalty which was successfully converted by Steve Borg.
The game looked like it was over going into added time however, with an extra eight minutes on the clock the Faroe Islands pulled one back through Jakup Thomsen.
Malta kept their cool to finish the game 2-1 and go top of the Euro 2020 Qualifying Group F table.
Prior to Saturday’s victory, Malta’s last win at the National Stadium dated back to 11 October 2006 when they beat Hungary 2-1.
Defender Zach Muscat told MalteseFootball: “We played and had to play a perfect match,” following his side’s historic victory.
The Maltese National Team face Spain tomorrow evening as they continue their Euro 202 Qualifying campaign.