Malta beat Liechtenstein 7-1 in a football friendly this evening, with Michael Mifsud scoring five of the goals.

The match, played before a crowd of some 1,000 at Ta'Qali, saw the Coventry player open the score within two minutes from the penalty spot. He scored again in the 17th and the 21st minutes, the hat trick also coming from the penalty spot. Jamie Pace made it four for Malta before the break.

By this time Liechtenstein were reduced to 10 men with the sending off of D'Elia in the 19th minute when he downed Ettienne Barbara who was going for goal.

Burgmeir drew one back for the visitors six minutes into the second half after Liechtenstein missed a penalty.

Mifsud then scored another two goals in the 59th and 69th minutes and Brain Said completed the unusual football feast for Malta four minutes before the end.

Despite finishing bottom of Group F in the European qualifiers, Liechtenstein enjoyed home victories over Iceland (3-0), Latvia (1-0) and an away draw against Iceland (1-1).

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