(2-4, 0-2, 1-2, 5-0; 5-3)
The Malta U-17 waterpolo national team clinched their first win at the European Championships that are currently being held at the National Pool when they had the better of Turkey 13-11 in a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended in an eight-all draw.
It was a deserved victory for Anthony Farrugia’s boys who completed an astonishing fightback in the final session where they scored five goals without reply to take the match into a penalty shoot-out where they prevailed.
It looked as though the Turks had complete control of the proceedings when they edged the opening session 4-2 before adding two more goals in the second quarter to change ends in a commanding 6-2 lead.
The match looked out of the Maltese reach at the end of the third session where the Turks had managed to further increase the gap to 8-3.
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