Balzan may have gone down to Neftchi Baku in the UEFA club competition but striker Lydon Micallef can still be proud of having scored two fine goals, propelling his team to its first victory in European football.

Balzan won the away leg in Azerbaijan 2-1 last night, but were still eliminated 3-2 on aggregate after Neftchi's win in Malta. Balzan also missed a penalty last night.

The Maltese team were playing in the first round of a UEFA club competition.

Valletta and Birkirkara managed to seal a place in the second round of their respective competitions.

 

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