Luxol ended with a win and avoided the last place

15/10/2017 News

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Luxol St. Andrews ended their historic presence in Group 8 of the UEFA Futsal Cup’s main round, with a positive win of 5-2 against Mostar from Bosnia & Herzegovina. Mostar broke the deadlock after 13 minutes of play through Marijo Aladžić. A few minutes later Luxol’s Romanian Emil Raducu levelled the matters. Despite having more chances to score, Luxol didn’t manage to change the result before the half time. Luxol started very well in the second half but Mostar gained again the advantage through Mirko Hrkač’s goal in the 26th minute. Following this goal, Luxol didn’t look back anymore and levelled again the score. On the 29th minute, from a corner taken by Celino Alves, Zvezdan Vukovic didn’t miss the target. Around two minutes later Aladžić was given the red card, for a foul committed on Hrvoje Penava. On the 34th minute Luxol scored twice through Hrvoje Penava Read the full article…

Valletta and University of Malta heading towards their first clash

14/10/2017 Fixtures

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI The University of Malta and former Mdina Knights appear to be on an increasing progressive mode during their fourth consecutive season. Similar to Valletta, they managed to make a win of the first three consecutive league matches. This week Valletta cruised over Swieqi U21 with Denis Di Maio’s brace, a goal apiece for Melvin Borg, Shawn Vella and Jovica Milijic, together with an own goal. On the other hand the Universitarians were again successful, bagging another three points against Marsaskala. Nermin Hasanbegovic was in a fantastic form as he scored five goals. Jose Maria Aguillera Castellano was also in top notch as he had a hat-trick. We cannot forget to mention Rodney Debono who worked a lot throughout the whole game and scored the final goal for the University of Malta. Marsaskala reduced the score through their youngest player Charlo Buttigieg, who also was injured later in the Read the full article…

A thrilling game ending with an unfortunate loss

12/10/2017 News

In their second appearance in the UEFA Futsal Cup’s Main Round, despite their stunning performance, Luxol had to bow to Araz Naxcivan in the last 90 seconds. The first half proved to be very balanced, with Luxol going twice on the lead through Hrvoje Penava and Panu Autio. Six minutes before the break, the outstanding Brazilian Maicon Da Silva Gaiewski reduced the score for Araz. From the first instances, the second half showed to have quite a lot of challenges in store for both teams. In the third minute, Da Silva Gaiewski levelled the matters with his second personal goal. Only two minutes later, Luxol’s Brazilian proliphic scorer Rogerio dos Santos Filho, put again Luxol on the lead. Luxol’s Emil Raducu and Hrvoje Penava lost their scoring opportunity, thus did not manage to widen the margin. After testing Luxol’s goalkeeper Kenneth Rakvaag, the unstoppable Da Silva Gaiewski netted his third Read the full article…

Difficult start for Luxol

12/10/2017 News

Luxol found a difficult opponent to start their first ever presence as a Maltese futsal club in the UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round. In Group 8 Luxol were given little chance from the Romanian champions and host team FC Deva. FC Deva took a three-goal advantage from Dumitru Stoika, Florin Matei and Marius Matei. In the opening of the second half, Alpar Csoma added another goal for the hosts. Luxol had a more balanced approach in the second half as Rogerio dos Santos Filho scored twice. Romanian goalkeeper Toni Tonita scored the fifth goal and Marius Matei missed to score the sixth one from the penalty spot. Luxol will be again in action, today at 15:30 against Araz Naxcivan (Azerbaijan) and on Saturday at 15:30 against Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

A first glance at the opening matches

30/09/2017 Fixtures, News

The first league matches are now covered by the twelve teams participating in this futsal season. The teams that managed to grab their first three points include University of Malta, Hamrun Tre Angeli, Pieta Hotspurs, Valletta, Tarxien JMI and Luxol. The Universitarians grabbed their first win against Qormi, with the end result of 2-0. Hamrun Tre Angeli, with their strong squad, made it easy over Swieqi U21 winning 19-1. Valletta also started on the winning track against Mriehel ESS winning 5-1. A very interesting encounter between newcomers Pieta Hotspurs and Marsaskala ended with the former beating revamped Marsaskala 4-2. Following, on Friday night, Tarxien JMI laid no chance to the other newcomers Junior College, as they made it 11-2. Champions Luxol who are heading for the UEFA Futsal Cup’s Main Round made it 6-1 against Swieqi. Speaking about Luxol, we need not forget to mention Emil Raducu, who is the Read the full article…

Initiation of the Futsal season with the Knock Out Competition

23/09/2017 Fixtures

The first round matches of the Knock Out Competition took place this week, with Pieta Hotspurs, University of Malta, Marsaskala and Tarxien JMI joining seeded Luxol, Valletta, Hamrun and Swieqi. The opening match which was meant to be the debut of the two newcomers, between Pieta Hotspurs and Junior College, ended up in the least expected way. Since only Pieta Hotspurs appeared for the match, Junior College called a walk over. Following, the University of Malta and Mriehel ESS offered an entertaining match to those present at the Corradino Sport Pavillion. The Universitarians qualified to the next round by achieving a winning result of 6-4. Revamped Marsaskala made it also to the next round against Qormi, with an end result of 5-2. Tarxien JMI joined in with the qualified teams, winning against Swieqi U21 by 8-2. As from next Monday, the FMA Gatorade League 20171/8 initiates with the University of Read the full article…

It’s another Super Cup for Luxol

15/09/2017 Fixtures

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Another honour was added to Luxol St Andrews as they opened the futsal season with a win of the Super Cup Final against Hamrun Tre Angeli. Both teams played good level futsal and gave an entertaining match to those present at the Corradino Sport Pavillion. Hamrun gave an early shock when captain Jason Mifsud opened the score after only five seconds.  A minute and a half later, ex Hamrun Rogerio Dos Santos responded back  by levelling the matters. Goals from Emil Raducu, Glenn Bonello and George Frendo upgraded the score to 4-1 before the end of the first of half. During the first two minutes of the second half, Rogerio Dos Santos extended the lead by scoring twice for Luxol. This moved on Everton Dos Santos to take his turn and score a brace giving a much more respectable deficit for Hamrun Tre Angeli. It seemed that Luxol wanted Read the full article…

Luxol became the first Maltese team in the Main Round

27/08/2017 News

by Stephen Azzopardi and Kevin Azzopardi (MFA Head of Communications Office) Luxol St Andrews made history becoming the first Maltese futsal team to reach the main round of the UEFA Futsal Cup. Luxol broke every record in having three wins out of three games, after beating hosts FC Diamant Linz (7-1), Macedonian champions KMF Shkupi (9-2) Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv (4-3). Like they did in the preceeding games, Luxol had a comfortable advantage before the end of the first half. They opened 3-0 in the first nine minutes of play with goals from Croatian defender Kristijan Grbesa, Serbian Zvezdan Vukovic and Mark Zammit. Adam Cohen pulled one for Maccabi to make the half time score 3-1. Maccabi scored again through Ivan Diedunov but Croatian forward Nikola Perkovic put Luxol 4-2 ahead on 28 minutes. Barely a minute later, Cohen reopened the issue for Maccabi Tel Aviv but Luxol held Read the full article…

Very close to Luxol’s historical qualification

25/08/2017 News

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Luxol succeeded to win a very delicate match against Macedonian Champions KMF Shkupi, with another convincing result of 9-2. This was the best score for a Maltese club and being the second win in the Uefa Futsal Cup Preliminary Round. Luxol led after 51 seconds as Brazilian Celino Alves opened the score, followed immediately by Kristjan Grbesa’s goal. Shkupi reduced the score through Erkan Seferi but Luxol replied with three more goals. Alves made his second personal goal, together with two more goals scored by Emil Raducu and Hrvoje Penava. During the second half Luxol continued to increase the score through Nikola Perkovic, another one by Grbesa from the penalty spot and a brace from Zvezdan Vukovic. The Macedonians scored their second goal through Dragan Peteovic. Tomorrow at 6pm, Luxol will be facing Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel, where a draw is enough for a historical qualification to Read the full article…

Smashing opener for Luxol

24/08/2017 News

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI A convincing win for Luxol Futsal in their opening match in the Preliminary Round of the Uefa Futsal Cup, held in Linz, Austria. The Maltese champions smashed the hosting Austrian champions with the final score of 7-1. This is not the highest score by a Maltese club playing abroad, as last year Valletta beat Scottish team Wattcell with the score of 9-3. Luxol were in their best condition and opened the score in the opening seconds through Rogerio dos Santos. Captain Mark Zammit doubled the score and increased the team’s confidence throughout the match. Emil Raducu and Nikola Perkovic made the half time score 4-0 for Luxol. In the second half Luxol kept their superiority and added more goals through Celino Alves, GianCarlo Sammut and Perkovic’s brace. A few seconds before the final whistle came the Austrian consolation goal done by Nenad Stankovic. Later today at 6pm, Luxol Read the full article…