Raphinha almost reached a goal scoring record in futsal

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI

Valletta’s Raphael Felipe Ortiz de Oliveira (Raphinha) almost reached the world’s scoring record in futsal, when he scored 14 goals in the Citizen’s massive win of 25-2 against Qrendi. Another Brazilian international player Valdin, managed to reach this record when he scored 20 goals for Brazil’s national futsal team facing Timor-Leste. On 13th October 2006, Brazil set a world record for the largest win in an international futsal match, defeating Timor-Leste 76–0.
Qrendi simply had no answer to Valletta’s pace and attacking cohension with braces for Jovica Milijic, Mohammed Elamari and Chris Cardona. Stefan Vella, Dylan Musu, Melvin Borg and Carlo Scicluna also jotted down their names in the Valletta’s scorers’ list. Qrendi unfortunately conceded an autogoal, besides their consolation goals through Antonello Brincat and David Delicata.
Hamrun Tre Angeli hammered Zurrieq Wolves 19-0. Everton Veve magnificently scored six goals together with braces from Daniele Degennaro, Luke Stivala and Jason Mifsud. The other six goals are made up of an autogoal and goals from Matthew Mifsud, Daniel Mifsud, Cleaven Portelli, Florin Anton, Frank Paul Azzopardi and Peter Pullicino.
Luxol also continued their stunning performance in the Gatorade Futsal League, beating UOM 14-1. Luxol had a poker from Celino Alves, Mark Zammit’s hat-trick, braces from Frane Despotovic and Andy Mangion together with goals from Emil Andre Raducu, Giancarlo Sammut and an autogoal. The Universitarians’ consolation goal was scored by Andrew Camilleri.
Safi San Lorenzo obtained their second consecutive win, this time 8-2 against Swieqi U21. Braces from Mauro D’Amato, Clive Calleja and Clive Calleja together with more goals from Franklin Seisun and Terrence Cachia. Dale Vella and Lydon Baldacchino scored for the Swieqi’s youngsters.