Local football team Gżira United have secured themselves yet another match in Europe without a loss, after surprising everyone and denying Austria’s Wolfsberger not only a win but also a goal. The match ended in a 0-0 draw and did not feature a lot of clear cut chances from either sides.
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Wolfsberger are one of the biggest teams in Austria and are regulars when it comes to European competitions. In the last three seasons they have featured in the UEFA Europa League group stage twice and also managed to beat the likes of Dutch giants Feyenoord and German side Borussia Mönchengladbach. They have also held Serie A team Roma to two draws and have also played against Tottenham Hotspurs in the knockout stage of the Europa league.
Gżira United are beginning to build a reputation of getting results against teams which seem like threats such as Hajduk Split, Wolfsberger and FK Radnički Niš, the team they they lost 5-0 to back in 2019 but recently beat.
The match wasn’t one for the neutrals as not many exciting play or chances featured due to Gżira’s ultra defensive game plan which ultimately worked out. The Maroons will now be hoping to shock everyone next week and beat Wolfsberger, this time in Malta, and progress to the last round before the coveted group stage.