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Portugal vs Malta 1986 World Cup qualification match report

Date, kick-off time: Saturday, 12 October 1985, 15:00 (UTC)
National teams, score:
Portugal
-
Malta
3:2
Competition:1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 2
Referee:
Alan Snoddy, Lisburn
/
Northern Ireland
Attendance, venue:15 000, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz), Lisbon
Goals:1:0 (38') Fernando Gomes, 1:1 (49') Frederico Rosa (own goal), 2:1 (53') José Rafael, 2:2 (79') Michael Degiorgio, 3:2 (82') Fernando Gomes
Portugal national football team line-up in match Nr.257
Managed by team manager José Augusto Torres
PlayerCapsClub
Bento  Captain  59SL Benfica, Lisboa
João Pinto   20FC Porto, Porto
Frederico Rosa   2Boavista FC, Porto
Pedro Venâncio   2Sporting CP, Lisboa
Álvaro   10SL Benfica, Lisboa
Litos   1Sporting CP, Lisboa
Carlos Manuel   36SL Benfica, Lisboa
Jaime Pacheco   17Sporting CP, Lisboa
Palhares   46' 6Sporting Clube de Braga, Braga
46' Jaime Mercês   1CF Belenenses, Lisboa
Rui Jordão   46' 40Sporting CP, Lisboa
46' José Rafael   1Boavista FC, Porto
Fernando Gomes   38FC Porto, Porto
Malta national team line-up in match Nr.87
Managed by national coach Guentcho Dobrev (Bulgaria)
PlayerCapsClub
John Bonello   26Hibernians FC, Raħal Ġdid
John Buttigieg   8Sliema Wanderers FC, Tas-Sliema
Joseph John Aquilina   12Floriana FC, Furjana
Michael Woods   6Hibernians FC, Raħal Ġdid
John Holland  Captain  55Floriana FC, Furjana
Alfred Azzopardi   43' 8Ħamrun Spartans FC, Ħamrun
Ray Vella   84' 9Ħamrun Spartans FC, Ħamrun
84' George Xuereb   30Ħamrun Spartans FC, Ħamrun
Carmel Busuttil   15Rabat Ajax FC, Rabat
Charles Scerri   1Sliema Wanderers FC, Tas-Sliema
Martin Gregory   47' 1Sliema Wanderers FC, Tas-Sliema
47' Michael Degiorgio   25Ħamrun Spartans FC, Ħamrun
Nardu Farrugia   14Valletta FC, Valletta
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Portugal1317.92327.0796300
Malta1316.15425.9796210
Historical data sources
Diário de Lisboa (Lisbon), №21884, 13.10.1985; Fundação Mário Soares
Comments

bandyall - posted 17.10.2010 18:13:24

2:1 (82.) Fernando Gomes, 3:1 (53.) José Rafael, 3:2 (79.) Michael Degiorgio
(...)

toniofarrugia - posted 15.06.2011 22:47:23

Player Charles Scerri here was still a player of Sliema Wanderers. He joined Hibernians in season 1986-87 and made his league debut on 31-08-1986:
Hibernians FC – Żurrieq FC 2-1 (...)

toniofarrugia - posted 15.06.2011 22:49:07

Charles Scerri ’Il-Qiz’
Portugal vs Malta post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
22006 - 32.000
Portugal v Malta match-by-match record
Portugal matches
Previous match:
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Czechoslovakia vs Portugal 1-0
Prague, Wednesday 25 September 1985
Next match:
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification
West Germany vs Portugal 0-1
Stuttgart, Wednesday 16 October 1985
Malta matches
Previous match:
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Malta vs Czechoslovakia 0-0
Attard, Sunday 21 April 1985
Next match:
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Malta vs Sweden 1-2
Attard, Sunday 17 November 1985
Portugal top scorers
1. Eusébio (1961 - 1973) - 41 goals
2. Nené (1972 - 1984) - 22 goals
3. Rui Jordão (1972 - 1984) - 15 goals
... Fernando Gomes (1978 - 1985) - 9 goals
... Pinga (1931 - 1941) - 9 goals
... José Rafael (1985) - 1 goal
(correct as of October 12, 1985)
Malta top scorers
1. Raymond Xuereb (1973 - 1985) - 6 goals
2. Carmel Busuttil (1983 - 1984) - 3 goals
3. Ernest Spiteri-Gonzi (1979 - 1982) - 3 goals
4. Leli Fabri (1981 - 1983) - 3 goals
5. Pullu Demanuele (1958 - 1961) - 3 goals
6. Olivier Losco (1976 - 1978) - 3 goals
... Michael Degiorgio (1981 - 1985) - 2 goals
(correct as of October 12, 1985)
Brief match report
Sat. 12 Oct 1985
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz), Lisbon
Portugal 3-2 Malta
Goals: Gomes 38, Rosa 49 (OG), Rafael 53, Degiorgio 79, Gomes 82

Portugal: Bento (c), Pinto, Rosa, Venâncio, Álvaro, Litos, Carlos Manuel, Pacheco, Palhares (Mercês 46), Jordão (Rafael 46), Gomes. Managed by Torres.

Malta: Bonello, Buttigieg, Aquilina, Woods, Holland (c), Azzopardi, Vella (Xuereb 84), Busuttil, Scerri, Gregory (Degiorgio 47), Farrugia. Managed by Dobrev (Bulgaria).
Booked: Azzopardi 43.

Att: 15 000
Ref: Snoddy (Northern Ireland)

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