Yesterday, Ghira managed to draw 1-1 against Athletic Escaldes of Andorra in the Conference League at Ta’Kali.
It was a balanced case and the result can be considered fair. Ghira will now play his chances in the away match, but it won’t be easy for the Maroons
Ghira had a great opportunity on five minutes when Maxwell ran down the left and headed for Jefferson, whose shot on target was blocked by goalkeeper Ruiz. Sixty seconds later, on the other side, Garrido rushed inside the zone, but was denied by a wonderful save by Zarkov.
In the twentieth minute, Zarkov came to the rescue again, deflecting Lopez’s shot. Ghira stepped up the pressure, causing Atlético’s rearguard problems. However, Athletic were quite dangerous on their fast breaks.
In the 33rd minute, Muscat’s free kick was met by Riaskas, who headed a little over the crossbar. Four minutes before the break, Zarkov perfectly deflected Lopez’s ball with his head.
The Maroons took the lead in the first minute of the first half when Maxwell fed Jefferson de Asis who fired home from close range. Athletic pushed forward after conceding that goal, with Ghira dangerously retreating into their defensive shell.
Atlético equalized in the 64th minute with a rather soft goal when the Maroons defense failed to clear the ball from a corner and Lopez scored.