Gżira United pulled off a stunning 2-1 victory over F91 Dudelange on Wednesday night, securing their spot in the third round of the UEFA Ewropa Conference League qualifiers. The thrilling win resulted in a 3-2 aggregate score, marking a significant achievement for the Maltese club.
The first leg had already seen Gżira emerge victorious with a 2-0 win at Ta’ Qali, making them the favorites to advance. However, F91 Dudelange proved to be fierce competitors, taking the lead with an early goal from Samir Hadji in the 7th minute of the first half. Hadji struck again to level the aggregate at 2-2, injecting even more excitement into the match.
However, Gżira United, led by their determined coach Darren Abdilla, showed resilience and launched a relentless attack. Brazilian sensation Jose Wilkson Teixeira Rocha stepped up just three minutes after Dudelange’s equalizer, scoring the decisive goal that practically secured their qualification to the next round.
This achievement is even more remarkable considering Gżira’s recent loss of several key players. Nonetheless, the club has built a competitive squad that has successfully navigated through two rounds of this prestigious European tournament.
With their qualification secured, Gżira United’s journey in the UEFA Ewropa Conference League continues, and football fans worldwide eagerly await their next clash in the pursuit of European glory!