Roko Prsa put Ħamrun Spartans ahead as the Maltese side eye a miraculous comeback against FK Partizan in the UEFA Conference League.
The Croatian midfielder picked up the ball inside the area and hit a firm drive that gave no chance to the Partizan goalkeeper amid the huge celebrations of the thousands of Spartans fans that filled the National Stadium.
The Spartans, who lost the first leg in Belgrade 3-1 last week, need to score at least three goals without conceding none to at least force extra-time and keep alive the dream of reaching the group stages of the UEFA Conference League.
Branko Nisevic went on the offensive as he named four forwards in his starting formation for his UEFA Conference League tie against FK Partizan at the National Stadium.
Ħamrun Spartans are set to host Serbian giants FK Partizan in the second leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League. Branko Nisevic’s side lost 4-1 in the first leg and while the chances of qualifying seem remote, the Serbian coach has still opted for an offensive side.
Forwards Luke Montebello, Elvis Mashike, Dodo and Moussa Sowe are all in the starting formation. Captain Steve Borg is out of the squad due to a one-match ban while Juan Corbalan is sick, therefore not available for selection.
Emerson, who will play as a central defender, is named captain for the Spartans.
On the other hand, FK Partizan have made no changes from last week’s starting formation with their offensive trio being former by Ricardo, Fousseni Diabate and Patrik Andrade.