The Victoria Stadium was treated to an impressive performance by Gibraltar, who, despite the result, performed admirably in yesterday’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier 3-0 defeat to Turkey.
Julio Ribas’ men showed just how good they could be both in defence and attack as they regularly frustrated Turkey’s frontmen while also posing a grave threat to the visitors going forward, even coming as close as striking the woodwork while the score was level at 0-0.
Despite Gibraltar’s overall positive performance, Ribas’ men got off to the worst possible start as Ethan Britto brought down Efecan Karaca in the box within the opening 60 seconds.
The Victoria Stadium got its first sight of VAR as the decision to give a penalty was reviewed, however, despite the challenge looking soft, a penalty was given to the visitors.
Enes Unal stepped up to take the spot kick but was denied by Dayle Coleing who again came to Gibraltar’s rescue by diving down right to palm away the penalty strike, much to the delight of the roaring home support.