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WATCH: Andre Schembri Becomes The First Maltese Footballer To Score In The UEFA Europa League

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Andre Schembri became the first Maltese footballer to score in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night during a match which saw him help secure a momentary draw for his team, Apollon Limassol. 

Schembri scored a beautiful goal on an international stage, but seemed to be holding back from celebrating too much. As the Malta vice-captain explained this morning, however, there was a very valid reason behind that. 

“Celebrating my goal didn’t feel right after what happened in Malta this week,” Schembri confessed in a Facebook status posted this morning. 

The Cypriot football club were trailing 1-0 when Schembri’s header levelled terms. Atalanta went on to win their home match by 3-1, but that one goal by Schembri might prove instrumental when the two teams meet again. 

Apollon Limassol will face Atalanta for a second round, this time at home, on the 2nd of November. 

As it stands, Apollon Limassol have 2 points in their Group E, trailing in third place behind Olympique Lyonnais and just topping Everton. 

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