Europa moved back to top of the league, but almost conspired to throw away a 4-0 lead against 10-man Glacis, eventually holding on for a 4-3 victory.
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Liam Walker, Mustapha Yahaya, Kike and Alex ‘Quillo’ Rivas had put Europa into a comfortable 4-0 lead, and when Daniel Guerrero was sent off with 12 minutes to go, many would have expected the Greens to get a fifth of sixth. However, the red card galvanised Glacis, who scored three times in the last ten minutes courtesy of goals from Adrian Castro, Salvador Carrasco and Salvador Garcia.
Walker’s goal was the pick of the bunch for Europa – a sweet volley in the box that flew into the back of the net. However, they will no doubt be worried about the nature of their near-collapse; only the final whistle arguably stopped Glacis from completing one of the great comebacks in Gibraltar football history.
The win puts Europa back on top of the league for the time being, with Lincoln yet to play this weekend; the reigning champions take on St Joseph’s in a big match on Monday.
The earlier game today saw Europa Point beat Gib United courtesy of a 94th minute goal from 16-year old Ethan Britto, with the youngster giving his side only their second win of the season. The battle of the bottom five intensifies greatly, with only eight points between Europa Point in 10th and Lynx in 6th.