Lights go out as Marsa take penalty against St. Andrews in Maltese match
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VIDEO: Power cut turns lights out as Marsa are about to take penalty at St. Andrews

Match subsequently abandoned.

A power cut turned out the lights as Marsa were taking a penalty at St. Andrews in the Maltese First Division, causing the referee to abandon the match.

Marsa were all set to take a 3-0 lead at the Centenary Stadium when the sudden blackout occurred while the spot kick was in the process of being taken.

A national powercut happened in Malta last night. Talk about the biggest cliffhanger in football history…#Malta #Penalty #30novembre pic.twitter.com/dobNUBgwPj

— Lorenzo Carbone (@LolloCarbone) November 30, 2020

Ref Matthew Degabriele first suspended the fixture before calling it off entirely, and it will resume from the time it stopped – 62 minutes – at a later date.

Santa Lucia vs Gżira United was also hit by the power cut but was able to carry on after the restoration of electricity.