Heavy losses for Hamrun and Gzira in Conference League ties

Hamrun Spartans and Gzira United suffered heavy defeats in their round first leg ties in the Europa Conference League.

Ferencvaros defeated Hamrun Spartans 6-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round at the National Stadium on Thursday.

The visitors went in front after just three minutes and five more goals in the second half wrapped up a comfortable lead for the Czech team.

Hamrun grabbed a consolation goal thanks to a Luke Montebello strike in the last minute. By then, the tie was surely beyond Hamrun who travel to Ferencvaros for the second leg.

Viktoria Plzen scored two in each half to beat Gzira United 4-0 in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League at the Doosan Arena on Thursday.