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The Maltese Cup 2008–09 is the 72nd season since its establishment. It features 20 teams from Maltese Premier League and First Division. The competition started on October 25, 2008 and will end on May 30, 2009 with the Final. The defending champions are Birkirkara.



When the draw was conducted four teams received a bye to the Quarterfinals. Birkirkara received a bye because they won the 2007–08 Maltese Cup. Other three teams qualifying directly to the Quarterfinals are Valletta, Marsaxlokk and Sliema Wanderers, for being (except Birkirkara) three best-placed teams in last year's Premier League.


First Round

In the First Round entered Premier League teams placed 4th to 10th and 10 First Division teams. The matches were played on October 25, 26, November 1 and 2, 2008.

Team #1  Score  Team #2
Mosta 0–2 Vittoriosa Stars
St. Patrick 3–2 Senglea Athletic
Tarxien Rainbows 4–2 Mqabba
Dingli Swallows 0–3 Floriana
Hibernians 2–0 St. George's
Rabat Ajax 1–3 Ħamrun Spartans
Msida St. Joseph 3–0 San Gwann
Pieta Hotspurs 1–3 Qormi

Second Round

In this round entered winners from the previous round. The matches were played on November 8 and 9, 2008.

Team #1  Score  Team #2
Tarxien Rainbows 4–2 (aet) Msida St. Joseph
Hibernians 3–0 Vittoriosa Stars
St. Patrick 0–1 Floriana
Qormi 1–2 Ħamrun Spartans


In this round entered winners from the previous round and four teams that had received a bye. The matches were played on February 7, 2009. All 8 teams from this round were from the Premier League. Marsaxlokk, Birkirkara, Valletta and Sliema won their ties and advanced to the semifinals.

February 7, 2009
Sliema Wanderers 1 – 0 Hibernians Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun
Referee: Marco Borg (MFA)
Woods Goal 11' Report

February 7, 2009
Tarxien Rainbows 1 – 2 Birkirkara Hibernians Ground, Paola
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (MFA)
Bueno Goal 83' Report Buhagiar Goal 3'
Triganza Goal 26'

February 7, 2009
Hamrun Spartans 2 – 3 Marsaxlokk Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Andre Arciola (MFA)
Comvalius Goal 79' (pen.)
Spiteri Goal 89'
Report Pereira Goal 14'
Kokavessis Goal 25' Goal 47'

February 7, 2009
Floriana 2 – 2 (aet) Valletta Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MFA)
Doffo Goal 2' (pen.)
Dimech Goal 104' (o.g.)
Report Massaro Goal 90+5' Goal 92'
Darmanin Scored
Agius Missed
Briffa Missed
1 – 4 Scicluna Scored
Massaro Scored
Zammit Scored
Pace Scored


The matches were played on March 7 and 8, 2009. Holders Birkirkara met the same team they met the previous year, Valletta. But this time they lost and it was Valletta who reached the final. In the other semifinal Sliema beat Marsaxlokk 4–3 on penalties after the match finished in a 1–1 draw.

March 7, 2009
Valletta 2 – 0 Birkirkara Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (MFA)
Zammit Goal 45+1'
Priso Doding Goal 50'

March 8, 2009
Marsaxlokk 1 – 1 (aet) Sliema Wanderers Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Marco Borg (MFA)
Kokavessis Goal 82' Report Muscat Goal 78'
3 – 4  


The final was played on May 29, 2009.

May 29, 2009
Valletta 3 – 3 (a.e.t.) Sliema Wanderers Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Njongo Priso Goal 49'
Aguis Goal 90'
Monesterolo Goal 90'
Muscat Goal 52' Goal 65'
Woods Goal 80'
6 – 7  

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