AC Juvenes-Dogana have earned a place in the first qualifying round of the inaugural UEFA Europa League, with striker Giacomo Gamberini scoring nine minutes from time to give them a 2-1 Sammarinese Cup final win against Domagnano FC on Monday.
Midfielder Alberto Colombini, 20, gave Juvenes-Dogana a 33rd-minute lead in the final of the Coppa del Titano, the oldest competition in San Marino, but Domagnano – on the hunt for their ninth cup success – levelled through defender Fabio Berardi on 55 minutes. The 27-year-old Gamberini had the last word, though, with the club winning their first cup since it was formed with the merger of S.S. Juvenes and G.S. Dogana in 2000. Juvenes won five Sammarinese Cups, most recently in 1984, while Dogana recorded the second of their two triumphs in 1979. Juvenes-Dogana could yet win a domestic double as they are one of the six teams involved in the nation's end-of-season play-offs.
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