Stadio Olimpico - Serravalle 09/07/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

First qualifying round, Second leg

Tre Penne - Shirak
1-0
Aggregate: 1-3
 

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Tre Penne bow out on a high after historic win

Published: Saturday 13 July 2013, 16.02CET
SP Tre Penne will have to wait another year for their next European action but spirits are high as they savour becoming the first club from San Marino to win a UEFA game.
by Elia Gorini
from San Marino
Tre Penne bow out on a high after historic win
Tre Penne's Andrea Rossi, Daniele Pignier and Alex Gasperoni celebrate ©Filippo Pruccoli
 

Match statistics

Tre Penne
Shirak

1

Goals scored

0

0

Possession (%)

0

7

Total attempts

17

2

on target

4

3

off target

10

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

0

Offsides

1

7

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

23

Fouls committed

23

21

Fouls suffered

20

Lineups

tre penne

Tre Penne

shirak

Shirak

1F. Valentini (GK)22Harutyunyan (GK)
2C. Valentini
Yellow Card74
4Kadio
Yellow Card24
4Gasperoni
Yellow Card45+2
9Fofana
Yellow Card58
5Mikhaylovski10Hakobyan
6A. Rossi12Barikyan
Substitution65
7Cibelli (C)
Yellow Card39
13Kyere
Goal2
Substitution67
8Cardini
Yellow Card90+3
15Aleksanyan (C)
Yellow Card88
9Pignieri
Yellow Card24
Substitution62
19K. Muradyan
10Chiaruzzi
Yellow Card77
21Hovhannisyan
11Valli
Substitution85
25Davoyan
Substitution60
13Capicchioni
Yellow Card48
Substitution87
29Diop

Substitutes

12Pazzini (GK)1Abrahamyan (GK)
14M. Rossi5Davtyan
Substitution60
15Colonna17Marikyan
Substitution67
Yellow Card69
Red Card90+3
17Tamburini
Substitution85
18Mkrtchyan
18Menin
Substitution62
23Mikaelyan
19S. Fantini24Odhiambo
Substitution65
23Nanni
Substitution87
31Panosyan

Coaches

Marco Protti (ITA) Vardan Bichakhchyan (ARM)

Referee

Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)

Press kits

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Saturday 13 July 2013, 16.02CET

Tre Penne bow out on a high after historic win

SP Tre Penne will have to wait another year for their next European action but spirits are high as they savour becoming the first club from San Marino to win a UEFA game.

SP Tre Penne goalkeeper Federico Valentini has been savouring a double celebration after ending a week that began with him becoming a dad by playing a key role as a team from San Marino won a UEFA club competition game for the first time.

The 31-year-old made a host of good saves on Tuesday as Tre Penne held on to claim a famous 1-0 victory over Armenian title holders FC Shirak in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. It was not enough to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit, but it nonetheless earned special place in the nation's football history. "It is hard to fathom," admitted coach Marco Protti. "But we really have done it."

It has been a long time coming. S.S. Folgore became the first team from the oldest republic in the world to represent San Marino in Europe back in 2000 and Tre Penne's previous three ties brought six defeats; this time, though, they never looked back after Samuel Kyere's opener inside two minutes. "We had some lucky moments, like scoring early," admitted Protti. "However, we did well limiting our opponents and now we can celebrate."

His goalkeeper did more than most, inspired by the newest arrival to the Valentini household. "I want to dedicate this victory to my wife and my son," said the Sammarinese international. "A few days ago I became a father and now comes this great satisfaction at sporting level. I'm extremely happy." Tre Penne captain Enrico Cibelli echoed the sentiment, adding: "It's an incredible result, reward for all the work we have done over the last few years. A victory in Europe, in the Champions League – it is a dream for us."

Last updated: 13/07/13 16.11CET

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