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Okkas on song for Cyprus

Published: Wednesday 22 August 2007, 23.45CET
San Marino 0-1 Cyprus Yiannis Okkas's second-half strike earned Cyprus a narrow victory over San Marino in Serravalle.
Okkas on song for Cyprus
Cyprus forward Yiannis Okkas (left) scored the only goal of the game ©Getty Images

Match statistics

San MarinoCyprus

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners5
 
9
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards5
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 22 August 2007, 23.45CET

Okkas on song for Cyprus

San Marino 0-1 Cyprus Yiannis Okkas's second-half strike earned Cyprus a narrow victory over San Marino in Serravalle.

A second-half strike by Yiannis Okkas earned Cyprus a narrow victory over San Marino in Serravalle on Wednesday night.

Okkas winner
Okkas converted a corner early in the second half to move Cyprus level on points with Wales in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group D, while San Marino remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the pool after suffering their seventh defeat in as many matches.

Bollini volley
The first half was an open affair with numerous chances for both sides but neither had the cutting edge to take the lead. Efstathios Aloneftis shot straight at goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini with a 25-metre free-kick before Antonis Georgallides was forced to tip over Andy Selva's long-range effort at the other end. Fabio Bollini also volleyed over and Yiasoumi Yiasoumis headed wide as chances were traded.

Selva chances
Cyprus broke the deadlock seven minutes after the resumption when San Marino failed to deal with Aloneftis’s inswinging corner from the right and Okkas drilled Yiasoumis’s flick-on past Simoncini from five metres. Selva spurned two further chances to equalise when firing over and then wide in the last ten minutes, while Lambros Lambrou was awry with his final attempt as the match became stretched.

Last updated: 22/08/07 23.46CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
22
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides (GK)
2
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
2
TheodotouGeorgois Theodotou
3
VannucciDamiano Vannucci
31
ChristouParaskevas Christou
4
Albani N.Nicola Albani
Yellow Card30
4
LambrouLambros Lambrou
5
Ales. Della ValleAlessandro Della Valle
Yellow Card59
14
MaragkosChristakis Maragkos
Substitution24
6
G. BolliniGianluca Bollini
Substitution77
7
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
11
BoniniGiovanni Bonini
Substitution84
13
MichailChrysostomos Michail
7
BugliMatteo Bugli
Yellow Card43
19
GarpozisAlexandros Garpozis
Substitution86
8
F. BolliniFabio Bollini
Yellow Card14
Substitution63
18
YiasemakisYiasoumi Yiasemakis
Substitution55
9
MaraniManuel Marani
9
OkkasIoannis Okkas (C)
Goal54
10
SelvaAndy Selva (C)
11
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou

Substitutes

12
F. ValentiniFederico Valentini (GK)
33
AvgoustiSofronis Avgousti (GK)
13
AndreiniMatteo Andreini
Substitution63
3
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
Substitution86
14
CiacciNicola Ciacci
Substitution77
Yellow Card86
6
OkkaridesStelios Okkarides
15
CibelliEnrico Cibelli
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution55
16
De LuigiMarco De Luigi
8
IliaMarios Ilia
17
MariottiPaolo Mariotti
16
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
18
F. NanniFederico Nanni
Substitution84
34
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou
Substitution24

Coach

Giampaolo Mazza (SMR) Angelos Anastasiadis (GRE)

Referee

Albano Janku (ALB)

Assistant referees

Arjan Mali (ALB), Egin Doda (ALB)

Fourth official

Sokol Jareci (ALB)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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