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Moldova pounce on San Marino mistakes

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 23.01CET
San Marino 0-2 Moldova
A Nicolae Josan strike and late penalty from substitute Anatolie Doroş left the visitors level on points with third-placed Sweden in Group E.
by Luca Pelliccioni
from Stadio Olimpico
Moldova pounce on San Marino mistakes
Moldova players celebrate their 2-0 victory in San Marino ©Boris Kharchenko

Match statistics

San MarinoMoldova

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts4
 
23
Attempts on target2
 
9
Attempts off target1
 
11
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
7
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
17

Standings

Last updated: 04/02/2013 08:50 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 23.01CET

Moldova pounce on San Marino mistakes

San Marino 0-2 Moldova
A Nicolae Josan strike and late penalty from substitute Anatolie Doroş left the visitors level on points with third-placed Sweden in Group E.

A first-half goal from Nicolae Josan and a late penalty for substitute Anatolie Doroş rewarded a positive display for Moldova, with defeat leaving San Marino bottom of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E.

Moldova created plenty of chances in Serravalle, but received a substantial helping hand from the home side for both their goals. After 20 minutes San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini failed to hold on to Alexandru Suvarov's corner, with Josan pouncing to finish from close range. Simone Bacchiocchi's foul on Alexei Savinov then gave fellow replacement Doroş an opportunity he duly took from the spot.

Simoncini's blunder may have handed Moldova the lead, but the goalkeeper atoned for his error with a fine block to deny Viorel Frunza from distance. San Marino pushed forward soon after, with Manuel Marani not quite able to profit from Fabio Bollini's flick-on. However, the visitors continued to pose a more tangible threat, with Valeriu Andronic hitting the post. Josan's goal from the rebound was disallowed for offside.

Andronic fired narrowly wide when sent through on the counterattack after the break, and Josan was in on the action again on 55 minutes, delivering a dangerous ball for Frunza, whose effort drew another fine stop from Simoncini. The 24-year-old custodian had no chance, however, when Doroş stepped up to convert the penalty that leaves Moldova level on points with third-placed Sweden.

Last updated: 17/11/10 11.14CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Moldova

Moldova

1
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
2
F. VitaioliFabio Vitaioli
3
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
3
VannucciDamiano Vannucci (C)
4
BoreţVadim Boreţ
4
MazzaPier Filippo Mazza
5
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu (C)
5
D. SimonciniDavide Simoncini
7
CojocariAndrei Cojocari
Yellow Card42
Substitution81
6
S. BacciocchiSimone Bacciocchi
Yellow Card86
9
V. AndronicValeriu Andronic
7
CervelliniMichele Cervellini
Substitution60
10
FrunzăViorel Frunză
8
F. BolliniFabio Bollini
Substitution67
11
JosanNicolae Josan
Goal20
Substitution69
9
MontagnaPaolo Montagna
Substitution81
14
BordianVitalie Bordian
10
MaraniManuel Marani
16
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
11
M. VitaioliMatteo Vitaioli
Yellow Card27
17
BugaevIgor Bugaev
Substitution62

Substitutes

12
CeccoliMichele Ceccoli (GK)
12
MatiughinEugen Matiughin (GK)
13
Albani N.Nicola Albani
2
SavinovAlexei Savinov
Substitution81
14
BenedettiniGiacomo Benedettini
6
RacuPetru Racu
15
BerrettiMaicol Berretti
Substitution60
8
CebotaruEugeniu Cebotaru
16
BugliMatteo Bugli
13
ZmeuDenis Zmeu
Substitution69
17
CiacciNicola Ciacci
Substitution67
Yellow Card90+3
15
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
Substitution62
Goal86
18
CoppiniMatteo Coppini
Substitution81
18
BolohanVadim Bolohan

Coach

Giampaolo Mazza (SMR) Pele Balint (ROU)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

Eamon Shanks (NIR), Dan Steele (NIR)

Fourth official

Raymond Crangle (NIR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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