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Cyprus sweep San Marino aside

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 17.19CET
Cyprus 6-0 San Marino
Markos Michail scored a hat-trick as the hosts made an emphatic start to their qualification campaign for the 2013 finals in Israel.
Cyprus sweep San Marino aside
Cyprus opened their campaign with victory against San Marino in Nicosia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CyprusSan Marino

Goals scored6
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
0
Attempts off target10
 
1
Corners6
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
16
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 17.19CET

Cyprus sweep San Marino aside

Cyprus 6-0 San Marino
Markos Michail scored a hat-trick as the hosts made an emphatic start to their qualification campaign for the 2013 finals in Israel.

Cyprus opened their 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with an emphatic 6-0 win against Group 1 opponents San Marino.

Charalambos Dimosthenous opened the scoring in Nicosia on six minutes, with Stelios Demetriou, Markos Michail and Valentinos Sielis all finding the net to make it 4-0 inside 70 minutes. Michail went on to complete his hat-trick and send Cyprus top of the section.

Stamatis Pantos, Ioannis Hadjivasili and Andreas Pittaras set the tone early on for Cyprus, though it was Dimosthenous who found the net with a powerful long-range shot. Georgios Economides's penalty was saved on 20 minutes, but Demetriou soon made amends by turning in Hadjivasili's pass to make it 2-0.

Cyprus twice went close with headers before adding a third seven minutes after half-time, Mihail applying the finish. Sielis got in on the act with a free-kick which went in via San Marino keeper Mattia Manzaroli before Mihail contributed two more goals with a 76th-minute header and a spot-kick four minutes from time.

San Marino resume their campaign against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 June, while Cyprus travel to Germany on 10 August.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/round=2000192/match=2006794/postmatch/report/index.html#cyprus+open+with

Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

San Marino

San Marino

1
IoannouKyriakos Ioannou (GK)
1
ManzaroliMattia Manzaroli (GK)
3
DemetriouStelios Demetriou
Goal28
2
MaianiDaniele Maiani
Substitution62
5
SielisValentinos Sielis
Goal70
3
MuracciniMarco Muraccini
6
PerikleousAngelos Perikleous
Substitution80
4
BrolliCristian Brolli
8
MichailMarkos Michail
Goal53
Goal76
Goal85
5
ColonnaMatteo Colonna
9
PittarasAndreas Pittaras
6
GiardiMattia Giardi (C)
10
EconomidesGeorgios Economides
Penalty20
7
CalzolariPietro Calzolari
Substitution81
11
DimosthenousCharalambos Dimosthenous
Goal6
8
GasperoniLorenzo Gasperoni
14
PantosStamatis Pantos
Substitution76
9
RondelliNicola Rondelli
Substitution55
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades (C)
10
StefanelliMattia Stefanelli
16
HadjivasiliGiannis Hadjivasili
Substitution65
11
CiavattaSimone Ciavatta

Substitutes

12
KittouAndreas Kittou (GK)
12
FrancioniMassimo Francioni (GK)
2
PetrouChristos Petrou
13
GennariFederico Gennari
4
L. FylaktouLambros Fylaktou
Substitution80
14
BenvenutiAndrea Benvenuti
7
AlkiviadouAndreas Alkiviadou
Substitution76
15
DolciniDavide Dolcini
Substitution62
13
ChatzigeorgiouAdamos Chatzigeorgiou
Substitution65
16
BuscariniLorenzo Buscarini
Substitution55
Yellow Card85
17
VasiliouAchilleas Vasiliou
17
GolinucciEnrico Golinucci
Substitution81
20
GiagkoudakiRafail Giagkoudaki
18
GenghiniGabriele Genghini

Coach

Savvas Paraskevas (CYP) Pier Angelo Manzaroli (SMR)

Referee

Davit Kharitonashvili (GEO)

Assistant referees

Guram Chigogidze (GEO), Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)

Fourth official

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

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