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Magnificent Manzaroli defies Greece

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 23.48CET
San Marino 0-0 Greece
San Marino earned their first point in qualifying Group 1 by virtue of a faultless goalkeeping display from Mattia Manzaroli.
by Luca Pelliccioni
Magnificent Manzaroli defies Greece
San Marion goalkeeper Mattia Manzaroli was in fine form against Greece ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 23.48CET

Magnificent Manzaroli defies Greece

San Marino 0-0 Greece
San Marino earned their first point in qualifying Group 1 by virtue of a faultless goalkeeping display from Mattia Manzaroli.

Serravale's Stadio Olimpico witnessed history as San Marino earned their first-ever point on home soil in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying thanks to an outstanding goalkeeping performance from Mattia Manzaroli.

The hosts conceded 30 goals in their previous seven Group 1 games, but showed remarkable fortitude to keep Greece at bay. Attack after attack was repelled, and the onslaught started early as Stelios Vasiliou tried his luck in the fourth minute from a tight angle. Manzaroli set the tone for the evening, however, turning the effort wide with a great stop.

Vasiliou was denied twice more in quick succession before he did manage to put the ball in the net – only for it to be ruled out for a foul. At the other end, Enrico Golinucci went close with an audacious 45-metre effort.

Greece continued their siege in the second period and Manzaroli once again pulled off a remarkable save to deny Aris Soiledis, whose free-kick was destined for the top corner.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.07CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Greece

Greece

1
ManzaroliMattia Manzaroli (GK)
1
GkeliosGiannis Gkelios (GK)
2
MaianiDaniele Maiani
3
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis (C)
3
MuracciniMarco Muraccini
Yellow Card50
Substitution79
4
KatsikasGiorgos Katsikas
Yellow Card63
4
GenghiniGabriele Genghini
5
LagosTassos Lagos
5
M. BerardiMarco Berardi
6
MantalosPetros Mantalos
6
Alex Della ValleAlex Della Valle (C)
Yellow Card22
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
7
CiavattaSimone Ciavatta
11
SoiledisAris Soiledis
8
GolinucciEnrico Golinucci
Substitution90+3
13
AnakoglouDimitris Anakoglou
Yellow Card44
Substitution67
9
BernardiMarco Bernardi
Yellow Card57
14
VasiliouStelios Vasiliou
10
GasperoniLorenzo Gasperoni
Substitution71
17
VlachodimosPanagiotis Vlachodimos
Substitution75
11
BattistiniManuel Battistini
18
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
FrancioniMassimo Francioni (GK)
12
GianniotisAndreas Gianniotis (GK)
13
AngeliniNicolo' Angelini
2
TzanakakisEmmanouil Tzanakakis
Substitution46
14
BenvenutiAndrea Benvenuti
7
VassilogiannisAndreas Vassilogiannis
Substitution75
15
CalzolariPietro Calzolari
Substitution71
Yellow Card83
8
MachairasDimitrios Machairas
16
LiveraniLorenzo Liverani
Substitution90+3
10
KarelisNikos Karelis
Substitution67
17
RinaldiGiacomo Rinaldi
Substitution79
15
AvlonitisTassos Avlonitis
18
ZonziniAlessandro Zonzini
16
KaramanosTasos Karamanos

Coach

Pier Angelo Manzaroli (SMR) Georgios Georgiadis (GRE)

Referee

Aleksandr Gauzer (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Sergei Vassyutin (KAZ), Sanzhar Iskakov (KAZ)

Fourth official

Bolat Karlibayev (KAZ)

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