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Wales edge to Andorra victory

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 18.08CET
Andorra 0-1 Wales
An overhit back pass proved to be the home side's undoing as Bryan Flynn's side kicked off 2013 qualifying Group 3 with a victory.
by Sílvia Casals
from Estadi Comunal
Wales edge to Andorra victory
Brian Flynn saw his Wales side pick up three points ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AndorraWales

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
4
Corners4
 
3
Fouls committed9
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 18.08CET

Wales edge to Andorra victory

Andorra 0-1 Wales
An overhit back pass proved to be the home side's undoing as Bryan Flynn's side kicked off 2013 qualifying Group 3 with a victory.

An overhit back pass proved to be Andorra's undoing as Bryan Flynn's Wales kicked off their 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with three Group 3 points.

Ryan Doble and Elliott Chamberlain both had efforts on target for Wales early on before Justo Ruiz's Andorra came unstuck on 21 minutes, with defender Armand Fajardo inadvertently putting the ball beyond his goalkeeper, Oriol Oliva. It was hard luck for Andorra who looked more competitive after the break, and had three shots on Rhys Taylor's goal without making the breakthrough. In the dying moments of the match Andorra's Alvaro Guevara had the chance to earn his side a point but the striker failed to find the target.

Andorra are at home against Montenegro in their next qualifier on 3 June. Wales, who reached the 2009 play-offs and only just missed out on reaching that stage two years later, will not be in action until they travel to face the same opponents on 6 September.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.21CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Wales

Wales

1
OlivaOriol Oliva (GK)
1
R. TaylorRhys Taylor (GK)
2
FajardoArmand Fajardo
Goal21
2
MatthewsAdam Matthews
3
M. San NicolasMoises San Nicolas
3
RichardsAshley Richards (C)
5
RocaÀlex Roca
4
LucasLee Lucas
Yellow Card51
Substitution60
6
ValesMarc Vales (C)
5
AlfeiDaniel Alfei
7
L. San NicolasLuigi San Nicolas
6
BrownTroy Brown
Yellow Card19
8
VieiraXavier Vieira
7
J. TaylorJake Taylor
10
PousaCristopher Pousa
8
PartingtonJoseph Partington
12
Almeida SantosMario Almeida Santos
Substitution68
9
DobleRyan Doble
18
MartinsRafael Martins
Substitution46
10
ChamberlainElliott Chamberlain
Substitution69
19
G. SánchezGilbert Sánchez
Substitution80
11
J. WilliamsJonathan Williams
Substitution83

Substitutes

13
VinardellDaniel Vinardell (GK)
12
CornellDavid Cornell (GK)
4
MolinsSanti Molins
13
BenderTom Bender
9
GuevaraAlvaro Guevara
Substitution46
Yellow Card67
14
WalshJoseph Walsh
11
BertranSebastià Bertran
15
BodinBilly Bodin
Substitution60
16
BlancoLuis Blanco
Substitution80
16
CraigNathan Craig
17
Diego MarinhoDiego Marinho
Substitution68
17
OglebyRobert Ogleby
Substitution83
Yellow Card89
20
PereiraDominic Pereira
18
CassidyJake Cassidy
Substitution69

Coach

Justo Ruiz (AND) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Danny Huens (BEL), Yves De Neve (BEL)

Fourth official

Laurent Colemonts (BEL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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