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Moldova see off San Marino challenge

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 20.15CET
Moldova 2-0 San Marino
Alexandr Curteian's charges moved to within three points of section leaders England thanks to two second-half goals.
by Evgheni Balaniuc
from Stadionul Sheriff
Moldova see off San Marino challenge
Igor Dima celebrates after putting Moldova ahead ©Boris Kharchenko

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Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 20.15CET

Moldova see off San Marino challenge

Moldova 2-0 San Marino
Alexandr Curteian's charges moved to within three points of section leaders England thanks to two second-half goals.

Moldova remain in the hunt for a top-two finish in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 thanks to victory against San Marino.

The hosts moved level on points with second-placed Wales and three behind section leaders England – having played a game more than the latter – with their second successive win. Igor Dima opened the scoring eight minutes into the second half and substitute Ion Ursu put the result beyond doubt seven minutes from time.

Moldova almost made the perfect start inside a minute but Nicolae Milinceanu saw his effort superbly saved by Andrea Manzaroli. That proved to be their only chance of the first half and they had to wait until the 53rd minute for the breakthrough, Dima heading in  Vasile Jardan's cross from the right.

Moldova continued to push forward and doubled their lead in the 83d minute when Ursu collected a long pass, surged into the area and scored from close range.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.18CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

San Marino

San Marino

1
KoşelevAlexei Koşelev (GK)
1
ManzaroliAndrea Manzaroli (GK)
3
Focşa Maxim Focşa
2
ProliGian Luca Proli
5
BogdanConstantin Bogdan
3
D. MaianiDaniele Maiani
6
V. JardanVasile Jardan
4
CesariniDavide Cesarini
Substitution89
7
ZasavitchiEugen Zasavitchi (C)
Substitution90
5
BrolliCristian Brolli
8
RaţăVadim Raţă
6
BiordiJuri Biordi
9
AntonGheorghe Anton
7
GolinucciAlessandro Golinucci
10
CarpCătălin Carp
Yellow Card32
8
ColombiniEugenio Colombini (C)
Substitution79
11
MilinceanuNicolae Milinceanu
9
BernardiMarco Bernardi
13
DimaIgor Dima
Goal53
10
TosiLuca Tosi
Yellow Card70
Substitution72
17
MateiSergiu Matei
Substitution55
11
Manuel BattistiniManuel Battistini

Substitutes

12
AvramCristian Avram (GK)
12
BerardiMichele Berardi (GK)
2
ȚurcanConstantin Țurcan
13
AluigiRiccardo Aluigi
Substitution79
4
BolşacovAlexandr Bolşacov
Substitution90
14
AngeliniNicolo' Angelini
Substitution89
14
MîrzaIurie Mîrza
15
BaizanMaximiliano Baizan
15
TironValeriu Tiron
16
CiambottaMirco Ciambotta
16
UrsuIon Ursu
Substitution55
Goal83
17
FaetaniniAngelo Faetanini
18
DulgheruMarcel Dulgheru
18
ZavoliAndrea Zavoli
Substitution72

Coach

Alexandru Curteian (MDA) Pierangelo Manzaroli (SMR)

Referee

Ádám Németh (HUN)

Assistant referees

László Viszokai (HUN), Peter Berettyán (HUN)

Fourth official

Ádám Farkas (HUN)

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