Stadio Olimpico - Serravalle 06/09/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 1

San Marino - Wales
1-0
 

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San Marino record historic victory against Wales

Published: Saturday 7 September 2013, 0.45CET
San Marino 1-0 Wales
Juri Biordi's 22nd-minute strike proved sufficient for the home team to rewrite the history books and record their first win in Group I.
by Luca Pelliccioni
San Marino record historic victory against Wales
Juri Biordi scores San Marino's winner against Wales ©Foto Pruccoli
 

Match statistics

San Marino
Wales

1

Goals scored

0

5

Total attempts

14

1

on target

3

3

off target

7

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

0

Corners

7

1

Offsides

9

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

22

22

Fouls suffered

15

Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Wales

Wales

1Benedettini (GK)
Yellow Card74
1Ward (GK)
2Proli2Freeman
Yellow Card59
3Battistini
Yellow Card34
3Fox
4Cesarini4Evans
5Ciambotta5Tancock
6Biordi
Goal22
Yellow Card50
Substitution60
6Walsh
7Tosi7Burns
Yellow Card76
Substitution84
8Colombini (C)8Huws (C)
Yellow Card56
Substitution66
9Bernardi9Cassidy
Substitution54
10A. Golinucci10Lawrence
11Baizan
Substitution71
11Isgrove
Yellow Card54

Substitutes

12A. Manzaroli (GK)12Roberts (GK)
13Angelini13Ray
14Faetanini
Substitution60
14Lucas
15Francini15Bodin
Substitution84
16Righi16Hewitt
17A. Zavoli
Substitution71
17Bradshaw
Substitution54
18Zonzini18Ogleby
Substitution66

Coaches

Pierangelo Manzaroli (SMR) Geraint Williams (WAL)

Referee

Dejan Jakimovksi (MKD)

Standings

Last updated: 09/09/2013 07:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Saturday 7 September 2013, 0.45CET

San Marino record historic victory against Wales

San Marino 1-0 Wales
Juri Biordi's 22nd-minute strike proved sufficient for the home team to rewrite the history books and record their first win in Group I.

San Marino made history by overcoming Wales 1-0 to record a rare win in Group I. 

It was the nation's first success in UEFA competition (other than a forfeit win) since their Under-17 side got the better of Andorra in 2002. "We won through a combination of hard work, skill and organisation. We also had a bit of luck but this is a historic moment for us and something to celebrate," said coach Pier Angelo Manzaroli. "I would like to congratulate all my players. The entire nation should be proud of them." 

Manzaroli's team withstood heavy pressure in Serravalle and poured scorn on their underdog status when Juri Biordi turned in Manuel Battistini's free-kick at the back post. It needed a moment of inspiration to lift Welsh spirits and Thomas Lawrence almost provided it, capitalising on a defensive slip by Gian Luca Proli and firing centimetres wide. 

The 19-year-old midfielder dragged another effort past a post on the stroke of half-time as San Marino paused for breath. Goalkeeper Elia Benedettini had to be at his best in the second half to deny Lloyd Isgrove before Robert Ogleby induced palpitations among the home support when he conspired to plant a header from Lee Evans' corner off target.

Last updated: 07/09/13 10.29CET

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