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Qualifying round - Group 1

San Marino - Finland
0-0
 

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Staunch San Marino stifle Finland

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 22.45CET
San Marino 0-0 Finland
New home coach Mirco Papini enjoyed a fine start as his team held on to defy dominant visitors who had two men dismissed in added time.
by Luca Pelliccioni
Staunch San Marino stifle Finland
San Marino goalkeeper Elia Benedettini came away with a clean sheet ©Filippo Pruccoli
 

Match statistics

San Marino
Finland

0

Goals scored

0

2

Total attempts

19

1

on target

2

0

off target

16

1

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

6

0

Offsides

5

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

2

7

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

7

Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Finland

Finland

1Benedettini (GK)1Viitala (GK)
2Battistini3Saksela
3Cesarini
Substitution85
4D. O'Shaughnessy
4Biordi5Lam
Yellow Card67
Red Card90+4
5Brolli6Heimonen
Substitution68
6Faetanini9Väyrynen (C)
7Proli10Lod
8Colombini (C)
Yellow Card54
11Alho
9Bernardi13Peth
Substitution60
10Golinucci
Yellow Card90+5
17Klinga
Substitution85
11Muraccini18Yaghoubi
Yellow Card30
Red Card90+3

Substitutes

12Manzaroli (GK)12Sahlgren (GK)
13Angelini7Skrabb
Substitution60
14Baizan8Paananen
Substitution68
15Berardi14Väisänen
Substitution85
16Righi16Aspegren
17Tosi19Hertsi
18Zonzini
Substitution85
20Ojala

Coaches

Mirco Papini (ITA) Tommi Kautonen (FIN)

Referee

Michael Johansen (DEN)

Standings

Last updated: 20/05/2014 08:19 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 22.45CET

Staunch San Marino stifle Finland

San Marino 0-0 Finland
New home coach Mirco Papini enjoyed a fine start as his team held on to defy dominant visitors who had two men dismissed in added time.

San Marino resisted staunchly to hold visiting Finland to a 0-0 draw and bring an end to a four-match losing streak.

With coach Pier Angelo Manzaroli recently taking charge of the senior side, this game was a debut for replacement Mirco Papini. The new boss enjoyed a bright start in the hot seat as San Marino bounced back from a 9-0 loss to England in their last outing in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1.

The hosts were on the back foot for much of the contest, and though they restricted their opponents to long-range efforts, Finland still had 16 shots on goal. Janne Saksela forced a save from Elia Benedettini and Nikolai Alho fired narrowly past the post in the best of the chances.

While they responded with just one effort of their own, the stubborn Sammarinese battled to a clean sheet that increases their points' total to four, after their surprise matchday four defeat of Wales.

Finnish frustration was compounded in added time when they lost both Moshtagh Yaghoubi and Thomas Lam to dismissals after each picked up a second yellow card.

Last updated: 06/03/14 0.50CET

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