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Qualifying round - Group H

Moldova - San Marino
3-0
 

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Second-half rally pushes Moldova past San Marino

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 21.01CET
Moldova 3-0 San Marino
Eugeniu Sidorenco scored twice as the hosts halted a run of four qualifying games without a win to ensure San Marino finish bottom of Group H.
by Evgheni Balaniuc
Second-half rally pushes Moldova past San Marino
Moldova celebrate a goal against San Marino ©Boris Kharchenko

Match statistics

Moldova
San Marino

3

Goals scored

0

22

Total attempts

6

8

Attempts on target

3

10

off target

3

5

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

2

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

Last updated: 12/10/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 21.01CET

Second-half rally pushes Moldova past San Marino

Moldova 3-0 San Marino
Eugeniu Sidorenco scored twice as the hosts halted a run of four qualifying games without a win to ensure San Marino finish bottom of Group H.

Eugeniu Sidorenco scored twice as Moldova ended a sequence of four qualifying games without a win by sweeping aside San Marino 3-0.

The home team's patient approach finally bore fruit ten minutes after the interval when Viorel Frunza broke the deadlock. FC Tom Tomsk forward Sidorenco struck soon after and added to his tally right on full time to consign the visitors to their ninth straight defeat in FIFA World Cup Group H.

Ion Caras's men started with optimism and intent but failed to capitalise on a litany of chances as Alexandru Dedov, Anatolie Doroş and Frunza all misfired before Igor Armaş headed against the woodwork. They were almost made to pay for their profligacy when goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu denied Danilo Rinaldi at point-blank range.

Moldova wrested back the initiative after the restart and punctured the away side's resolve thanks to quickfire strikes from 33-year-old Frunza and Sidorenco. Substitute Alexandru Antoniuc – a dynamic presence throughout the second period – then crossed for Sidorenco to complete the formalities a minute from time.

Last updated: 08/05/14 3.14CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008732/postmatch/report/index.html#moldova+ease+victory

Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

San Marino

San Marino

23Ilie Cebanu (GK)1Aldo Simoncini (GK)
2Igor Armaş2Fabio Vitaioli
3Victor Golovatenco (C)3Mirko Palazzi
Yellow Card30
7Artur Ioniţa
Yellow Card87
4Maicol Berretti
Substitution64
8Alexandru Gaţcan
Yellow Card80
Substitution86
5Davide Simoncini
10Alexandru Dedov6Alessandro Della Valle (C)
11Viorel Frunză
Goal55
7Carlo Valentini
Substitution80
14Vitalie Bordian8Alex Gasperoni
Yellow Card87
15Anatolie Doroş
Substitution46
9Danilo Rinaldi
Substitution82
20Eugeniu Sidorenco
Goal59
Goal89
10Enrico Cibelli
Yellow Card84
22Gheorghe Andronic
Substitution68
11Michele Cervellini
Yellow Card45+1

Substitutes

1Stanislav Namaşco (GK)12Fabio Macaluso (GK)
12Serghei Paşcenco (GK)13Manuel Battistini
Substitution64
4Iulian Erhan14Giacomo Benedettini
5Petru Racu15Alessandro Bianchi
Substitution82
6Anatolie Boeştean16Juri Biordi
9Alexandru Antoniuc
Substitution46
17Lorenzo Gasperoni
Substitution80
13Serghei Gheorghiev18Gabriele Genghini
16Alexandru Suvorov
Substitution68
17Andrei Cojocari
Substitution86
18Artur Patraş
19Alexandru Paşcenco
21Alexandru Grossu

Coach

Ion Caras (MDA) Giampaolo Mazza (SMR)

Referee

Ignasi Villamayor Rozados (AND)

Assistant referees

Laudino Lopez (AND), Rui Miquel Maciel De Queiros (AND)

Fourth official

Radu Petrescu (ROU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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