Zimbru - Chisinau 11/10/2013 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

Moldova - San Marino
3-0
 

Moldova - San Marino 3-0 - 11/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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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

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