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Season review: Andorra

Published: Thursday 25 June 2015, 14.35CET
FC Santa Coloma retained the league title but missed out on the double after a fine performance from UE Sant Julià goalkeeper Jesús Coca in the cup final.
by Álvaro Macho
Season review: Andorra
Champions again, Santa Coloma ©Silvia Casals

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Published: Thursday 25 June 2015, 14.35CET

Season review: Andorra

FC Santa Coloma retained the league title but missed out on the double after a fine performance from UE Sant Julià goalkeeper Jesús Coca in the cup final.

Champions: FC Santa Coloma
Richard Imbernón's side were crowned champions for the ninth time on an enthralling final day. Santa Coloma's fate rested in their own hands following a 2-1 win against FC Lusitans the previous week and they did not let nerves get in the way as they defeated UE Sant Julià 3-1 to take the title for the third successive year. "We didn't start the league very well, but we managed to play well when we needed to, and we came into the last game of the season touching the trophy," said Ildefons Lima. "We did not miss out on the chance we had."

Cup final: FC Santa Coloma 1-1 UE Sant Julià (Sant Julià win 5-4 on penalties)
That Sant Julià prevented Santa Coloma from completing a league and cup double was in no small part down to their goalkeeper Jesús Coca. He saved the fourth Santa Coloma penalty, taken by their No1 Eloy Casals, and then dusted himself off to score the decisive spot kick, enabling Sant Julià to retain the cup. After a goalless 90 minutes, extra-time strikes by Gabi Riera and Rodrigo Guida ensured the need for penalties.

European places
FC Santa Coloma – UEFA Champions League first qualifying round
FC Lusitans – UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
UE Sant Julià – UEFA Europa League first qualifying round

Player of the year: Victor Rodríguez (UE Santa Coloma)
The Andorran international was a key figure in helping Santa Coloma finish third, a point shy of second-placed FC Lusitans. He scored six goals –  five in the regular season and one in the play-offs.

One to look out for: Sebastià Bertrán (FC Ordino)
The Ordino midfielder is part of a new generation forcing their way into national team coach Koldo Alvarez's plans. On target six times in the league last term, the 22-year-old first made his mark in 2011/12 when he scored for Lusitans against NK Varaždin in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round.

Leading scorer: Cristian Martínez (FC Santa Coloma) – 22 goals

Relegated: Inter Club d'Escaldes

Promoted: Penya Encarnada d'Andorra

Last updated: 25/06/15 16.36CET

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