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San Marino break EURO duck against Estonia

Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 19.50CET
San Marino 0-0 Estonia
Aldo Simoncini kept only San Marino's fourth-ever clean sheet as they ended a 59-game wait for a UEFA EURO qualifying point.
San Marino break EURO duck against Estonia
Aldo Simoncini helped San Marino make history ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

San MarinoEstonia

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)36
 
64
Total attempts12
 
16
on target2
 
5
off target6
 
7
blocked4
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
11
Offsides3
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
11

Standings

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Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 19.50CET

San Marino break EURO duck against Estonia

San Marino 0-0 Estonia
Aldo Simoncini kept only San Marino's fourth-ever clean sheet as they ended a 59-game wait for a UEFA EURO qualifying point.

San Marino end a 59-match wait for a UEFA EURO qualifying point
Goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini keeps Estonia at bay in the rain
San Marino's fourth clean sheet marks the fifth time they have avoided defeat in 124 games
The Sammarinese are still three points adrift at the bottom of Group E
Next games: Slovenia v San Marino, Switzerland v Estonia (27 March)

San Marino had lost their first 59 UEFA EURO qualifying matches but Pierangelo Manzaroli's team are now off the mark after holding Estonia in Serravalle.

Estonia took time to threaten although Sergei Zenjov had a 28th-minute chance saved by Aldo Simoncini. San Marino then forced a succession of corners themselves, Mihkel Aksalu having to punch off the line and in the end Cristian Brolli heading wide. At the close of the first half Henrik Ojamaa sliced wide as the Baltic side were frustrated.

Just before the hour Estonia looked set to break through but Artjom Artjunin's header was excellently kept out by Simoncini. Still, Magnus Pehrsson's team pressed, Ilja Antonov having a strike tipped wide, yet in the driving rain San Marino held on for only their fourth-ever shutout and their third competitive point following two in FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.46CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Estonia

Estonia

1
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
12
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK)
2
BoniniGiovanni Bonini
4
MorozovIgor Morozov
Yellow Card68
3
PalazziMirko Palazzi
Yellow Card57
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
4
F. VitaioliFabio Vitaioli
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
Yellow Card1
Substitution46
5
D. SimonciniDavide Simoncini
Yellow Card11
10
ZenjovSergei Zenjov
6
BrolliCristian Brolli
11
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
Substitution62
7
HirschJosé Hirsch
Substitution60
14
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev (C)
8
ChiaruzziNicola Chiaruzzi
16
AntonovIlja Antonov
9
TosiLuca Tosi
18
MetsKarol Mets
Yellow Card90+2
10
SelvaAndy Selva (C)
Substitution83
21
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
Substitution74
11
M. VitaioliMatteo Vitaioli
Substitution77
23
TenisteTaijo Teniste

Substitutes

23
E. BenedettiniElia Benedettini (GK)
1
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
12
G. MuracciniGiacomo Muraccini (GK)
22
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
13
Manuel BattistiniManuel Battistini
Substitution60
2
LindpereJoel Lindpere
Substitution46
14
BerardiMarco Berardi
3
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
15
BerrettiMaicol Berretti
7
SubbotinIgor Subbotin
16
CervelliniMichele Cervellini
8
Henri AnierHenri Anier
Substitution62
17
CoppiniMatteo Coppini
9
HuntRimo Hunt
18
E. GolinucciEnrico Golinucci
Substitution77
13
VunkMartin Vunk
19
MazzaPier Filippo Mazza
15
TeeverIngemar Teever
Substitution74
20
D. RinaldiDanilo Rinaldi
Substitution83
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
21
M. SimonciniMichael Simoncini
19
PikkArtur Pikk
22
StefanelliMattia Stefanelli

Coach

Pierangelo Manzaroli (SMR) Magnus Pehrsson (SWE)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Assistant referees

Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Marco Achmüller (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Felix Zwayer (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)

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