European Championship Qualifying - Group E
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San Marino 0-0 Estonia

Aldo Simoncini
Goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini kept only San Marino's fourth clean sheet

San Marino secured their first point in European Championship qualifying history as they drew with Estonia.

The result ended a 61-game losing run on a notable night for Europe's football minnows as Liechtenstein edged to a 1-0 victory in Moldova.

Former Darlington midfielder Franz Burgmeier scored for Liechtenstein.

Three of Europe's bottom five countries in the Fifa world rankings have now picked up points this week, with Faroe Islands stunning Greece on Friday.

Andorra and new boys Gibraltar are the only teams never to have won a European qualifying point.

San Marino, who lost 5-0 to England at Wembley in October, played their first official game in 1990 and have never won a competitive fixture.

Ranked 208th and joint-last alongside Bhutan in the Fifa world rankings, their sole victory was a 1-0 friendly defeat of Liechtenstein in 2004.

Liechtenstein's win, meanwhile, was their first in a competitive match since June 2011 and their first in an away qualifying match for more than a decade.

On Friday, Joan Edmundsson's goal gave Faroe Islands, ranked 187th in the world, a shock win over Greece.

Line-ups

San Marino

  • 1Simoncini
  • 2Bonini
  • 4Vitaioli
  • 5SimonciniBooked at 11mins
  • 6Brolli
  • 3PalazziBooked at 57mins
  • 7HirschSubstituted forBattistiniat 60'minutes
  • 8Chiaruzzi
  • 9Tosi
  • 11VitaioliSubstituted forGolinucciat 77'minutes
  • 10SelvaSubstituted forRinaldiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Muraccini
  • 13Battistini
  • 14Berardi
  • 15Berretti
  • 16Cervellini
  • 17Coppini
  • 18Golinucci
  • 19Mazza
  • 20Rinaldi
  • 21Simoncini
  • 22Stefanelli
  • 23Benedettini

Estonia

  • 12Aksalu
  • 23Teniste
  • 4MorozovBooked at 68mins
  • 21ArtjuninSubstituted forTeeverat 74'minutes
  • 5Kruglov
  • 18MetsBooked at 90mins
  • 16Antonov
  • 6DmitrijevBooked at 1minsSubstituted forLindpereat 45'minutes
  • 14Vassiljev
  • 11OjamaaSubstituted forAnierat 62'minutes
  • 10Zenjov

Substitutes

  • 1Pareiko
  • 2Lindpere
  • 3Bärengrub
  • 7Subbotin
  • 8Anier
  • 9Hunt
  • 13Vunk
  • 15Teever
  • 17Jääger
  • 19Pikk
  • 22Londak
Referee:
Dr. Felix Brych

Match Stats

Home TeamSan MarinoAway TeamEstonia
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away12
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, San Marino 0, Estonia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, San Marino 0, Estonia 0.

Booking

Karol Mets (Estonia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Karol Mets (Estonia).

Luca Tosi (San Marino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ingemar Teever (Estonia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Konstantin Vassiljev with a cross.

Corner, Estonia. Conceded by Davide Simoncini.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Vassiljev (Estonia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ilja Antonov.

Offside, Estonia. Ingemar Teever tries a through ball, but Henri Anier is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ingemar Teever (Estonia) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Dmitri Kruglov with a cross.

Corner, Estonia. Conceded by Davide Simoncini.

Substitution

Substitution, San Marino. Danilo Ezequiel Rinaldi replaces Andy Selva.

Attempt missed. Manuel Battistini (San Marino) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Tosi.

Attempt saved. Igor Morozov (Estonia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Konstantin Vassiljev with a cross.

Corner, Estonia. Conceded by Cristian Brolli.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Bonini (San Marino) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicola Chiaruzzi.

Attempt missed. Andy Selva (San Marino) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mirko Palazzi following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, San Marino. Enrico Golinucci replaces Matteo Vitaioli.

Corner, San Marino. Conceded by Taijo Teniste.

Corner, Estonia. Conceded by Aldo Junior Simoncini.

Attempt saved. Ilja Antonov (Estonia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dmitri Kruglov.

Substitution

Substitution, Estonia. Ingemar Teever replaces Artjom Artjunin.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Vassiljev (Estonia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Lindpere with a cross.

Corner, Estonia. Conceded by Mirko Palazzi.

Foul by Sergei Zenjov (Estonia).

Cristian Brolli (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Andy Selva (San Marino) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matteo Vitaioli.

Booking

Igor Morozov (Estonia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Igor Morozov (Estonia).

Matteo Vitaioli (San Marino) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, San Marino. Nicola Chiaruzzi tries a through ball, but Andy Selva is caught offside.

Foul by Ilja Antonov (Estonia).

Mirko Palazzi (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Konstantin Vassiljev (Estonia) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the left. Assisted by Ilja Antonov.

Foul by Artjom Artjunin (Estonia).

Andy Selva (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergei Zenjov (Estonia).

Aldo Junior Simoncini (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, San Marino. Giovanni Bonini tries a through ball, but Andy Selva is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Matteo Vitaioli (San Marino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Manuel Battistini.

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