16th October 2012
World Cup Qualifier
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
San Marino 0-2 Moldova
Ah the agony! With 20 minutes remaining, San Marino were well and truly in this one with the scores still at 0-0. A famous draw was so close you could almost touch it.
But the final twenty minutes told a familiar tale. As with the England match last week it took a penalty to break the deadlock, on this occasion substitute Serghei Dadu scored within a minute of coming on the pitch.
A deflated San Marino conceded a second a few minutes later after some poor defending to Alexandru Epureanu’s header and that was that. There was still time for San Marino to come agonisingly close to registering a goal, but Fabio Vitaioli was unable to convert, so still no goals to celebrate.
But what a close performance this was, and a real encouragement despite the ovbious disappointment at coming so close to terrific point.
Match highlights are here…
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