San Marino make historical past by scoring three video games in a row for the very first time
San Marino are within the type of their lives after dropping their final three video games, as bizarre as that sounds.
The microstate, who’ve received only one match of their historical past, broke all precedent on Monday night time by scoring a purpose towards Finland. The strike was their third in three successive outings, a feat they’ve by no means achieved earlier than.
Filippo Berardi took the glory, calmly changing a 97th minute penalty which sparked a pitch invasion from San Marino’s subs bench. The purpose wasn’t sufficient to assert any factors, with Finland holding on to seal a 2-1 to consign San Marino to their tenth successive defeat in qualifying, however you would not have identified it judging by the on-field celebrations after the late comfort.
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On Friday they misplaced 3-1 to Kazakhstan, a month after being narrowly overwhelmed 2-1 by Denmark. Scoring towards the Kazakhs marked the primary time San Marino had netted in back-to-back matches in 18 years, and there in all probability is not a Sammarinese alive who thought they’d ever witness targets in three successive video games.
The minnows, who’re the lowest-ranked nationwide crew on the planet, conceded 31 targets of their Euro 2024 qualifying marketing campaign, bettering the 46 they conceded of their 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign, and the 51 they shipped throughout qualifying for each Euro 2020 and the 2018 World Cup.
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Last night time’s fixture was the 201st in San Marino’s historical past. Of these video games they’ve received one and drawn eight, dropping a whopping 192. They’ve by no means received a aggressive fixture, with their solely victory coming in a pleasant towards Lichtenstein in 2004.
Arguably their best-ever end result was sealing a 0-0 draw towards Turkey in 1993, three years after their first official match. The crew has scored 31 targets in its historical past, which means that roughly 10% of their targets have been scored within the final month.