History is made in Serravalle, but unfortunately not in the desired sense. This time it is even 3-0 for Andorra, which finds its best result ever against a San Marino, from a double crossing as much anticipated as unexpected in a qualifying round, he comes out with broken bones. 5-0 between home and home match practically not played, because beyond the passive, the real note of demerit lies in the inability to create opportunities. Varrella first of all rejected, whose initial choices – net of the many, important absences – are at least questionable: Mularoni fake attacking winger in what is in fact a 4-1-4-1, understandable if you have unrivaled Poland in front of you, less if against there is an opponent that you must try to worry about. With Hirsch, Vitaioli and Ceccaroli on the bench – and having entered the match already compromised – David Tomassini is the only offensive to support a Nanni who is too lonely.
A wait-and-see choice that bears fruit, because at 10th Andorra is already ahead: Fernandez from the edge, Elia Benedettini rejects and on the rebound Pujol magic is invented, coordinating a turn of the right on which nothing can be done. San Marino takes the blow and is not seen for half an hour, then Nanni tries to make sense of the evening with a couple of nice openings on the left-handed. On the first, Alessandro Golinucci and Tomassini prepare it and Enrico Golinucci kicks on goal from outside, but without giving Alvarez any headaches. With the second, instead, Tomassini leaves behind, who, however, loses the moment and instead of denying goes with a vain service for Mularoni.
This is the maximum of the biancazzurri, vice versa Benedettini is still called into question by the penalty of Cervòs and by the triangle between Fernandez and Moreno, resolved with a perfect low exit on the first. Then again Pujol enters with a cannon on the bank of Martinez, this time the steering wheel goes out. With the recovery immediately insidious punishment of Alàez that Benedettini deflects for a corner, Pujol beats to the limit where Moreno is free and invented another feat for the doubling. Varrella slowly gets ahead, but now the spirit has vanished and the score does not change.
Martinez for the head of Alavedra, Fernandez is close to correcting on the net. So two almost photocopied occasions: Alàez for Pujol, Benedettini is not perfect but he saves himself on Martinez with the help of Manuel Battistini. And again Pujol – MVP of the evening – on the wrong postponement of Simoncini, Benedettini rejects central again and this time Fernandez does not forgive: for Andorra joy and history, for San Marino total darkness.