The National Under 17 of San Marino completes its path in the qualifying mini-tournament for the European category by facing the host Romania who, like the Biancazzurrini, presents itself to the challenge coming from two foreseeable defeats against Germany and Russia.
Immediately under pressure the Romanians, who in the 4 ‘show themselves from the flag from where Benga brushes for Stefanescu’s head, ahead of everyone but imprecise from the edge of the small area. On a similar situation, four minutes later, Banu has the good ball in the scrum: his right-footed shot is saved on the line by Cervellini. In the middle, also a corner for San Marino, generated by the pressure on the deep launch for Ugolini: for the Titans they are not configured for opportunities.
Hard game, as shown by the back of the Renzi to the eleventh Sabotic prefers not to take disciplinary action. During the next minute, Sali accelerated and dribbled a couple of opponents in the lane before being cornered by Ciacci. On the next corner, charge against Borasco. The Biancoazzurri gladly lean on Renzi, skilled at taking free-kicks in his own half and in the opponent’s half. Overall, the Titans are well positioned on the pitch and Romania alternating on placed at long-range conclusions: in both cases, the San Marino defensive package holds up quite well and Borasco takes care of it when necessary. So on the 21 ‘, on Faragau’s fly from a tight angle, freed by Moraru’s heel, or on the 23’ on Borza’s central left-footer. Melniciuc’s stunt is more dangerous close to the half hour: on a corner to return to the usual Benga, Sali extends for the scissor kick of his teammate who frames the mirror and forces Borasco to intervene in two stages at the near post.
The Titans show up in the 30th minute with a nice action maneuvered from left to right which, after dribbling against Borza, leads Domeniconi to pocket for Sensoli. Slightly abundant sphere for the tip it had to slip between Horsia and Tudose. instead I specify the ball that Cervellini delivers to Sensoli himself, this time ahead of the opponent’s central players. All in vain for, given Mentz’s report of off-side. Even after the attempt from distance by Borza, caught by Borasco in the 40th minute, the result stopped at 0-0. A Break the balance then Moraru, able to finalize a vertical action initiated by Tudose. To review the position of Melniciuc, who comes to unload and then packs the assist for Moraru – perhaps over the line. The surgical diagonal of the Romanian winger remains, on which Borasco can do nothing. The advantage loads the boys from Mogosanu, very dangerous with the launch for Moraru – stopped in tandem by the Benvenuti twins – and even more so with Bani, who rushed on the wandering to the limit. Pretend destroyed to evade two opponents and penalty in motion shot high with the left-handed. The almost doubling is hit ten seconds from the end of recovery: Moraru crosses to the far post for captain Borza, who adjusts the ball and kicks at the near post to beat Borasco. San Marino protests for a possible control with the right arm of the midfielder, with the referee close by.
Double change at the beginning of the second half for Leoni who launched Gasperoni and Pari on the field. Romania shows up with Borza’s head shot and Banu’s conclusion from distance, which they call into question Borasco. For the 3-0 goal to wait for the 53rd minute: Bani goes down on Cervellini’s touch close to the foul line and takes charge of the serve, nosing on the barrier The action continues on the initiative of Moraru, who proposes again in the center for Borza who makes a double by sending to the intersection of the goalposts. At the time of the San Marino break, with the recovery of Valli Casadei who aims the defense deployed saves being closed in a slide by Stefanescu in the full penalty area. On the developments, the ball reaches the limit for Giacomo Benvenuti who svirgola with the right of the first corner.
Swirl of substitutions at the halfway point of the second half: for San Marino in Caddy and Giacobbi. Fifteen minutes from the end, Stefanescu kicks a free kick from 25 meters to the side. Same fate for Raul Nestor’s pumpkin in total freedom, who in the meantime took over from Melniciuc, who does not punish the uncertain exit of Borasco. Romania rounded up to pokerissimo in the last ten minutes, finding nets from Sali and Caragea. The first receives the ball on the trocar and goes into the goal with the Borza triangle, glacial in front of Borasco. The San Marino extreme then quick in the low exit on the same attacker who, triggered by a good filter from Aioanei in the 84th minute, must hasten the conclusion and send out. The 5-0 is for minutes: Aioanei exchanges with the newly entered Caragea and gains the bottom, before crossing on the near post where the very intelligent veil of Raul Nestor allows Caragea himself to beat with the left-handed from the edge of the area, just after the game with an all too severe result. The Biancoazzurrini have in fact kept up with their peers and Romanians for all the first half and only in the last minutes of the third match in six days have they succumbed to the thrusts of their well-known opponents.
U17, Qualifications to Euro 2022 | San Marino 0-5 Romania
SAN MARINO [4-1-4-1]
Borasco; Domeniconi, Ciacci, G. Benvenuti, T. Benvenuti; Valli Casadei; Ugolini (from 70 ‘Caddy), Cervellini (from 79’ Giacobbi), Renzi (from 46 ‘Pari), Yazici (from 46’ Gasperoni); Sensoli (from 88 ‘Molinari)
Available: Mularoni, Riccardi, Bollini, Famiglietti
Coach: Gianluca Leoni