Conference League, historic enterprise of the Three Flowers
The successor against the Luxembourgers of Fola Esch enters history: a decisive goal by Joel Nunez Mastroianni, Spanish striker from Atletico Ascoli (Marche excellence)
If the protagonist did not come from the small Republic of San Marino, it would only be a victory in the first leg of the first preliminary round of the Conference League with the qualification still open. On the other hand, the 0-1 with which Tre Fiori beat the Luxembourgers of Fola Esch enters the annals of football, because it is the first away victory of a team from San Marino in the European Cups, after 22 years of participation. To sign it, subverting the predictions against the third force of the top division, is Joel Nunez Mastroianni, Spanish striker from Atletico Ascoli, Excellence from the Marche, with a goal in the 85th minute.
No high-sounding names to garnish the Tre Fiori squad, but a cohesive group entrusted to coach Andy Selva, former striker of Padua, Spal and Sassuolo and icon of San Marino football with record of goals and appearances in the national team. Selva was at the international victory at the helm of a club this “climbs on the podium in my memories – he says -“, where they already find a place “the goal with which in 2004 we beat Liechtenstein in what is so far the only success of the national team and promotion to Serie B with Sassuolo scoring 11 goals. But then I was on the pitch and I only had to think about running and scoring, now I manage a group of 24 players and it’s much more difficult. “
yet another undertaking
A record that for the Tre Fiori, 8 Titan Cups and 8 Scudetti in the palmares, also means becoming the only team in San Marino to have achieved positive results in the preliminaries of the three European cups: double 1-1 with the Andorrani of Saint Julià in Champions, influential victory with the Welsh Bala Town in the Europa League and now this 0-1 in the Conference, waiting for the return to the San Marino Stadium on Thursday 14th.
Records that vanish when Selva returns to thinking about the pitch, because “the team gave me answers, but paradoxically in the return it will be more difficult. We will have to manage the enthusiasm well and be ready for the reaction of the Fola Esch, which I expect more aggressive. to obtain the passage of the turn, so that it can be destined as a business “.
July 8 – 8:10 pm
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