Liechtenstein 0-0 San Marino: Visitors claim first ever away clean sheet
It took six years and 36 games but European football’s whipping boys San Marino have finally managed to claim a point.
And the goalless Nations League draw away to fellow minnows Liechtenstein – both countries have populations of fewer than 40,000 people – also saw them record their first clean sheet away from home in their 30-year history.
You have to go back to 2014 for their previous point, a 1-1 draw against Estonia, while their most recent draw away from home in a competitive game was in 2001 against Latvia.
Their record now reads won: 1, drawn: 4, lost: 162.
Mighty Liechtenstein’s record, meanwhile, is won: 17, drawn: 26, lost: 158
The Sammarinese the opening goal in a 7-1 thrashing by England as Graham Taylor’s side failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup.
- 2BrändleBooked at 23minsSubstituted forWolfingerat 75′minutes
- 23HoferSubstituted forOspeltat 45′minutes
- 3GöppelSubstituted forWolfingerat 45′minutes
- 13BüchelSubstituted forMeierat 8′minutesBooked at 81mins
- 15YildizBooked at 90mins
- 8SeleBooked at 90mins
- 18HaslerBooked at 82mins
- 12Lo Russo
- 6RossiBooked at 79mins
- 21LunadeiBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMularoniat 86′minutesBooked at 89mins
- 8GolinucciBooked at 63mins
- 20HirschBooked at 71mins
- Jørgen Burchardt
Match ends, Liechtenstein 0, San Marino 0.
Second Half ends, Liechtenstein 0, San Marino 0.
Aron Sele (Liechtenstein) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Aron Sele (Liechtenstein).
Nicola Nanni (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Fabio Wolfinger (Liechtenstein) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Philipp Ospelt (Liechtenstein) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolas Hasler.
Aron Sele (Liechtenstein) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Fabio Tomassini (San Marino).
Seyhan Yildiz (Liechtenstein) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Seyhan Yildiz (Liechtenstein).
Adolfo José Hirsch (San Marino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Livio Meier (Liechtenstein) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adolfo José Hirsch (San Marino).
Marcello Mularoni (San Marino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Fabio Wolfinger (Liechtenstein) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcello Mularoni (San Marino).
Attempt missed. Cristian Brolli (San Marino) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, San Marino. Conceded by Sandro Wolfinger.
Offside, San Marino. Cristian Brolli tries a through ball, but Fabio Tomassini is caught offside.