Euro 2016: San Marino Score First Away Goal in 14 Years, Celebrate Accordingly (Video)

Alan Duffy

8th, September 2015


San Marino don’t usually have much to cheer about, with their footballing world an arduous mix of plucky maulings and spirited batterings.

However, away to Lithuania on Tuesday night, the perennial minnows enjoyed a rare moment of joy.

The hosts took an early lead, courtesy of a strike from Fiodor Černych. However, on 50 minutes, Lithuania ‘keeper Giedrius Arlauskis saw red for a foul on Danilo Rinaldi.

Then, from the resulting free-kick, Matteo Vitaioli fired through the home side’s wall to notch San Marino’s fifth-ever competitive away goal and their first in 14 years (since April 2001, 1-1 vs Latvia).

Not surprisingly, the whole squad celebrated in style…

Sadly for the minnows, a last-gasp winner from Lukas Spalvis ended their hopes of a precious away point.

Still, they scored an away goal, which for them is rather momentous!

(Video: Omar via 101gg)

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  1. EDub says:

    Some of our so-called stars need to watch this to remember that it is indeed a pleasure to be able to play football for your national team, AND to get paid to do so!

  2. Jarren says:

    Such a killer blow to have that goal at the end.

    Even still, I am certain that all of San Marino are very proud of their team.

    Well done! That was indeed a thunderbolt.

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