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San Marino lose to Finland but score in the third consecutive match 

San Marino still has no first competitive victory, but their Euro 2024 qualifying season will be remembered for some other memorable firsts.

San Marino still has no first competitive victory, but their Euro 2024 qualifying season will be remembered for some other memorable firsts.

Milestone Goals for San Marino

San Marino, despite facing defeats in the Euro qualifiers, achieved historic milestones with their recent goal-scoring streak. After a two-year goal drought, they broke the spell with a goal against Denmark in a 2-1 loss. 

Following this, their goal against Kazakhstan in a 3-1 defeat marked the first time in 18 years that San Marino scored in consecutive matches.

Landmark Moment Against Finland

At San Marino Stadium, history was made once again as Filippo Berardi’s 97th-minute penalty against Finland became the first instance in their history where the team scored in three consecutive matches.

Highlights of the Finland Match

Despite a goalless first half where San Marino held Finland at bay, Finland’s midfielder Pyry Soiri opened the scoring in the 50th minute. Soiri struck again eight minutes later, sealing a 2-0 victory for Finland.

Significance for Finland

Finland’s win secured their third-place finish in Group H, ensuring their progression to the play-offs for next year’s tournament in Germany.

San Marino’s recent achievements in scoring consecutively, despite their losses, showcase the team’s determination and historic milestones in international football, marking a notable chapter in their footballing journey.

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