It’s all about the little victories for San Marino.
The tiny republic hasn’t won an international match since 2004, but at least they’ve scored more goals this month than Cristiano Ronaldo.
On the surface, a 2–1 loss to Lithuania isn’t anything to write home about. But the goal was the first one the San Marinese scored in 34 away matches, so they got a little cocky.
Goles de San Marino en septiembre: 1— Selección San Marino (@sanmarinopasion) September 8, 2015
Goles de Cristiano Ronaldo en septiembre: 0
San Marino >>>>> Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 24-square mile nation is located surrounded entirely by Italy and has roughly 32,000 residents. The national soccer team is downright awful, having won just one game, in April 2004 against the similarly miniscule principality of Liechtenstein. Ronaldo, meanwhile, is arguably the most recognizable player in the world.
If Cristiano wants to fire back at the San Marinese, he can just point out that he never went on strike two weeks before a big qualifying match.
- Dan Gartland