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Samper's header worths three golden points

It was not the brightest game, but Andorra got a vital win against a direct opponent that takes them away from the dangerous zone thanks to a late goal from Sergi Samper. The midfielder, who until now had only scored one goal in his entire professional career, gave the victory to the Tricolours after heading a set piece kicked by Álvaro Martín.

The first half was boring with both teams too fearful to take any risk. Huesca were trying to press high and to have some long possession, but most of the first 45 minutes have been spent with the Tricolours unsuccessfully trying to find space in the visiting defense. Only Alex Calvo brought something different thanks to his one-on-one skills. Actually, he had the two only opportunities before half-time: the first on a header after a corner and, a few minutes later, after a great individual move.

After the break, the pace of the match continued similarly, with little approach to the areas until the final quarter of an hour of play beyond a shot from Joaquin (61'). But from the 75th minute, the match opened up a bit and Diego Pampín first and Álex Calvo a minute later tried it with two shots from outside the area. For their part, Huesca replied with their best chance on a Kento shot that saved Dani Martin.

But in the 90th minute, when the game was dying, the final blow came in the most surprising way: Álvaro Martín put a set piece inside the area and Samper, alone, headed the ball into the back of the net to give Andorra three golden points.

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