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Skënderbeu seal maiden Super Cup success

Published: Monday 19 August 2013, 12.38CET
KS Skënderbeu secured their first Albanian Super Cup success with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory against cup winners KF Laçi after both sides had a man sent off in a 1-1 draw.
by Fatjon Pandovski
Skënderbeu seal maiden Super Cup success
Skënderbeu celebrate their success ©www.albaniasoccer.com
Published: Monday 19 August 2013, 12.38CET

Skënderbeu seal maiden Super Cup success

KS Skënderbeu secured their first Albanian Super Cup success with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory against cup winners KF Laçi after both sides had a man sent off in a 1-1 draw.

KS Skënderbeu clinched their first Albanian Super Cup crown in dramatic fashion with a penalty shoot-out victory over KF Laçi after the match ended 1-1 with both sides down to ten men.

Reigning champions Skënderbeu were seeking to make amends for defeats in their last two Super Cup outings and they made the perfect start when Pero Pejić converted Leonit Abazi's sixth-minute cross. Their task of defending a narrow lead was seemingly made easier when Laçi defender Carls was sent off following a tackle on Mario Morina with 21 minutes remaining.

However, Stipe Buljan struck in the third minute of added time and Skënderbeu then had a man sent off themselves when Nurudeen Orelesi saw red two minutes later. Neither side managed to grab a winner in extra time and Skënderbeu held their nerve to run out 5-4 winners in the shoot-out.

Last updated: 05/09/13 10.56CET

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