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Albania round-up: Derby draw boosts Tirana

Published: Saturday 11 May 2002, 20.50CET
A 2-2 draw on Saturday between SK Tirana and KS Dinamo Tirana has kept the Albanian title race alive.

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Published: Saturday 11 May 2002, 20.50CET

Albania round-up: Derby draw boosts Tirana

A 2-2 draw on Saturday between SK Tirana and KS Dinamo Tirana has kept the Albanian title race alive.

A 2-2 draw today between SK Tirana and KS Dinamo Tirana has kept the Albanian title race alive.

Late equaliser
Tirana salvaged a late point at the Qemal Stafa stadium as Mahir Halili's last-minute strike kept his side within a point of leaders Dinamo with two games left. The visitors will be furious after twice throwing away the lead. Fjodor Xhafa gave them a 28th-minute lead, only for Ervin Bulku to hit back within 60 seconds. Daniel Xhafa restored Dinamo's advantage after 54 minutes, but Halili's equalizer kept his side's UEFA Champions League dream alive.

Apolonoia triumphant
KS Partizani remain in third place despite a 3-1 defeat at KS Apolonoia while KS Besëlidhja and KS Bylis shared the points after a hard-fought 1-1 draw. KS Erzeni beat KS Shkumbini 2-1 thanks to goals from Sokol Ishka and Endri Yzeiri.

Kaçi hat-trick
KS Flamurtari edged KS Teuta 1-0 and KF Lushnja were 2-1 winners at home to Luftëtari. KS Vallaznia Shkoder hammered KS Tomori 7-1, with Albert Kaçi's hat-trick the highlight.

Last updated: 12/05/02 1.48CET

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