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Skënderbeu eke out Debrecen victory

Published: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 23.26CET
KS Skënderbeu 1-0 Debreceni VSC
Sebino Plaku's 65th-minute goal earned the Albanian team their first European win and a slender lead to take into next week's second leg.
by Lysien Nurishmi
from Skënderbeu Stadium
Skënderbeu eke out Debrecen victory
Skënderbeu will start next Tuesday's second leg in the ascendancy ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 23.26CET

Skënderbeu eke out Debrecen victory

KS Skënderbeu 1-0 Debreceni VSC
Sebino Plaku's 65th-minute goal earned the Albanian team their first European win and a slender lead to take into next week's second leg.

KS Skënderbeu gained their first European victory at the third attempt, defeating Debreceni VSC in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round opener courtesy of Sebino Plaku's goal.

Beaten at this stage of the competition 12 months ago by APOEL FC in what was the Albanian club's maiden continental campaign, Skënderbeu have a good chance of at least progressing a stage further thanks to Plaku, the outstanding player on the night. The sides meet again in Hungary in a week's time.

Last updated: 17/07/12 23.30CET

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