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Stabæk smiling after Tirana draw

Published: Wednesday 15 July 2009, 19.45CET
KF Tirana 1-1 Stabæk IF
The Norwegian champions hold the advantage ahead of next Tuesday's return on home soil thanks to a precious away goal.
by Fatjon Pandovski
Stabæk smiling after Tirana draw
Devis Mukaj scored Tirana's equaliser against Stabæk ©www.albaniasoccer.com

Match statistics

TiranaStabæk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 July 2009, 19.45CET

Stabæk smiling after Tirana draw

KF Tirana 1-1 Stabæk IF
The Norwegian champions hold the advantage ahead of next Tuesday's return on home soil thanks to a precious away goal.

Stabæk IF hold the advantage ahead of next Tuesday's return in Norway after collecting a 1-1 draw at Albanian champions KF Tirana in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round opener.

Mukaj equaliser
The Eliteserien side could even have celebrated an away victory after taking the lead through Daigo Kobayashi with 34 minutes gone but they were pegged back five minutes after the interval when Devis Mukaj found the target. Neither team was able to add to their tally after that and the tie remains poised for further intrigue next week.

'Good result'
The host's Croatian coach Ilija Lončarević had expressed concern that Stabæk would be in better shape as they are midway through the Norwegian season, and it certainly appeared as if the visitors started the sharpest of the two when Kobayashi registered from inside the area. Tirana eventually found their feet, however, and had their captain to thank for bringing them back into the tie from close range. "It's a good result," said Stabæk coach Jan Jönsson afterwards. "We scored a goal which is very positive ahead of the next match."

Last updated: 16/07/09 1.10CET

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Lineups

tirana

Tirana

stabæk

Stabæk

1
NallbaniBlendi Nallbani (GK)
1
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
3
DabullaRezart Dabulla
5
SegerströmPontus Segerström
6
LilaAndi Lila
Yellow Card90
7
HaugerHenning Hauger
8
SefaJetmir Sefa
9
KellerChristian T Keller
Yellow Card87
10
MukajDevis Mukaj (C)
Yellow Card33
Goal50
10
KobayashiDaigo Kobayashi
Goal34
Substitution87
14
DevolliBledar Devolli
Yellow Card69
15
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg (C)
16
AlenchenuAbraham Alenchenu
17
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
17
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
Substitution59
20
OlsenInge André Olsen
19
OsmaniTefik Osmani
21
DiskerudMikkel Diskerud
Substitution80
22
XhafajDaniel Xhafaj
23
HedenstadVegar Hedenstad
23
LilajSabien Lilaj
Substitution85
25
BerglundFredrik Berglund
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
KorunovskiPece Korunovski (GK)
22
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
4
MohellebiLaurent Mohellebi
Substitution59
8
HoffEspen Hoff
Substitution87
5
PashajEntonio Pashaj
11
NannskogDaniel Nannskog
Substitution76
7
HajdariBlerti Hajdari
13
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
Substitution80
11
SorraErgys Sorra
16
GromstadTor Marius Gromstad
13
PatushiSaimir Patushi
18
RogneThomas Rogne
20
AbilaliajArbër Abilaliaj
Substitution85
24
SkjelvikJørgen Skjelvik

Coach

Ilija Loncarevic (CRO) Jan Jönsson (SWE)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Mario Strudl (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Gangl (AUT)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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