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Memorable night for Andorra

Published: Wednesday 17 April 2002, 21.00CET
Andorra 2-0 Albania Andorra claimed only their second-ever win in a full international.
 
Published: Wednesday 17 April 2002, 21.00CET

Memorable night for Andorra

Andorra 2-0 Albania Andorra claimed only their second-ever win in a full international.

Andorra 2-0 Albania
Andorra claimed only their second-ever victory in a full international match tonight with a memorable 2-0 home win over Albania.

EURO 2004™ preparation
The outcome of the game between two sides warming up for their EURO 2004™ qualifying campaign this autumn hinged on an incident in the 33rd minute.

Penalty awarded
Albania defender Arjan Xhumba conceded a penalty and was shown a red card for elbowing Ildefonso Lima in the area. Emiliano González converted from the spot to put his side ahead and from then on the team from the tiny Pyrennean principality dominated.

Jimenez goal
González also played a part in his side's second as he made room for himself on the right before spinning in a cross to the far post for Manolo Jimenez to drill home past goalkeeper Arlan Begay 18 minutes after the break.

Other win
Andorra's only other win in international football was a 2-0 defeat of Belarus in a friendly in April 2000.

 
Last updated: 18/04/02 0.56CET

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