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Belarus brush Albania aside

Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 23.41CET
Albania 2-4 Belarus Maksim Romashchenko and Vitali Kutuzov both scored twice as Belarus powered to a Group G victory in Tirana.

Match statistics

AlbaniaBelarus

Goals scored2
 
4
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners2
 
3
Fouls committed3
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 23.41CET

Belarus brush Albania aside

Albania 2-4 Belarus Maksim Romashchenko and Vitali Kutuzov both scored twice as Belarus powered to a Group G victory in Tirana.

Maksim Romashchenko and Vitali Kutuzov both scored twice as Belarus powered to a Group G victory in Albania.

Quick goals
Romashchenko fired the visitors ahead just before the half-hour mark, but two goals in four minutes from Erion Bogdani and Edmond Kapllani saw Albania take the lead before Kutuzov's equaliser in added time at the end of the first half. Kutuzov grabbed a second in the 54th minute before Romashchenko (63) sealed the win from the penalty spot.

Romashchenko warning
The hosts had the best of the opening chances and almost took the lead in spectacular fashion in the 20th minute, Klodian Duro's long-range effort fizzing narrowly wide. Belarus fired a warning through Romashchenko before the same player drilled the ball low into the net from way outside the area for a lovely opener.

Touch of class
Albania's leveller also had a touch of class about it, as Bogdani picked up the ball just inside the penalty area and fired a shot high into the centre of the goal. Kapllani and Kutuzov then traded goals, while the latter edged the visitors back in front when sidefooting the ball in. And worse was to come for the hosts as Romashchenko scored from the spot having been felled himself.

Qualified teams
The two teams return to action against the nations who have qualified from the section on Wednesday, when Albania travel to Romania and Belarus finish against the Netherlands in Minsk.

Last updated: 18/11/07 1.28CET

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Lineups

Albania

Albania

Belarus

Belarus

1
BeqajArjan Beqaj (GK)
12
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
24
CurriDebatik Curri
4
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
28
DedeNevil Dede
3
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
Yellow Card90
14
LalaAltin Lala (C)
Substitution75
5
PlaskonnyPavel Plaskonny
Yellow Card3
Substitution65
6
RrustemiBlerim Rrustemi
Substitution38
15
KirenkinRoman Kirenkin
Yellow Card8
13
SkelaErvin Skela
Yellow Card53
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
5
CanaLorik Cana
Yellow Card86
6
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
Yellow Card49
Substitution75
4
DallkuArmend Dallku
Yellow Card62
9
RomashchenkoMaksim Romashchenko
Goal32
Goal63
10
DuroKlodian Duro
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb (C)
22
BogdaniErjon Bogdani
Goal43
7
BulygaVitali Bulyga
9
KapllaniEdmond Kapllani
Goal44
Substitution74
13
KutuzovVitali Kutuzov
Goal45+1
Goal54
Substitution90

Substitutes

12
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
1
KhomutovskiVasili Khomutovski (GK)
21
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
Substitution38
18
PavlyuchekKiril Pavlyuchek
3
LilaAndi Lila
11
SkverniukAleksei Skverniuk
Substitution65
19
HykaJahmir Hyka
14
KorythkoVladimir Korythko
Substitution75
29
BulkuErvin Bulku
16
KashevskiNikolai Kashevski
8
BushiAlban Bushi
Substitution75
17
StasevichIgor Stasevich
18
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Substitution74
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution90

Coach

Slavko Kovacic (CRO) Bernd Stange (GER)

Referee

Bülent Demirlek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Alper Ulusoy (TUR), Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR)

Fourth official

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

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