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Belarus bring halt to Albania run

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 20.52CET
Belarus 2-0 Albania
Vitali Rodionov and substitute Sergei Krivets scored to reward the home team's dominance as Albania's unbeaten run ended.
Belarus bring halt to Albania run
Sergei Krivets clinched victory ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

BelarusAlbania

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts22
 
9
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target12
 
6
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
1
Offsides4
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed17
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
17

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 20.52CET

Belarus bring halt to Albania run

Belarus 2-0 Albania
Vitali Rodionov and substitute Sergei Krivets scored to reward the home team's dominance as Albania's unbeaten run ended.

Belarus ended Albania's unbeaten run with a dominant performance that earned them a valuable victory in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying Group D.

Albania had not been defeated in eight games before their trip to Minsk, including their first three qualifiers, but goals from Vitali Rodionov and Sergei Krivets ensured Belarus put Friday's 0-0 draw in Luxembourg behind them. The result moves Belarus three points ahead of third-placed Albania, with the return fixture scheduled for 26 March next year.

Bernd Stange's home side made a bright start and went ahead within ten minutes. Arjan Beqaj could only parry Aleksandr Kulchiy's powerful shot and that allowed Rodionov to turn in the rebound. Belarus continued to press and went close to doubling their advantage when Igor Shitov's lob rebounded off the crossbar.

The hosts' dominance continued after the break but it was only after Krivets was introduced on 75 minutes that they increased their lead. Within two minutes of arriving on the pitch, the KKS Lech Poznań midfielder headed a Timofei Kalachev cross into the far corner. Albania then ended the game with ten men after Armend Dallku received a second yellow card in the last minute.

Last updated: 17/11/10 11.14CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Albania

Albania

12
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK) (C)
1
BeqajArjan Beqaj (GK)
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
Substitution75
2
LilaAndi Lila
3
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich
3
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
4
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
Yellow Card52
4
DallkuArmend Dallku
Yellow Card10
Red Card90
6
TigorevYan Tigorev
7
AgolliAnsi Agolli
7
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
8
BulkuErvin Bulku
Substitution59
14
PutiloAnton Putilo
Yellow Card79
Substitution83
10
DuroKlodian Duro
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
13
SkelaErvin Skela (C)
Yellow Card42
Substitution81
16
ShitovIgor Shitov
16
TeliAdmir Teli
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Goal10
17
LikaGilman Lika
Yellow Card28
Substitution76
21
MoloshDmitri Molosh
Yellow Card47
Substitution87
18
SalihiHamdi Salihi

Substitutes

1
AmelchenkoAnton Amelchenko (GK)
23
UjkaniSamir Ujkani (GK)
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
Substitution87
6
BeqiriElvin Beqiri
8
ZhevnerovEduard Zhevnerov
9
KapllaniEdmond Kapllani
Substitution81
9
V. HlebVyacheslav Hleb
Substitution83
15
VrapiEndrit Vrapi
11
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution75
Goal77
19
BakajElis Bakaj
Substitution76
17
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
20
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
Substitution59
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
21
HykaJahmir Hyka

Coach

Bernd Stange (GER) Džemal Mustedanagić (BIH)

Referee

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Niels Hoeg (DEN), Martin Wulff (DEN)

Fourth official

Emil Laursen (DEN)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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