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Albania and Romania on a par in Tirana

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 23.19CET
Albania 1-1 Romania
Goals from Hamdi Salihi and Srgian Luchin settled the sides' closing UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier, with a draw the right result in a sleepy Group D encounter.
by Lysien Nurishmi
from Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa
Albania and Romania on a par in Tirana
Srgian Luchin scored his first international goal in Tirana ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AlbaniaRomania

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts7
 
4
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
2
Fouls suffered2
 
6

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 23.19CET

Albania and Romania on a par in Tirana

Albania 1-1 Romania
Goals from Hamdi Salihi and Srgian Luchin settled the sides' closing UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier, with a draw the right result in a sleepy Group D encounter.

Srgian Luchin's first senior international goal earned Romania a share of the points in Tirana, with Albania unable to build on Hamdi Salihi's opener in their final UEFA EURO 2012 Group D game.

The FC Dinamo Bucureşti defender finished from a corner with 13 minutes to go as Victor Piţurcă's men took a share of the points. Salihi had put Albania ahead before the break, but his headed finish was almost overshadowed by a glaring miss shortly afterwards.

Andi Lila had threatened with the first serious chance on goal on 17 minutes, and his side made the breakthrough seven minutes later, Salihi connecting with Elis Bakaj's well-flighted corner. However, the SK Rapid Wien striker passed up an easier opportunity within two minutes, somehow failing to hit the target when presented with the ball two metres from the line.

Romania woke up as an attacking force after the break in what was proving a gentle-paced encounter. Adrian Mutu blazed an effort not too far wide just beyond the hour mark and Luchin then claimed his prize to mark only his third international game – and his first competitive start – for Romania.

Last updated: 12/10/11 0.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/matches/round=15171/match=2002101/postmatch/report/index.html#romania+draw+tirana

Lineups

Albania

Albania

Romania

Romania

23
UjkaniSamir Ujkani (GK)
12
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
2
LilaAndi Lila
4
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
Yellow Card70
4
DallkuArmend Dallku
5
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu
5
CanaLorik Cana
8
LazărCostin Lazăr
Substitution87
11
RoshiOdise Roshi
Substitution77
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution49
13
LilajSabien Lilaj
10
MutuAdrian Mutu (C)
14
LalaAltin Lala (C)
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
16
TeliAdmir Teli
15
GoianDorin Goian
18
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Goal24
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Yellow Card56
Substitution63
19
BakajElis Bakaj
Substitution67
17
LuchinSrgian Luchin
Goal77
22
BogdaniErjon Bogdani
Substitution46
18
CocişRăzvan Cociş

Substitutes

12
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
23
BălgrădeanCristian Bălgrădean (GK)
6
VeliuFranc Veliu
2
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
7
SallajAgonit Sallaj
3
GămanValerică Găman
15
JanuziAhmed Januzi
Substitution46
Yellow Card75
7
CristeaAdrian Cristea
17
LikaGilman Lika
11
TorjeGabriel Torje
Substitution63
20
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
Substitution77
19
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution49
21
HykaJahmir Hyka
Substitution67
22
BucurGheorghe Bucur
Substitution87

Coach

Josip Kuže (CRO) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Arturas Pipiras (LTU)

Fourth official

Sergejus Slyva (LTU)

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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