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Salihi fires Albania past Luxembourg

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.15CET
Albania 1-0 Luxembourg
Hamdi Salihi scored the only goal as Josip Kuže's side continued their strong start to qualifying and moved joint top of Group D.
by Fatjon Pandovski
from Qemal Stafa stadium
Salihi fires Albania past Luxembourg
Klodian Duro (left) of Albania and Ben Payal of Luxembourg during the qualifier ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AlbaniaLuxembourg

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts6
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target1
 
0
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
0
Offsides7
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed5
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
5

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.15CET

Salihi fires Albania past Luxembourg

Albania 1-0 Luxembourg
Hamdi Salihi scored the only goal as Josip Kuže's side continued their strong start to qualifying and moved joint top of Group D.

Hamdi Salihi scored the only goal against ten-man Luxembourg as Albania continued their positive start to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group D with victory in Tirana.

Salihi turned in Armend Dallku's cross on the volley in the 37th minute as Josip Kuže's side followed up their draw against Romania with victory, and handed Luxembourg their second successive defeat in the section. The visiting side, who lost 3-0 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in their opening game, finished the match with ten men following Mario Mutsch's 58th-minute dismissal for a second yellow card.

Albania, joint top on four points with Belarus, are now undefeated in their past seven matches with Salihi scoring four of their six goals in a sequence that has yielded five wins and a draw. They next host Bosnia and Herzegovina on 8 October when Luxembourg are at home to Belarus.

Last updated: 08/09/10 0.35CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/matches/round=15171/match=2002104/postmatch/report/index.html#salihi+lifts+albania

Lineups

Albania

Albania

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
BeqajArjan Beqaj (GK)
1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
4
DallkuArmend Dallku
2
KintzigerKim Kintziger
5
CanaLorik Cana
3
BlaiseGuy Blaise
6
ÇurriDebatik Çurri
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
7
AgolliAnsi Agolli
5
SchnellTom Schnell
8
BulkuErvin Bulku
Yellow Card86
6
PetersRené Peters (C)
Yellow Card28
10
DuroKlodian Duro
Substitution90+1
7
LaterzaTom Laterza
Substitution81
13
SkelaErvin Skela (C)
8
BettmerGilles Bettmer
Substitution90+1
18
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Goal37
9
Daniel Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
20
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
Substitution80
10
PayalBen Payal
22
BogdaniErjon Bogdani
Yellow Card85
17
MutschMario Mutsch
Yellow Card23
Red Card58

Substitutes

12
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
12
OberweisMarc Oberweis (GK)
2
LilaAndi Lila
Substitution90+1
11
ColletteDan Collette
Substitution90+1
3
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
13
BensiStefano Bensi
9
KapllaniEdmond Kapllani
14
BukvicAnte Bukvic
11
VilaEmilian Vila
15
JänischMathias Jänisch
17
G. LikaGilman Lika
16
MartinoMassimo Martino
Substitution81
21
HykaJahmir Hyka
Substitution80
18
GersonLars Gerson

Coach

Josip Kuže (CRO) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Richard Trutz (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Erik Weiss (SVK)

Fourth official

Jozef Pavlík (SVK)

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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