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Hamdi the hero for Albania

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2004, 17.12CET
Kazakhstan 0-1 Albania Salihi Hamdi's late free-kick inflicts more punishment on the home side.
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2004, 17.12CET

Hamdi the hero for Albania

Kazakhstan 0-1 Albania Salihi Hamdi's late free-kick inflicts more punishment on the home side.

Kazakhstan remain rooted to the bottom of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 after a late goal saw them go down 1-0 to Albania in Almaty.

Hamdi free-kick
Despite dominating much of the early possession, Kazakhstan failed to take advantage and were made to pay for their squandered opportunities three minutes from time when a Salihi Hamdi free-kick found its way through the home side's defensive wall and into the net.

Missed opportunities
Albania proved an increasing threat as the game wore on and Kazakhstan goalkeeper Aleksandr Grigorenko was forced into several fine saves, including a close-range effort from Albanian captain Aleksandr Grigorenko, before the Hamdi winner. Earlier, Aleksandr Grigorenko had missed three chances to put the home side ahead. Kazakhstan have now suffered three straight 1-0 defeats in the competition while Albania climb to fifth in the seven-team group.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.35CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Albania

Albania

1
GrigorenkoAleksandr Grigorenko (GK)
1
LlaniErvin Llani (GK)
20
BaymeshevEldar Baymeshev
Substitution86
19
OsmaniTefik Osmani
8
AliyevPeraly Aliyev
22
DallkuArmend Dallku
3
TarasovYevgeni Tarasov
13
HallaçiRahman Hallaçi
12
ZarechniyKonstantin Zarechniy
6
MucaAlban Muca
7
SahalbayevRuslan Sahalbayev
Substitution24
17
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
Substitution70
9
KhokhlovNikita Khokhlov
Yellow Card90
14
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Goal79
14
SuyumagambetovMurat Suyumagambetov (C)
10
BoshnjakuDenis Boshnjaku (C)
Yellow Card90
Substitution90
19
MeshkovYevgeniy Meshkov
21
CazzaMetlem Cazza
13
GavrilenkoArtem Gavrilenko
9
XhihaniParid Xhihani
Substitution66
10
KusainovDayren Kusainov
20
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
Yellow Card85

Substitutes

18
PetukhovAlexander Petukhov (GK)
12
GjondedaEraldi Gjondeda (GK)
17
LarinSergey Larin
7
KacaniSokol Kacani
Substitution66
15
YakovlevVladimir Yakovlev
Substitution24
Substitution73
8
BarkaEhiliano Barka
11
KenzhekhanovDaniyar Kenzhekhanov
18
LlakajOlsi Llakaj
Substitution90
2
ZuyevMaxim Zuyev
Substitution86
23
PemaEleandro Pema
Substitution70
6
YersheyevKayrat Yersheyev
Substitution73
21
ShakinAlexey Shakin

Coach

Oyrat Sadouv (KAZ) Hasan Lika (ALB)

Referee

Tsvetan Georgiev (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krassimir Kerezov (BUL), Iordan Gulev (BUL)

Fourth official

Stoian Aleksiev (BUL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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