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Shoshi steals Azerbaijan's thunder

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 2.45CET
Azerbaijan 1-1 Albania Maringlen Shoshi snatched a point for Albania, cancelling out an earlier header from Vugar Nadyrov with one of his own.
by Erkin Ibragimov
from Baku
Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 2.45CET

Shoshi steals Azerbaijan's thunder

Azerbaijan 1-1 Albania Maringlen Shoshi snatched a point for Albania, cancelling out an earlier header from Vugar Nadyrov with one of his own.

Maringlen Shoshi snatched a point for ten-man Albania, cancelling out a header from Vugar Nadyrov to give his side a share of the points against Azerbaijan.

Two headers
The hosts had the perfect chance to take an early lead at the Ismet Qaibov Stadium as a foul by Shoshi gave them a ninth-minute penalty but Rahid Amirguliyev's effort was well saved. Elis Bakaj was then sent off for a second bookable offence, giving Azerbaijan a man advantage. Nadyrov hit the bar for the home side while at the other end Xheyahir Sukaj failed to connect with a low cross. Nadyrov finally broke the deadlock with a 74th-minute header but Shoshi nodded in Albania's response seven minutes later, and while both sides had chances to win, good goalkeeping denied them. The result gave Azerbaijan their first Group 1 point but they are still bottom, six behind fourth-placed Albania.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.13CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Albania

Albania

1
AgayevKamran Agayev (GK) (C)
3
R. ArapiRenato Arapi (C)
Substitution78
11
AmiraslanovRovshan Amiraslanov
Yellow Card11
Substitution64
11
BakajElis Bakaj
Yellow Card38
Red Card58
8
DashdemirovArif Dashdemirov
15
FaguErbim Fagu
5
N. MammadovNodar Mammadov
Yellow Card90+3
4
GugaBledion Guga
2
MedvedevMaksim Medvedev
12
KoliçiEhea Koliçi (GK)
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
Substitution87
7
G. LikaGilman Lika
7
KaramliElgiz Karamli
10
MileVangjel Mile
Substitution46
20
JavadovVagif Javadov
14
ProgmiGermard Progmi
Yellow Card9
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Goal74
8
SefaJetmir Sefa
3
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
Yellow Card7
13
ShoshiMaringlen Shoshi
Yellow Card35
Goal81
22
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
Substitution85
9
SukajXheyahir Sukaj

Substitutes

19
KheyirovElmar Kheyirov
19
KarabeciErando Karabeci
10
MammadovAsif Mammadov
Substitution85
18
MalindiEnco Malindi
Substitution46
18
ZargarovSamir Zargarov
Substitution64
17
VilaEmilian Vila
12
O. UmarovOsman Umarov (GK)
1
UjkaniSamir Ujkani (GK)
4
VugarAsgarov Vugar
5
ArifajBesmir Arifaj
Substitution78
Yellow Card82
9
MammadovElvin Mammadov
Substitution87
2
VeliuFranc Veliu
14
GuliyevAziz Guliyev
6
ThanaJozef Thana

Coach

Shakir Karibov (AZE) Artan Bushati (ALB)

Referee

Robert Krajnc (SVN)

Assistant referees

Milan Kogej (SVN), Bojan Ul (SVN)

Fourth official

Peter Sart (SVN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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