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Sukaj spurs on Albania

Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 18.41CET
Faroe Islands 0-5 Albania Xheyahir Sukaj scored a hat-trick to lead Albania to a comfortable victory in Toftir.
Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 18.41CET

Sukaj spurs on Albania

Faroe Islands 0-5 Albania Xheyahir Sukaj scored a hat-trick to lead Albania to a comfortable victory in Toftir.

Xheyahir Sukaj scored a hat-trick to lead Albania to a 5-0 victory against the Faroe Islands and keep their faint hopes of qualifying for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship alive.

Sukaj opener
Albania had defeated the Faroe Islands 1-0 at home in June, and they were soon on their way to victory again in Toftir when Sukaj opened the scoring with 25 minutes played. The visiting side enjoyed plenty of possession and made it count after the restart with three goals in quick succession. Sukaj struck his second on 48 minutes, Arbbr Abilaliaj added the third four minutes after that before Sukaj completed his hat-trick with the pick of his three goals on 57 minutes, a stunning 30-metre rising drive.

Deserved fifth
The Faroe Islands rarely threatened their opponents' goal in contrast to Albania who pushed to the end and added a deserved fifth through Germard Progmi with five minutes to play. The result leaves Albania fourth in Group 1, level on ten points with Greece who they meet in Athens on Wednesday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.55CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Albania

Albania

1
G. NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK) (C)
3
R. ArapiRenato Arapi (C)
2
NæsJónas Tór Næs
Yellow Card46
15
FaguErbim Fagu
3
JacobsenSvenn Jacobsen
Yellow Card67
4
GugaBledion Guga
Yellow Card19
4
M. OlsenMagnus Olsen
Substitution72
1
KoliçiEhea Koliçi (GK)
Substitution81
5
DamPoul Thomas Dam
10
G. LikaGilman Lika
Substitution88
7
GunnarssonJ. Gunnarsson
7
MalindiEnco Malindi
8
B. LøkinBogi Løkin
14
ProgmiGermard Progmi
Goal85
Substitution86
9
LeivssonEmil Leivsson
8
SefaJetmir Sefa
10
MouritsenChristian Mouritsen
Yellow Card13
Substitution84
9
SukajXheyahir Sukaj
Goal25
Goal49
Goal58
13
Nielsen Gudmund Nielsen
Substitution62
2
ArifajBesmir Arifaj
15
P. JørgensenPætur Jørgensen
6
AbilaliajArbër Abilaliaj
Goal51

Substitutes

16
HansenSímun Hansen (GK)
13
DanajSadush Danaj
11
A. OlsenAndreas Olsen
Substitution62
11
KarabeciErando Karabeci
12
Á. GunnarssonÁsbjørn Gunnarsson
Substitution84
17
VilaEmilian Vila
Substitution86
14
P. PoulsenPoul Poulsen
12
UjkaniSamir Ujkani (GK)
Substitution81
17
FærøOdmar Færø
Substitution72
18
CaniNevian Cani
18
HolmRógvi Holm
5
ZeqiriHair Zeqiri
Substitution88
16
ThanaJozef Thana

Coach

William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO) Artan Bushati (ALB)

Referee

Albert Toussaint (LUX)

Assistant referees

François Mangen (LUX), Marco Tropeano (LUX)

Fourth official

Antonio Mestre (LUX)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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