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Albania and Azerbaijan finish with nothing

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 2.45CET
Albania 0-0 Azerbaijan
Bookings outnumbered chances on goal as Albania and Azerbaijan ended their Under-21 qualifying campaigns with an ill-tempered draw.
Albania and Azerbaijan finish with nothing
Xhevahir Sukaj was shown the only red card of the game ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 2.45CET

Albania and Azerbaijan finish with nothing

Albania 0-0 Azerbaijan
Bookings outnumbered chances on goal as Albania and Azerbaijan ended their Under-21 qualifying campaigns with an ill-tempered draw.

Bookings were more common than chances on goal as Albania and Azerbaijan ended their UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaigns with an ill-tempered draw.

Sukaj dismissed
Nine cards were shown in the course of the game, with Albania's Xhevahir Sukaj receiving the only red one after 65 minutes for an untidy challenge from behind. The Gençlerbirligi SK striker, 20, had been the most industrious player on the pitch up until that point with two shots on goal, and the game fizzled out in his absence, with Azerbaijan picking up only their third Group 1 point.

Coach nettled
"It was very hard to raise and control the pace of the match when the players spent more time arguing than playing," said Albania coach Artan Bushati, whose side finished fourth in the section. Azerbaijan drew twice with Albania during the campaign, and Sukaj added: "We have played well against Azerbaijan, but for some reasons they have played their best against us ."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.26CET

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Lineups

Albania

Albania

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
UjkaniSamir Ujkani (GK)
12
O. UmarovOsman Umarov (GK)
2
LikmetaArben Likmeta
14
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
Yellow Card76
4
ZeqiriHair Zeqiri
5
NarimanovTural Narimanov
Yellow Card82
5
ArifajBesmir Arifaj
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov (C)
6
RamazanDaniel Ramazan
Substitution30
3
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
7
MalindiEnco Malindi
Yellow Card90+2
13
S. RahimovShahriyar Rahimov
Yellow Card84
Substitution90
8
ProgmiGermard Progmi
Yellow Card4
7
AbdullayevElnur Abdullayev
Yellow Card68
9
SukajXheyahir Sukaj (C)
Red Card64
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
Yellow Card4
Substitution56
10
G. LikaGilman Lika
20
ZargarovSamir Zargarov
Substitution80
13
MalotaRenato Malota
Yellow Card88
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
17
VilaEmilian Vila
Substitution46
10
MammadovAsif Mammadov

Substitutes

12
OlsiBishani Olsi (GK)
2
IsrafilovTimur Israfilov
3
StafaShaqir Stafa
8
AghammadliEmin Aghammadli
11
KarabeciErando Karabeci
18
SoltanovBakhtiyar Soltanov
Substitution80
14
ThanaJozef Thana
4
HasanovSabuhi Hasanov
15
CaushajIlirjan Caushaj
Substitution30
11
AliyevRauf Aliyev
Substitution90
16
FilipiBrio Filipi
Substitution46
19
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov
Substitution56
18
TragajBazjon Tragaj
1
AghayevSalahat Aghayev (GK)

Coach

Artan Bushati (ALB) Bernhard Lippert (GER)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Darius Miklovas (LTU), Saulius Karka (LTU)

Fourth official

Audrius Kancleris (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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