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Albania frustrate Russia

Published: Tuesday 12 June 2012, 17.45CET
Russia 0-0 Albania
The hosts missed the chance to reclaim the lead in Group 6 after a goalless draw with Albania, with visiting keeper Stivi Frasheri proving unbeatable.
by Alexandr Ustinov
from Arena Khimki
Albania frustrate Russia
Action from the goalless draw between Russia and Albania ©Shapaev Mikhail

Match statistics

RussiaAlbania

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
0
Attempts off target14
 
3
Corners8
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
12
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Tuesday 12 June 2012, 17.45CET

Albania frustrate Russia

Russia 0-0 Albania
The hosts missed the chance to reclaim the lead in Group 6 after a goalless draw with Albania, with visiting keeper Stivi Frasheri proving unbeatable.

Russia missed the chance to retake the Group 6 lead after being held to a goalless draw at home to Albania.

As expected, Russia dominated from the off, but the visitors defended stoutly. Shota Bibilov had the first clear opening for the hosts but was denied by a smart diving save from Albania captain Stivi Frasheri. The goalkeeper made a string of important stops during the game, beating away a powerful Bibilov free-kick midway through the second half.

With 15 minutes remaining Frasheri again came to his team's rescue, repelling a Fedor Smolov shot. Russia could not break through and it means they sit a point behind Portugal in the section, though they do have a game in hand. Albania remain fourth.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.14CET

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