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Albania twice come from behind to beat Moldova

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 19.45CET
Albania 4-3 Moldova
Both teams were without a point before kick-off and the hosts ultimately got off to the mark thanks to the impact of their substitutes.
Albania twice come from behind to beat Moldova
Albania were thankful for the impact of their substitutes ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 19.45CET

Albania twice come from behind to beat Moldova

Albania 4-3 Moldova
Both teams were without a point before kick-off and the hosts ultimately got off to the mark thanks to the impact of their substitutes.

Albania are off the mark in Group 6 of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying following a 4-3 victory against Moldova.

Both teams had lost their opening fixtures of the campaign but it was not until the second half that either side seized the initiative in Korca. The visitors went ahead through captain Artur Ioniţă, who then put Moldova back in front two minutes after substitute Armando Sadiku's 59th-minute strike had drawn the hosts level.

Mergim Brahimi against restored parity with 15 minutes remaining before two goals in as many minutes from Bruno Telushi and his fellow replacement, Sadiku, gave Artan Bushati's side a two-goal cushion. Radu Ginsari struck with a minute left as Moldova briefly threatened once more, but any hope of a dramatic comeback was extinguished by Mihail Plătică's dismissal in added time.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.15CET

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Lineups

Albania

Albania

Moldova

Moldova

1
FrasheriStivi Frasheri (GK)
12
RusuDenis Rusu (GK)
4
SallajAgonit Sallaj
Yellow Card60
2
LeuAlexandru Leu
5
PeqiniRoland Peqini
6
PlăticăMihail Plătică
Yellow Card85
Red Card90+1
6
BunjakuImran Bunjaku
7
IoniţăArtur Ioniţă (C)
Goal54
Goal61
8
BrahimiMergim Brahimi
Goal75
Substitution78
8
MandrîcencoConstantin Mandrîcenco
Substitution51
9
BalajBekim Balaj
Substitution46
10
AndronicGheorghe Andronic
Substitution70
10
RoshiOdise Roshi
Yellow Card81
11
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
14
VajushiArmando Vajushi
13
VornișelDmitrii Vornișel
15
SykajArsen Sykaj (C)
15
HovanschiMaxim Hovanschi
18
GavaOrgest Gava
16
DiulgherSerghei Diulgher
21
PashaArmando Pasha
Substitution33
17
JardanIon Jardan
Yellow Card75

Substitutes

2
BaciAlis Baci
1
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
7
DostiAlbi Dosti
3
PaseciniucMihail Paseciniuc
Substitution51
Substitution87
11
SadikuArmando Sadiku
Substitution46
Goal59
Goal80
4
StarciucTudor Starciuc
Substitution87
12
NacoEni Naco (GK)
5
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
13
A. HoxhaAltin Hoxha
9
TriboiNicolae Triboi
17
TelushiBruno Telushi
Substitution33
Goal79
Yellow Card90+3
14
GînsariRadu Gînsari
Substitution70
Goal89
19
HysenbelliuFatmir Hysenbelliu
Substitution78
18
LambarskiIgor Lambarski

Coach

Artan Bushati (ALB) Serghei Chirilov (MDA)

Referee

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Assistant referees

Gordon Middleton (SCO), Andrew Mcwilliam (SCO)

Fourth official

Kevin Clancy (SCO)

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