Stadion Graz Liebenau - Graz 05/03/2014 - 18:15CET (18:15 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 4

Austria - Albania
1-3
 

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Albania sign off with stylish win in Austria

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 21.43CET
Austria 1-3 Albania
Albania concluded their campaign by doubling their points tally and denying Austria the chance to move within three points of Group 4 leaders Spain.
by Boris Pruntsch
from Stadion Graz Liebenau
Albania sign off with stylish win in Austria
Albania celebrate their second win of the campaign ©UEFA.com
 

Match statistics

Austria
Albania

1

Goals scored

3

20

Total attempts

13

7

on target

8

9

off target

3

4

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

0

3

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

20

18

Fouls suffered

16

Lineups

Austria

Austria

Albania

Albania

1Riegler (GK)1Strakosha (GK)
4Wimmer2Fejzullahu
5Neuhold3Hysaj
75
8Trauner4Prençi
73
9Gregoritsch
59
90+3
5Gjokaj
11Offenbacher
30
55
7Shala
57
75
13Martschinko8Taipi
63
14F. Kainz
52
79
9Shkurtaj (C)
43
69
17Farkas (C)10Batha
59
19Stöger11Morina
20Zulj
55
17Gavazaj
19
79

Substitutes

23Strebinger (GK)12Teqja (GK)
6Piesinger6Kruja
7Vastic
55
13Musta
16Murg
79
14Imami
79
18Schöpf
55
15Hyseni
75
21Janeczek16Beqja
63
64
22Friesenbichler18Rrahmani

Coaches

Werner Gregoritsch (AUT) Skënder Gega (ALB)

Referee

Mervyn Smyth (NIR)

Standings

  
Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 21.43CET

Albania sign off with stylish win in Austria

Austria 1-3 Albania
Albania concluded their campaign by doubling their points tally and denying Austria the chance to move within three points of Group 4 leaders Spain.

Albania moved off the foot of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4, and doubled their points tally in the process, after an eye-catching victory in Austria.

A draw would have assured Austria of at least second place and with it the possibility of a play-off berth, but they were second-best throughout to a visiting team who were two up at the break. For Albania this was the perfect end to their eight-match campaign.

The opener, after 19 minutes, stemmed from a goalkeeping error, Christoph Riegler spilling Enis Kavazaj's powerful shot into the net. Captain Vasil Shkurtaj doubled the lead on the cusp of half-time, running onto Mario Morina's pass through the hosts' back line and finishing with aplomb.

Moments after Austria coach Werner Gregoritsch made a double substitution in the hope of changing the course of events, Herolind Shala put the result beyond doubt with a solo 57th-minute goal.

Michael Gregoritsch's added-time penalty, awarded for a foul by Valentin Gjokaj, was scant consolation for a side who play third-ranked Bosnia and Herzegovina and leaders Spain in their last two fixtures.

Last updated: 06/03/14 0.24CET

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