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Albania secure first win to dent Hungary hopes

Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 20.22CET
Hungary 0-2 Albania
Goals from Vasil Shkurtaj and Herolind Shala in the final 15 minutes were enough for the visitors to register their first qualifying Group 4 victory.
by Andy Clark
from József Bozsik Stadium
Albania secure first win to dent Hungary hopes
Albania celebrate after clinching their first victory in Group 4 ©Gábor Baricsa

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Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 20.22CET

Albania secure first win to dent Hungary hopes

Hungary 0-2 Albania
Goals from Vasil Shkurtaj and Herolind Shala in the final 15 minutes were enough for the visitors to register their first qualifying Group 4 victory.

Albania collected their first points in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 with an away victory over Hungary.

The hosts had the chance to join second-placed Austria on nine points with a win but Vasil Shkurtaj's strike 15 minutes from time and a Herolind Shala goal soon after put a dent in their qualifcation hopes. It was the visitors' first win but one that still leaves them bottom of the table.

Krisztián Adorján, who scored in Hungary's first two qualifiers, came closest to an opener in a tight first half, but his 29th-minute free-kick was well saved by Aldo Teqja. Adorján resumed his duel with the Albania No1 almost immediately only for the goalkeeper to keep the score goalless with a save low to his right.

Albania captain Ergys Kace and Shala tried their luck from long range either side of the interval, before Hungary's László Kleinheisler let fly with an effort which sailed narrowly wide. The breakthrough finally came in the 75th minute when Shkurtaj cut in from the left and drilled a low shot past Levente Jova.

Shala doubled the advantage in the 83rd minute with a delightful left-footed curler into the top left-hand corner and, although Barnabás Bese went close to a consolation for the hosts late on, Teqja refused to be beaten.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.24CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Albania

Albania

1
JovaLevente Jova (GK)
1
TeqjaAldo Teqja (GK)
4
LangÁdám Lang
2
FejzullahuArbnor Fejzullahu
5
KelemenDávid Kelemen
4
PrençiElvis Prençi
6
WindeckerJózsef Windecker
5
GjokajValentin Gjokaj
7
RadóAndrás Radó
6
BunjakuImran Bunjaku
Yellow Card58
Substitution61
8
SzolnokiRoland Szolnoki
7
ShalaHerolind Shala
Goal83
Yellow Card85
11
UgraiRoland Ugrai
Substitution63
8
KaçeErgys Kaçe (C)
15
PoórPatrik Poór
9
ShkurtajVasil Shkurtaj
Goal75
17
SzakályAttila Szakály
10
GinoKlodian Gino
Substitution76
20
AdorjánKrisztián Adorján
Substitution63
11
KrujaArsid Kruja
Substitution81
23
KovácsIstván Kovács (C)
Substitution84
14
KotobelliBlerim Kotobelli

Substitutes

12
DombóDávid Dombó (GK)
12
CakaMarsel Caka (GK)
3
BaráthBotond Baráth
3
RrahmaniAmir Rrahmani
9
BacsaPatrik Bacsa
13
QaqiHarallamb Qaqi
10
VernesRichárd Vernes
Substitution84
15
MuriqiVedat Muriqi
Substitution61
16
NagyGergő Nagy
16
ImamiEni Imami
18
BeseBarnabás Bese
Substitution63
17
BardullaFlorind Bardulla
Substitution81
21
Kleinheisler László Kleinheisler
Substitution63
18
BathaIdriz Batha
Substitution76

Coach

Antal Róth (HUN) Skënder Gega (ALB)

Referee

Rahim Hasanov (AZE)

Assistant referees

Yashar Abbasov (AZE), Namik Huseynov (AZE)

Fourth official

Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution