Elbasan Arena - Elbasan 18/11/2013 - 14:00CET (14:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 4

Albania - Spain
0-2
 

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Spain pick up the pace against Albania

Published: Monday 18 November 2013, 16.45CET
Albania 0-2 Spain
Iker Muniain and Gerard Deulofeu struck in the second half as Julen Lopetegui's visitors maintained their 100% start to Group 4.
by Lysien Nurishmi
from Ruzhdi Bizhuta Stadium
Spain pick up the pace against Albania
Albania's Ergys Kace and Spain's Óliver Torres compete in Elbasan ©Lysien Nurishmi
 

Match statistics

Albania
Spain

0

Goals scored

2

5

Total attempts

9

1

on target

6

4

off target

1

0

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

8

5

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

5

5

Fouls suffered

6

Lineups

Albania

Albania

Spain

Spain

1Teqja (GK)1Pacheco (GK)
4Prençi2Carvajal
5Gjokaj
36
3Bernat
7Shala4Sergi Gómez
8Kaçe (C)5Amat
45+1
9Shkurtaj6Campaña
79
10Gino
59
7Muniain (C)
66
86
11Kruja
46
8Sergi Roberto
68
69
14Kotobelli
63
9Morata
18Batha
34
79
10Óliver Torres
19Hysaj11Deulofeu
88

Substitutes

12Caka (GK)13Sotres (GK)
2Fejzullahu12Samperio
86
3Rrahmani
79
14Marc Muniesa
13Qaqi15Javi Manquillo
15Muriqi
59
16Saúl Ñíguez
69
16Imami17Sergi Darder
79
17Bardulla
46
18Carles Gil

Coaches

Skënder Gega (ALB) Julen Lopetegui (ESP)

Referee

Marios Panayi (CYP)

Standings

Last updated: 19/11/2013 08:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Monday 18 November 2013, 16.45CET

Spain pick up the pace against Albania

Albania 0-2 Spain
Iker Muniain and Gerard Deulofeu struck in the second half as Julen Lopetegui's visitors maintained their 100% start to Group 4.

Class told in Elbasan as second-half goals from Iker Muniain and Gerard Deulofeu secured a sixth successive UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 4 victory for Julen Lopetegui's side.

Albania gave their illustrious guests a run for their money in the first half, but there was no way back after Athletic Club forward Muniain scored on the break on 66 minutes, tapping in Álvaro Morata's cross. There were more chances before the final whistle, and Deulofeu eventually put the tie to bed with a neat diagonal shot two minutes from the end.

The first half was slow, with Blerim Kotobelli going reasonably close with a 20-metre shot at one end before Morata had an effort blocked inside the area at the other. Both sides rose to the task a little after the break, with Muniain making the breakthrough. Herolind Shala passed up a chance to level, and Aldo Teqja did well to block substitute Jairo Samperio's shot for Spain, but the pacy visitors held on with the help of Deulofeu's finish.

Last updated: 18/11/13 23.58CET

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