Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa - Tirana 07/09/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Albania - Cyprus
3-1
 

Albania - Cyprus 3-1 - 07/09/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Albania leave it late against Cyprus

Published: Saturday 8 September 2012
Albania leave it late against Cyprus
Edgar Çani, pictured in action for club side Polonia Warszawa, made it 2-1 in Tirana ©Cyfrasport

Substitutes Edgar Çani and Erjon Bogdani struck in the last six minutes as Albania opened FIFA World Cup qualifying with a hard-fought 3-1 win against Cyprus.

The sides were evenly matched throughout, exchanging goals from first-half free-kicks courtesy of Armando Sadiku and Cyprus debutant Vincent Laban. The hosts gradually began to dominate, however, and Çani and Bogdani finally broke through the barricades to delight the noisy support.

Lineups

Albania

Albania

Cyprus

Cyprus

1Ujkani (GK)1Giorgallides (GK)
46
2Lila2Dossa Júnior
4Dallku3E. Charalambous
5Cana (C)
11
4Merkis
7Sadiku
36
56
58
7Aloneftis
8Bulku10Charalambides
56
11Vila
72
11Konstantinou (C)
76
15Mavraj13Makridis
90+3
18Salihi
81
17Demetriou
19Meha
45+4
21Laban
45+4
45+5
20Kukeli23Nikolaou

Substitutes

23Shehi (GK)22Mastrou (GK)
46
12Berisha (GK)12Kissas (GK)
3Osmani5Parpas
6Veliu6Angeli
9Çani
81
84
8Solomou
10Hyka
58
9Christofi
56
13Lilaj14Mytidis
14Arapi15Vasiliou
16Januzi16Sielis
17G. Lika18Dobrašinović
21Roshi19Alexandrou
22Bogdani
72
87
88
20Avraam
76

Coaches

Giovanni de Biasi (ALB) Nikos Nioplias (GRE)

Referee

Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 27/11/2014 15:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Albania
Cyprus

3

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

1

3

Attempts on target

1

6

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

3

0

Offsides

0

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

7

5

Fouls suffered

5

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Makridis (Cyprus) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Bogdani (Albania) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    87
    Bogdani (Albania) scores!
  • Goal
    84
    Çani (Albania) scores!

See also

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