Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa - Tirana 07/06/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Albania - Norway
1-1
 

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Høgli header denies Albania

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.27CET
Albania 1-1 Norway
Tom Høgli struck three minutes from time, Norway's first shot on target, as the visitors claimed a share of the Group E spoils in Tirana.
by Fatjon Pandovski
Høgli header denies Albania
Ervin Bulku controls under pressure from Norway's Markus Henriksen ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Albania
Norway

1

Goals scored

1

7

Total attempts

3

3

Attempts on target

1

3

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

8

0

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

3

Fouls committed

6

4

Fouls suffered

2

Lineups

Albania

Albania

Norway

Norway

12Berisha (GK)1Jarstein (GK)
2Teli2Høgli
87
4Dallku
72
4Reginiussen
7Agolli5Hangeland (C)
8Bulku (C)
90+1
7Henriksen
9Çani8Nordtveit
11Vila
84
10T. Elyounoussi
46
14Basha
83
14Ruud
1
15Mavraj17King
70
18Salihi
77
19Jenssen
86
20Rama
41
21Braaten

Substitutes

1Ujkani (GK)22Hansen (GK)
23Shehi (GK)3Waehler
3Osmani
77
9Gashi
5Arapi11Valon Berisha
46
10Gjasula15Skjelbred
86
13Lilaj16Grindheim
16Vajushi18Huseklepp
17Llullaku20Søderlund
70
19Kaçe
84
23Vilsvik
21Hysaj
90+1
22Bogdani

Coaches

Giovanni de Biasi (ALB) Egil Olsen (NOR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 25/07/2013 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.27CET

Høgli header denies Albania

Albania 1-1 Norway
Tom Høgli struck three minutes from time, Norway's first shot on target, as the visitors claimed a share of the Group E spoils in Tirana.

Albania were denied the chance to go top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E as a late Tom Høgli goal gave Norway a point in Tirana.

Valdet Rama had handed Giovanni de Biasi's side a 41st-minute lead at the Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa and it seemed his goal would be enough to take Albania above Switzerland at the head of the table. Norway and Høgli had other ideas, though, the defender's 87th-minute intervention keeping his fourth-placed team in touch in a tight section.

Albania started the evening on nine points – two behind the Swiss yet two above their opponents – and after Migjen Basha, Hamdi Salihi and Edgar Çani had gone close, that advantage looked like increasing. Four minutes before half-time Rama, making his first appearance of qualification with Lorik Cana and Andi Lila suspended and Burim Kukeli and Alban Meha injured, sprinted down the left and cut inside to shoot past Rune Jarstein in the Norway goal.

With a vociferous crowd – including President Bujar Nishani and Prime Minister Sali Berisha – backing them, Albania came close to a clinching second midway through the second period, but this time Jarstein was able to stretch to touch Salihi's header onto the crossbar. That save proved crucial. With time running out, Høgli nodded an equaliser from a corner to lift Norway to eight points. They remain two shy of Albania who, in turn, are now one behind the Swiss, at home to Cyprus on Saturday.

Last updated: 08/05/14 5.15CET

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