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Flamurtari secure third Albanian Cup

Published: Wednesday 6 May 2009, 23.08CET
KS Flamurtari have lifted the Albanian Cup for the third time – and the first since 1988 – after Hair Zeqiri's 93rd-minute goal clinched a 2-1 victory for the underdogs over KF Tirana.
Flamurtari secure third Albanian Cup
Flamurtari will play in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers next season ©LSA

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Published: Wednesday 6 May 2009, 23.08CET

Flamurtari secure third Albanian Cup

KS Flamurtari have lifted the Albanian Cup for the third time – and the first since 1988 – after Hair Zeqiri's 93rd-minute goal clinched a 2-1 victory for the underdogs over KF Tirana.

KS Flamurtari have lifted the Albanian Cup for the third time – and the first since 1988 – after Hair Zeqiri's 93rd-minute goal clinched a 2-1 victory for the underdogs over KF Tirana.

Added-time clincher
Flamurtari had lost three cup finals to Tirana but came from behind to end a 21-year exile from the winners' podium thanks to Devis Mema's 65th-minute strike followed by Zegiri's added-time clincher. Tirana had led through a Rezart Dabulla header three minutes before half-time. Flamurtari have thus earned a place in the second qualifying round of next season's UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 07/05/09 10.07CET

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