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Veliaj makes amends for Albania

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.00CET
Albania 1-1 Turkey Emilijano Veliaj's goal cancelled out Semih Şentürk's opener for Turkey as honours were shared in Group 2.
by Fatjon Pandovski
from Tirana
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.00CET

Veliaj makes amends for Albania

Albania 1-1 Turkey Emilijano Veliaj's goal cancelled out Semih Şentürk's opener for Turkey as honours were shared in Group 2.

Turkey and Albania completed their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaigns with a 1-1 Group 2 draw.

Semih goal
Semih Şentürk exploited some indecisive defending to score Turkey’s opener after just nine minutes, but despite getting plenty of pressure in the opening period, the visitors never managed to add to their account and it was a more even affair in the second half.

Final standings
Having suffered a humiliating defeat in Ukraine four days ago, Hasan Lika's Albania put in a much improved performance and defender Emilijano Veliaj beat Turkey goalkeeper Fevzi Elmaz for their equaliser after 72 minutes. The result means Albania finish second from bottom of the group while Turkey finished fourth.

Kapsal pleased
"We were better in the first half - we controlled the ball very well," said Turkey coach Reha Kapsal. "The goal gave us a boost and allowed us to control the match better. The boys have put in a good performance even though this was an easy match for both teams."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.03CET

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Lineups

Albania

Albania

Turkey

Turkey

1
OlsiBishani Olsi (GK)
1
FevziElmas Fevzi (GK)
3
DollakuMarlond Dollaku
2
Uğur UçarUğur Uçar
Yellow Card75
5
LikmetaArben Likmeta
3
TeberErgün Teber
14
VeliajEmiliano Veliaj (C)
Goal61
4
Can AratCan Arat
4
LilaAndi Lila
5
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
18
DushkuErion Dushku
6
KaradumanBurak Karaduman
Yellow Card30
2
SefaJetmir Sefa
Substitution62
7
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution65
8
KoreshiErlind Koreshi
Substitution55
8
Adem KoçakAdem Koçak (C)
Substitution46
9
G. LikaGilman Lika
Substitution55
9
CakirMehmet Cakir
Substitution75
10
MileVangjel Mile
10
Bilal KısaBilal Kısa
6
ArapiRenato Arapi
Yellow Card86
11
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Goal7

Substitutes

12
GumaTaulant Guma (GK)
12
Serkan KırıntılıSerkan Kırıntılı (GK)
13
HodoBledar Hodo
13
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
11
SukajXheyahir Sukaj
Substitution55
14
KahyaRamazan Kahya
15
MajmetaGerald Majmeta
15
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution46
Yellow Card71
7
MemaDenis Mema
Substitution62
16
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın
Substitution65
Yellow Card90+3
16
BakajElis Bakaj
Substitution55
17
Arda TuranArda Turan
17
AbilaliajArbër Abilaliaj
18
CafercanAksu Cafercan
Substitution75

Coach

Hasan Lika (ALB) Reha Kapsal (TUR)

Referee

Haim Jakov (ISR)

Assistant referees

Danny Krasikow (ISR), Abed Alramili (ISR)

Fourth official

Jacob Ben Hamou (ISR)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution