World Cup Qualifying - European - Group G
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Albania beat Macedonia after 15hr delay

Rain at Albania v Macedonia
The conditions at the Loro Borici Stadium became unplayable on Monday evening

Albania scored a late winner to beat Macedonia in their re-started World Cup qualifying match after a 15-hour delay because of torrential rain.

The Group G game in Shkoder was stopped after 76 minutes on Monday with the score at 1-1.

The final 14 minutes started at 13:00 BST on Tuesday and Bekim Balaj scored in the 89th minute.

Armando Sadiku had given the home side the lead before Ezgjan Alioski levelled for Macedonia with half an hour to go.

Line-ups

Albania

  • 1Berisha
  • 4Hysaj
  • 6Djimsiti
  • 15Mavraj
  • 7Agolli
  • 22AbrashiSubstituted forBalajat 60'minutes
  • 13Kukeli
  • 14Xhaka
  • 11GashiSubstituted forMemushajat 60'minutes
  • 10Sadiku
  • 18HykaSubstituted forRoshiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lila
  • 3Lenjani
  • 5Veseli
  • 8Basha
  • 9Memushaj
  • 12Shehi
  • 16Cikalleshi
  • 17Aliji
  • 19Balaj
  • 20Kace
  • 21Roshi
  • 23Hoxha

Macedonia

  • 12Zahov
  • 13Ristovski
  • 5MojsovSubstituted forIbraimiat 89'minutes
  • 6Sikov
  • 4Ristevski
  • 3ZhutaBooked at 59mins
  • 11HasaniSubstituted forGjorgjevat 75'minutes
  • 17StjepanovicBooked at 46minsSubstituted forPetrovicat 61'minutes
  • 20Spirovski
  • 8Alioski
  • 10Pandev

Substitutes

  • 1Dimitrievski
  • 7Trickovski
  • 9Ibraimi
  • 15Nestorovski
  • 18Gjorgjev
  • 19Petrovic
Referee:
Hüseyin Göçek
Attendance:
14,667

Match Stats

Home TeamAlbaniaAway TeamMacedonia
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home23
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Albania 2, Macedonia 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Albania 2, Macedonia 1.

Odise Roshi (Albania) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stefan Ristovski (Macedonia).

Attempt saved. Stefan Ristovski (Macedonia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski.

Foul by Ledian Memushaj (Albania).

Goran Pandev (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Armando Sadiku (Albania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Taulant Xhaka.

Attempt saved. Goran Pandev (Macedonia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Ristovski.

Foul by Taulant Xhaka (Albania).

Stefan Spirovski (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macedonia. Besart Ibraimi replaces Daniel Mojsov.

Goal!

Goal! Albania 2, Macedonia 1. Bekim Balaj (Albania) with an attempt from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Ledian Memushaj with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ansi Agolli (Albania) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stefan Spirovski (Macedonia).

Etrit Berisha (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vance Sikov (Macedonia).

Corner, Macedonia. Conceded by Mergim Mavraj.

Foul by Burim Kukeli (Albania).

Goran Pandev (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Albania. Ansi Agolli tries a through ball, but Bekim Balaj is caught offside.

Taulant Xhaka (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Spirovski (Macedonia).

Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).

Milovan Petrovic (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ansi Agolli (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nikola Gjorgjev (Macedonia).

Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).

Ezgjan Alioski (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Elseid Hysaj (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Macedonia).

Offside, Albania. Elseid Hysaj tries a through ball, but Armando Sadiku is caught offside.

Ledian Memushaj (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Goran Pandev (Macedonia).

Foul by Taulant Xhaka (Albania).

Stefan Spirovski (Macedonia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Berat Djimsiti (Albania).

Ezgjan Alioski (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Macedonia. Nikola Gjorgjev replaces Ferhan Hasani.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 5th September 2016

As It Stood

A

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3France00000000
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5Netherlands00000000
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B

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2Faroe Islands00000000
3Hungary00000000
4Latvia00000000
5Portugal00000000
6Switzerland00000000

C

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2Azerbaijan11001013
3Czech Rep10100001
4Northern Ireland10100001
5San Marino100101-10
6Norway100103-30

D

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2Austria11002113
3R. of Ireland10102201
4Serbia10102201
5Georgia100112-10
6Moldova100104-40

E

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3Poland10102201
4Montenegro10101101
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F

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3Lithuania10102201
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5Slovakia100101-10
6Malta100115-40

G

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2Italy11003123
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5Israel100113-20
6Liechtenstein100108-80

H

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I

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2Finland10101101
3Iceland10101101
4Kosovo10101101
5Turkey10101101
6Ukraine10101101
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