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Albania defeats Kazakhstan 3-1 and fights for the top of Nations League Group C

  • 11/16/2020 11:00 AM
Albania defeats Kazakhstan 3-1 and fights for the top of Nations League Group C

The Albanian national football team won 3-1 against Kazakhstan, at the "Air Albania" stadium, in the framework of the Nations League competition.  Coach  of the Albanian National Team, Edi Reja lined up the 3-4-3 formation with goalkeeper Berisha, defenders Xhimshiti, Ismajli and Veseli, midfilenders Hysaj, Memushaj, Abrashi and Kallaku and forwards Uzuni, Manaj and Cikalleshi.

Albania started the game quite well as in the 16th minute they managed to score with Cikallesh, who made the best use of a volley in the area and scoring a header. 

In the 23rd minute came the doubling of the result, with Ismajli benefiting from a mistake of the Khazak defenders.

But the joy of the national team players did not last long as the Cossacks narrowed the gap with a goal from the midfield immediately after putting the ball back in the game, with goalkeeper Berisha unprepared.

In the second half, the national team entered the field very motivated as in the 63rd minute Abrashi won a penalty  which was converted into a goal by Rey Manaj.

In the rest of the match, the national team controlled the game, thinking about Wednesday's challenge against Belarus.

In the next match of Group 4 of League C Belarus defeated Lithuania 2-0.

Albania ranks second in group 4 with 8 points, while the group is led by Belarus with 10 points.  /rti.rtsh.al 

/ERvin Çali/