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Historic for Albanian women's football, Vllaznia eliminates Turkish champions

  • 11/3/2020 10:36 PM
Historic for Albanian women's football, Vllaznia eliminates Turkish champions
Great success for Albanian women's football. The champions of Vllaznia defeated the Turkish ALG Spor Kulubu in a challenge full of emotions, thus passing to the second round of the Champions League.

The match ended 2-2 in the first 90 minutes, where Shkodra team passed twice in the lead with Gjini, but always being equalized by the Turks. In extra time, with a goal by Çivelek in the 118th minute, the Turks were starting to celebrate the qualification, but in the last seconds Bajraktari managed to equalize everything thanks to a beautiful kick.

The penalties smiled on the Albanians who could thus celebrate an almost unexpected victory over a potentially stronger rival.

FSHF President Armand Duka assessed the victory as an "excellent achievement for the red and blue girls, but also for women's football. Let us hope that this success is followed by other triumphs and that Vllaznia advances to the group stage of the Champions League for women. It would be a deserved success for this team, but at the same time it shows that women's football in Albania has increased in terms of quality in recent years.
 
/Klara Ruci/