Albania - Macedonia Match Ends with a Draw
Albanian Daily News
Published September 6, 2017
Albania -Macedonia match, part of the World Cup 2018 qualification process ended with a 1-1 draw. The much expected challenge, which was played last night in Strumica, was filled with emotions but at the end there was no winner.
The Albanian team experienced some difficulties during the first half but managed to get the lead in the 53rd minute thanks to a goal of Roshi who finalized a brilliant assist by Sadiku. Panucci's players had another chance to deepen the lead a few minutes later but Sadiku failed to score while standing alone in front of the goalkeeper.
The Macedonians promptly reacted and won a penalty in 78th minute that was transformed into goal by Trajkovski. They had some more chance to score during the last minutes but Etrit Berisha reacted brilliantly confirming his role as one of the best elements in the field.
Albania now ranks at third place in Group 'G' with 13 points, while Macedonia ranks at 5th place with 7 points. Spain leads the group with 22 points followed by Italy with 19 points.