Spain Defeats Albania within 45-Minutes
Albanian Daily News
Published October 7, 2017
The Albanian National Team faced the impossibility to cope with Spain's high quality in the last night's challenge in 'Jose Rico Perez' of Alicante. The Albanian team was not in his best days thus suffered a 3-0 defeat. Panucci's boys performance during the first half was highly negative because the Iberian team dominated the game in every aspect without facing the slightest residence.
The Spanish team celebrations started at 16th minute thanks to a goal of Rodrigo which prevailed on Etrit Berisha after an assist given by Isco. 8 minutes later it was Isco's turn to deepen the figures while after only three minutes Thiago Alcantara sealed the match's fate with the third goal.
The only positive sign for the Albanian team in the first half was a head-shot by Azdren Llullaku that failed to reach the net.
The 2nd half saw a more combative Albania which made several attempts to change the match's result. Sadiku's and Agolli's entrance in the field gave a positive push to the team's game and they might had even scored with a bit more of luck. A perfect head-shot by Sadiku missed the net for only a few millimeters.
Thanks to this victory Spain is now officially qualified for the World Cup 2018 while Albania ranks at third place with only 1 point more than Israel of the 4th place.