Qualifying round (Group 10) - 13/11/2009 - 14:00CET (14:00 local time) - Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa - Tirana
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Albania - Austria 2-2 - 13/11/2009 - match page - Under-21 2011

Austria avoid a spot of bother

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.27CET
Albania 2-2 Austria
The visitors spurned two penalties and were 2-0 down, but eventually earned a point to take the outright lead in Group 10.
Austria avoid a spot of bother
Andreas Herzog's side now top Group 10 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AlbaniaAustria

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts8
 
8
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
5
Fouls committed19
 
15

Matches

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.27CET

Austria avoid a spot of bother

Albania 2-2 Austria
The visitors spurned two penalties and were 2-0 down, but eventually earned a point to take the outright lead in Group 10.

Austria missed two penalties and were 2-0 down at one stage, but eventually secured a 2-2 draw in Albania to take the outright lead of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

Syjak strike
Andreas Herzog's side sat top of their section alongside Scotland and Belarus on nine points prior to kick-off, but are now in sole command, at least until Scotland travel to Azerbaijan on Saturday. Their prospects of being in pole position come the end of the weekend took a turn for the worse after 20 minutes when, after a sloppy clearance, Erando Karabeci's free-kick landed at Arsen Syjak's feet. He made no mistake from six metres out.

Penalty misses
Sykaj looked to have turned from hero to villain two minutes before half-time but, having felled Christian Ramsebner to hand Austria a penalty, he could breathe a sigh of relief when Veli Kavlak shot wide. Odise Roshi salted Austria's wounds five minutes into the second half with a powerful shot that beat Lukas Königshofer. The visitors hit back within two minutes when Kavlak's shot was deflected into his own net by Klodian Samina. Shpetim Mocka then saved superbly to deny Austria – Julian Baumgartlinger on this occasion – for a second time from the spot, but Julius Perstaller struck from close range with eleven minutes remaining to finally level matters.

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Last updated: 13/11/09 16.13CET

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Lineups

Albania

Albania

Austria

Austria

1
MockaShpetim Mocka (GK)
21
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
4
SaminaKlodian Samina
Goal52'
3
KochFabian Koch
Yellow Card65'
5
GocajOlsi Gocaj
4
MargreitterGeorg Margreitter
Substitution65'
6
ArberiPolizoi Arberi
5
RamsebnerChristian Ramsebner
7
MalindiEnco Malindi (C)
Substitution89'
6
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger (C)
Penalty72'
Yellow Card90+3'
8
LilajSabien Lilaj
Yellow Card31'
Substitution68'
7
A. GrünwaldAlexander Grünwald
Substitution62'
10
KarabeciErando Karabeci
Yellow Card76'
8
KavlakVeli Kavlak
Penalty43'
Yellow Card90+3'
11
HysaVilfor Hysa
Substitution54'
9
NuhiuAtdhe Nuhiu
14
HoxhaAltin Hoxha
Yellow Card45+1'
10
AlabaDavid Alaba
15
SykajArsen Sykaj
Goal20'
11
WeimannAndreas Weimann
Substitution82'
16
RoshiOdise Roshi
Goal50'
Yellow Card72'
16
DibonChristopher Dibon

Substitutes

12
HaxhoEgland Haxho (GK)
1
SchoberWolfgang Schober (GK)
2
HotajErbet Hotaj
12
SeidlManuel Seidl
3
KaculiGaniol Kaculi
13
PerstallerJulius Perstaller
Substitution65'
Goal79'
9
JanuziAhmed Januzi
Substitution54'
14
KlemChristian Klem
13
GavaOrgest Gava
Substitution68'
15
AlarDeni Alar
17
CikalleshiSokol Cikalleshi
Substitution89'
19
PiermayrThomas Piermayr
Substitution82'
18
ShkurtajVasil Shkurtaj
20
BurgstallerGuido Burgstaller
Substitution62'

Coach

Artan Bushati (ALB) Andreas Herzog (AUT)

Referee

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Assistant referees

Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Marcin Lis (POL)

Fourth official

Hubert Siejewicz (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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