Romania v Albania, 19 June 2016

Score1-0 to Albania
RefereePavel Královec
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group A
VenueStade des Lumieres, Lyon
Attendance49,752
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST). Assistant referees: Roman Slyško (Slovakia) Tomáš Mokrusch (Czech Republic) Fourth official: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece) Additional assistant referees: Petr Ardeleánu (Czech Republic) Michal Paták (Czech Republic) Reserve assistant referee: Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece) Man of the Match: Arlind Ajeti (Albania) Albania's Burem Kukeli was suspended for this vital final Group A clash with both sides needing a win. Romania had the best of the first half until the 22nd minute when Ermir Lenjani had a golden opportunity to put Albania ahead but fired over the bar. From that point on Albania dominated and Armando Sadiku scored with a header just before half-time. Albania were fortunate in the 72nd minute when a certain goal for Romania was forestalled by an incorrect linesman call for off-side. On 76 minutes Florin Andone hit the bar but Romania's efforts to equalise, let alone win the game were in vain. It was to be an historic night for Albanian football as they recorded their first ever win in a major tournament.

0  Romania

Manager: Anghel Iordanescu

1  Albania

Manager: Giovanni 'Gianni' de Biasi

Goals:

Goals:

Armando Sadiku 43 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Vlad Chiricheș (captain)
Defender Dragos Grigore
Defender Alexandru Matel
Defender/Midfielder Ovidiu Hoban
Midfielder Adrian Popa
Midfielder Andrei Prepeliță
Midfielder Nicolae Stanciu
Forward Denis Alibec
Forward Bogdan Stancu

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Etrit Berisha
Defender Arlind Ajeti
Defender Elseid Hysaj
Defender Andi Lila
Defender Mërgim Mavraj
Defender/Midfielder Ansi Agolli (captain)
Midfielder Amir Abrashi
Midfielder Migjen Basha
Midfielder Ermir Lenjani
Midfielder Ledian Memushaj
Forward Armando Sadiku

Substitutions:

Lucian Sanmartean for Andrei Prepeliță 46
Gabriel Torje for Denis Alibec 57
Florin Andone for Adrian Popa 68

Substitutions:

Bekim Balaj for Armando Sadiku 59
Odise Roshi for Ermir Lenjani 77
Lorik Cana for Migjen Basha 83

Cards:

Alexandru Matel 53 Y
Cristian Săpunaru 85 Y
Gabriel Torje 90 Y

Cards:

Migjen Basha 6 Y
Ledian Memushaj 85 Y
Elseid Hysaj 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Silviu Lung
Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender Steliano Filip
Defender Valerica Gaman
Defender Cosmin Moţi
Defender/Midfielder Mihai Pintilii
Defender/Midfielder Razvan Rat
Midfielder Alexandru Chipciu
Midfielder Lucian Sanmartean
Forward Florin Andone
Forward Gabriel Torje

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alban Hoxha
Goalkeeper Orges Shehi
Defender Naser Aliji
Defender Lorik Cana
Defender Fréddie Veseli
Defender Taulant Xhaka
Midfielder Sokol Cikalleshi
Midfielder Shkëlzen Gashi
Midfielder Ergys Kaçe
Midfielder Odise Roshi
Forward Bekim Balaj