Thursday, 08.10.2015

European Qualifiers: ALBANIA - SERBIA 0:2 (0:0)

The National Team of Serbia won the match against the National Team of Albania.


In the Round 7 of the Group 9 of the European Qualifiers for EURO 2016, The National Team of Serbia won tonight the match against Albania in Elbasan with a score of 2:0 (0:0)

The match was played on "Elbasan Arena" with the attendance of 12000. Weather: rain conditions.

The match referee was: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

The goalscorers were: Kolarov in 90th min. of play and Ljajić in 90th min. of play.


Yellow cards: Cana, Agoli (Albania), Milivojević, Tomović, Al. Mitrović (Serbia)

Portugal won the match against Denmark with a score of 1:0.

The next match of our team in the European Qualifiers will be on 11.10. against Portugal in Belgrade. Armenia plays the home match against Albania.

Albania: Berisha, Hysaj, Cana, Xhimshiti, Agoli, Xhaka, Basha, Lila (From 46th. min of play Kece), Mamushaj, Lenjani (From 83rd min of play Meha), Balaj (From 68th min of play Cikalleshi).

Serbia: Stojković - Tomović, Ivanović (From 65th. min of play Duško Tošić), Stefan Mitrović, Kolarov - L. Milivojević, N. Matić (From 73rd min of play Fejsa) - Zoran Tošić, Ljajić, Tadić (From 54th. min of play Sulejmani) - Aleksandar Mitrović.

The national team of Serbia made the huge success in Albania. The White Eagles had nice re-match to the National Team of Albania, as the Albanian National Team won in the match in Belgrade which was forfeited 3:0 by the decision of the arbitration.

Our team played tonight in a brave manner, and it was very patient. They had enough experience and managed to score two goals although being in the situation to play without experienced players Ivanovic and Matic who finished the match earlier due to injuries. That was the confirmation of our good performance during the whole match where the host team wanted to win as that would provide them to go to the Final tournament of the European Championship for the First time.


The Albanian team did not create any goalscoring opportunity. Our Midfielders managed to stop all of their ideas, while the defensive line this time played an excellent match. After several situations, Serbia managed to score twice in the stoppage time by Kolarov and Ljajić and it was the shock for the host team and its fans.

The Head Coach of our National Team selected the team that would play a lot in the attack and who could control the game in the midfield area.

The most experienced goalkeeper, Stojkovic, was on the goal, Defensive line was: Tomovic, Ivanovic (Captain), Stefan Mitrovic and Kolarov. Two defensive midfield players were Milivojevic and Matic who recently recovered. The central midfielder was Ljajic. Zoran Tosic and Tadic played in wing positions while Aleksandar Mitrovic was the only forward player.

The Head Coach of Albania, De Biasi selected the similar tactics, and its main intention was to define the game in the Midfield area and to search the goalscoring opportunity in the counter-attacks. It was not succesful as the National Team of Serbia was confident throughout the match.