08.06.2021 – 22:13
The Albanian national team is defeated in the second friendly of June. The Czech Republic won 3-1 against Albania in the match played in Prague. A challenge that could have had another story, with the Albanian national team that should have used its opportunities.
Albania starts the match well, circulates the ball better, exercises pressure, but in the final it falters, there are no shots towards the goal. Then the locals increase the level of the game and come out with 3 strikers.
Selmani is at the right height in two attempts, but in the 18th minute he surrenders, when Schick finds the corner of the goal. These are good minutes for the Czech Republic, which could have scored more goals.
However, in the 42nd minute comes a gem of Cikallesh from a distance with the cheese. The Kavaja bomber sets the balance, sending the ball into the triangle, with the home goalkeeper surrendering. The first 4 minutes close in a draw.
The second starts balanced, with sporadic cases for both teams. To come in the 68th minute, when in an action without much pretension, Masopust punishes the red and blacks with the second goal. He found the corner of the gate.
Reja immediately refreshes the team, introducing Doka and Lenjani in the field, instead of Veseli and Trash. The game has rhythm and the red and blacks try to equalize. In 81 ‘there are 3 substitutions at once, in the field Balaj, Seferi and Laçi, totally updating the attacking department. But when the draw was expected, comes the third goal of the Czech Republic. Celustka scores with a header after a cross in the area. It closes 3-1, with Albania that could have done better.