Romania vs Albania, Euro 2016: As it happened

Romania vs Albania, Euro 2016: As it happened

Albania claimed their first win at a major tournament after beating Romania 1-0 in the final group A game.

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Romania’s Euro 2016 ended after a 1-0 defeat against Albania. (Source: AP)

Albania handed Romania a 1-0 defeat and kept their hopes of making their chances to Last 16 alive. This was their first win at a major tournament.

Romania vs Albania

90+5′ That is all! Albania have pulled off a historic win by beating Romania in the final group game 1-0

90′ 5 minutes of added time

84′ Torje wins a free kick but hits it straight into the Albanian wall. Romania keep on trailing

80′ Stancu with a long range shot but it is wide

76′ Andone hits the bar. This is frustrating for Romania


69′ Torje has a shot at the goal but missed. Romania could have equalled here

64′ Albania pressing for the second goal, Romania somehow have managed to keep them away

58′ If Romania fail to score, then they will head home after the game

52′ Mavraj with a header to double Albania’s lead but that has been blocked

46′ Players are back. Romania need a goal to be back in it

HALF TIME: Albania go into the break leading 1-0

43′ GOAL! Sadiku scores! Cross by Memushaj and the keeper caught in no man’s land. Headed in with ease and Albania lead 1-0!

37′ Romania dominated for 25 minutes but now Albania are growing into things. Creating good chances helped by quick counters

22′ CHANCE! Huge moment for Albania. Lenjani is offside but he just skied in front of an open net. Great build up play though.

18′ Romania getting into the game and once again Albania riding the pressure. But it was broken against France, can it be held today? 72 minutes more…

6′ Basha (Albania) is booked early on

1′ Things underway then in Lyon

# Starting XI

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Bogdan Stancu became the first Romanian to score twice at a European Championship. (Source: AP)

Bogdan Stancu’s achievement in becoming the first Romanian to score twice at a European Championship would mean nothing if his team failed to progress to the last 16, the striker said on Thursday.