Friday September 2, 2011 Group Stage: Group D Finished Qemal Stafa Stadium

Albania 1 - 2 France

  • Bogdani 46’
  • Benzema 11’
  • M'Vila 18’

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    Time:90'
    • Albania
    • France
    • 90' France have done enough to clinch the three points, they go three points clear at the top of Group D ahead of Bosnia & Herzogvena.
    • 86' The French are looking very good going forward as Evra gets forward and pulls it back to Ribery, the Munich man dummies it, leaving it for Nasri who forces Ujkani into a tremendous save, tipping it onto the post
    • 83' France make their first change as the match draws to a close with Marvin Martin replacing Florent Malouda
    • 82' France very nearly put the game beyond doubt on two occasions there as first Ribery's cross is very nearly turned in by Malouda but is excellently blocked on the line. Then the resulting corner is headed against the post by Kaboul.
    • 79' Just the match in Tirana going on now as France look to hold onto their lead against Albania in Group D
    • 46' GOAL FOR ALBANIA!!! The home side get one back through Erjon Bogdani. The Cesena man has picked a great time to score right at the start of the second half and now makes it very interesting.
    • 45' France are unbeaten in their last 11 international matches (8 wins, 3 draws) since losing to Belarus on 3 September 2010.
    • 18' GOAL FOR FRANCE!!! M'Vila makes it two. The Rennes midfielder breaks his international duck and gives his side a two goal cushion in their Group D encounter
    • 11' GOAL FOR FRANCE!!! The visiting team take the lead through Real Madrid's Karim Benzema and it could be a comfortable night out for the French
  • Summary

    • 86' The French are looking very good going forward as Evra gets forward and pulls it back to Ribery, the Munich man dummies it, leaving it for Nasri who forces Ujkani into a tremendous save, tipping it onto the post
    • 82' France very nearly put the game beyond doubt on two occasions there as first Ribery's cross is very nearly turned in by Malouda but is excellently blocked on the line. Then the resulting corner is headed against the post by Kaboul.
    • 46' GOAL FOR ALBANIA!!! The home side get one back through Erjon Bogdani. The Cesena man has picked a great time to score right at the start of the second half and now makes it very interesting.
    • 18' GOAL FOR FRANCE!!! M'Vila makes it two. The Rennes midfielder breaks his international duck and gives his side a two goal cushion in their Group D encounter
    • 11' GOAL FOR FRANCE!!! The visiting team take the lead through Real Madrid's Karim Benzema and it could be a comfortable night out for the French

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  • Albania

    Manager: Josip Kuze

  • France

    Manager: Laurent Blanc

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