Albania is close to the company in the second half with Turkey but, as unfortunately often happens, in the final minutes it surrenders to the hosts thanks to a serious misunderstanding between Strakosha and Ismajli.
Edy Reja confirms the formation that a month ago defeated Iceland, except for Veseli instead of the injured Hysaj.
The start of the game is very confusing. The stakes are high and the aggressive attitude of the two teams on the field is proof of this; the race director is forced to pull 4 well yellow cards in the first quarter of an hour to put down the tempers.
The first occasion of the match arrives at 20 'when Cenk Tosun with a series of feints confuses Djimsiti but sends his left-handed conclusion to the side. The red-blacks come out in the second half of the first part of the race and a few minutes before the break they go close to the advantage with a free kick by Manaj - deflected by the barrier - promptly rejected by Gunok.
The second half shows the same script as the first half. Turkey is better off from the break and is repeatedly dangerous from the gates of Strakosha without creating clear scoring chances. Albania is waiting and thanks also to the freshness of Roshi who replaced Lenjani, he manages to restart on the break.
From one of these to the 76 ′ a colossal goal ball is born for Rey Manaj: Roshi makes fun of Celik on the left wing and serves on a golden plate the ball of advantage to the attacker of the Albacete, which incredibly sends to the bottom .
The same Manaj would have four minutes later the ball of the ransom but, launched to net from a splendid passage of Abrashi collapses on the most beautiful and is recovered by the opposing defense. The match, directed towards the final 0-0, changes to the 90 ′ when a nefarious exit from Strakosha opens up to Cenk Tosun the door for the 1-0 final which is worth the victory for Turkey.
Reja: we played an almost perfect race
"We played an almost perfect race, except for the last episode. We had to close the game on those created occasions. The boys are very sorry, as I think all the Albanian people who followed us.
The three points would have given us a chance for the qualification. I can't say anything today about Albania's performance. No player has disappointed me, they have all been very good. I'm angry with fate. If we continue like this, we can put any opponent in trouble. "- said Reja in the post-match to Supersport microphones.
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