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Albania federation denounces bribe in match-fixing attempt

The Albanian football federation has condemned an apparent match-fixing attempt in a recent game between two clubs.

A show on private television Top Channel, Fiks Fare, broadcast a phone call of a person trying to bribe a Patizani player before the team played Kukesi last week. Both clubs were at the top of the league with equal points. The match in Tirana ended 1-1.

A federation statement on Friday "strongly denounced" the bribe and called on the Partizani club to go the authorities. It also said...

 By PA Sport

Legia Warsaw awarded victory over Kukesi after abandoned Europa game

Legia Warsaw have been awarded a 3-0 win by UEFA in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against FK Kukesi.

The match, played in Albania last Thursday, was abandoned after 51 minutes when Legia's Ondrej Duda was hit by a stone thrown from the crowd as his team celebrated taking a 2-1 lead.

Both teams...

 By PA Sport

UEFA charges Kukesi and Legia Warsaw after abandoned game

Kukesi and Legia Warsaw have both been charged by UEFA after their Europa League qualifier on Thursday evening was abandoned because of crowd trouble.

Visitors Legia had just taken a 2-1 lead early in the second half when their midfielder Ondrej Duda was hit by a stone thrown from the crowd. Play was immediately suspended and was abandoned officially around 10 minutes later.

Both teams were charged over the throwing of objects by their fans, with hosts Kukesi also facing several other charges. The...

 By PA Sport

Europa League match abandoned as Legia's Ondrej Duda hit by stone

Crowd trouble caused the abandonment of Thursday's Europa League qualifier between Kukesi and Legia Warsaw in Albania.

Legia had just taken a 2-1 lead in the first leg of the third qualifying round tie when their player Ondrej Duda was hit by an object thrown from the stand.

Play was immediately suspended as Duda was taken off the field on a stretcher and had his head bandaged, but he was soon back on his feet and even changed his bloodied shirt in anticipation of a restart which never came.

The...