• FT

    Azerbaijan

    0

    Wales

    1

  • FT

    Kazakhstan

    0

    England

    4

  • FT

    Slovakia

    7

    San Marino

    0

  • FT

    Macedonia

    0

    Norway

    0

  • FT

    Belarus

    5

    Andorra

    1

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    Finland

    2

    Liechtenstei

    1

  • FT

    Bulgaria

    1

    Rep of Ire

    1

  • FT

    Cyprus

    2

    Montenegro

    2

  • FT

    Lithuania

    0

    Romania

    1

  • FT

    Sweden

    0

    Denmark

    1

  • FT

    Croatia

    2

    Ukraine

    2

  • FT

    Serbia

    1

    Austria

    0

  • FT

    Albania

    1

    Portugal

    2

  • FT

    Iceland

    1

    Netherlands

    2

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - UEFA

Qemal Stafa

Referee: Florian Meyer | Attendance: 50500

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Albania

  • Erjon Bogdani 29'

1 - 2

FT

Portugal

  • Hugo Almeida 28'
  • Bruno Alves 90'

Late goal keeps Portuguese hopes alive

Portugal needed an injury-time

goal from defender Bruno Alves to beat Albania 2-1 in a World

Cup qualifier on Saturday and keep alive their hopes of reaching

next year's tournament in South Africa.

Portugal are third in Group One with nine points, behind

leaders Denmark on 16 and Hungary with 13 and their last-gasp

win in Albania must be followed by victories in their three

remaining matches for them to top the standings.

The group winners qualify for the finals while the best

eight runners-up from the nine groups go through to a playoff.

Portugal had taken the lead with a Hugo Almeida header in

the 27th minute after Jose Bosingwa surged forward to supply the

cross. Albania equalised just two minutes later when striker

Bogdani beat Bruno Alves in the air to head in Skela's cross.

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz replaced ineffective

midfielder Luis Boa Morte with Simao Sabrosa at halftime and

Portugal created more chances in the second half.

But poor finishing meant they had to wait until the 93rd

minute for Bruno Alves to grab the priceless winner.

Scoring Summary

  • Albania
  • Portugal

Match Stats

  • Albania
  • Portugal
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Albania
  • Portugal
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Raul Meireles (53')
Pepe (80')