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International Friendlies

  • Bekim Balaj 58’
0 Half Time 0
21/11/2018
Round 1
Elbasan Arena
Attendance 3,000

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
    • 0'
      First Half begins.
    • 5'
      Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Wales) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel James with a cross.
    • 7'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Migjen Basha.
    • 7'
      Attempt blocked. David Brooks (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Lawrence.
    • 7'
      Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Wales) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Wilson with a cross following a corner.
    • 9'
      Foul by Joe Allen (Wales).
    • 9'
      Migjen Basha (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 10'
      Harry Wilson (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 10'
      Foul by Eros Grezda (Albania).
    • 10'
      Attempt missed. Harry Wilson (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
    • 12'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Ardian Ismajli.
    • 14'
      Offside, Albania. Migjen Basha tries a through ball, but Eros Grezda is caught offside.
    • 20'
      Foul by Connor Roberts (Wales).
    • 20'
      Eros Grezda (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 22'
      Attempt missed. David Brooks (Wales) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Wilson with a cross.
    • 24'
      Foul by David Brooks (Wales).
    • 24'
      Elseid Hysaj (Albania) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 28'
      Andi Lila (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 28'
      Foul by Joe Allen (Wales).
    • 28'
      Danny Ward (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 28'
      Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).
    • 29'
      Foul by Andi Lila (Albania).
    • 29'
      David Brooks (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 29'
      Andi Lila (Albania) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 30'
      YC Andi Lila
    • 30'
      Foul by Tom Lockyer (Wales).
    • 30'
      Andi Lila (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 31'
      Corner, Albania. Conceded by Andy King.
    • 32'
      Ardian Ismajli (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 32'
      Foul by Sam Vokes (Wales).
    • 34'
      David Brooks (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 34'
      Foul by Taulant Xhaka (Albania).
    • 35'
      Taulant Xhaka (Albania) is shown the yellow card.
    • 36'
      YC Taulant Xhaka
    • 36'
      Foul by Eros Grezda (Albania).
    • 36'
      Harry Wilson (Wales) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 38'
      Foul by Taulant Xhaka (Albania).
    • 38'
      Andy King (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 40'
      Delay in match Ardian Ismajli (Albania) because of an injury.
    • 41'
      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
    • 41'
      Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).
    • 41'
      Chris Gunter (Wales) wins a free kick on the left wing.
    • 41'
      Bekim Balaj (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 41'
      Foul by Jamie Lawrence (Wales).
    • 41'
      Foul by Frederic Veseli (Albania).
    • 41'
      Harry Wilson (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 42'
      Andy King (Wales) is shown the yellow card.
    • 43'
      YC Andy King
    • 43'
      Attempt blocked. Harry Wilson (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Roberts.
    • 43'
      Attempt saved. Chris Gunter (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
    • 44'
      Offside, Albania. Bekim Balaj tries a through ball, but Andi Lila is caught offside.
    • 45'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Ardian Ismajli.
    • 45'
      Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Wales) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Brooks with a through ball.
    • 46'
      First Half ends, Albania 0, Wales 0.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Second Half begins Albania 0, Wales 0.
    • 45'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Ardian Ismajli.
    • 45'
      Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Wales) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel James with a cross following a corner.
    • 45'
      Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Wales) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lockyer.
    • 47'
      Taulant Xhaka (Albania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 47'
      Foul by Andy King (Wales).
    • 48'
      Offside, Albania. Mergim Mavraj tries a through ball, but Myrto Uzuni is caught offside.
    • 49'
      Offside, Albania. Frederic Veseli tries a through ball, but Bekim Balaj is caught offside.
    • 50'
      Myrto Uzuni (Albania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 50'
      Foul by Tom Lockyer (Wales).
    • 50'
      Attempt blocked. Daniel James (Wales) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Wilson.
    • 51'
      Chris Gunter (Wales) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 52'
      YC Chris Gunter
    • 52'
      Foul by Frederic Veseli (Albania).
    • 52'
      Harry Wilson (Wales) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 52'
      Delay in match Frederic Veseli (Albania) because of an injury.
    • 53'
      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
    • 53'
      Migjen Basha (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 54'
      Foul by Connor Roberts (Wales).
    • 55'
      Substitution, Wales. Ben Woodburn replaces Daniel James.
    • 55'
      Substitution, Wales. Aaron Ramsey replaces Joe Allen.
    • 55'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Mergim Mavraj.
    • 56'
      SI Ben Woodburn SO Daniel James
    • 56'
      SI Aaron Ramsey SO Joe Allen
    • 56'
      Attempt blocked. Frederic Veseli (Albania) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Taulant Xhaka.
    • 57'
      Penalty Albania. Taulant Xhaka draws a foul in the penalty area.
    • 57'
      Penalty conceded by Harry Wilson (Wales) after a foul in the penalty area.
    • 57'
      Harry Wilson (Wales) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 57'
      Goal! Albania 1, Wales 0. Bekim Balaj (Albania) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
    • 58'
      YC Harry Wilson
    • 58'
      G Bekim Balaj
    • 58'
      Substitution, Wales. Gareth Bale replaces David Brooks.
    • 58'
      Substitution, Albania. Ledian Memushaj replaces Andi Lila.
    • 59'
      SI Gareth Bale SO David Brooks
    • 59'
      SI Ledian Memushaj SO Andi Lila
    • 60'
      Foul by Eros Grezda (Albania).
    • 60'
      Andy King (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 62'
      Attempt saved. Harry Wilson (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Woodburn.
    • 62'
      Attempt missed. Myrto Uzuni (Albania) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ledian Memushaj.
    • 62'
      Foul by Eros Grezda (Albania).
    • 62'
      Gareth Bale (Wales) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 65'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Migjen Basha.
    • 68'
      Substitution, Albania. Sabien Lilaj replaces Eros Grezda.
    • 69'
      SI Sabien Lilaj SO Eros Grezda
    • 69'
      Foul by Ardian Ismajli (Albania).
    • 69'
      Sam Vokes (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 70'
      Foul by Ledian Memushaj (Albania).
    • 70'
      Aaron Ramsey (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 72'
      Connor Roberts (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 72'
      Foul by Myrto Uzuni (Albania).
    • 75'
      Attempt missed. Myrto Uzuni (Albania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ledian Memushaj.
    • 76'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.
    • 76'
      Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lockyer with a headed pass.
    • 76'
      Attempt blocked. Andy King (Wales) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
    • 76'
      Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy King.
    • 77'
      Attempt missed. Sabien Lilaj (Albania) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Myrto Uzuni.
    • 77'
      Substitution, Wales. Rabbi Matondo replaces Sam Vokes.
    • 77'
      Substitution, Wales. Kieron Freeman replaces Connor Roberts.
    • 78'
      SI Rabbi Matondo SO Sam Vokes
    • 78'
      SI Kieron Freeman SO Connor Roberts
    • 78'
      Foul by Migjen Basha (Albania).
    • 78'
      Rabbi Matondo (Wales) wins a free kick on the left wing.
    • 80'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.
    • 82'
      Foul by Migjen Basha (Albania).
    • 82'
      Rabbi Matondo (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 82'
      Taulant Xhaka (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 82'
      Foul by Gareth Bale (Wales).
    • 83'
      Gareth Bale (Wales) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 83'
      Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).
    • 83'
      Tom Lockyer (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 84'
      YC Gareth Bale
    • 85'
      Foul by Myrto Uzuni (Albania).
    • 85'
      Kieron Freeman (Wales) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 86'
      Attempt saved. Ben Woodburn (Wales) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.
    • 87'
      Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).
    • 87'
      Jamie Lawrence (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 87'
      Corner, Wales. Conceded by Mergim Mavraj.
    • 88'
      Foul by Taulant Xhaka (Albania).
    • 88'
      Harry Wilson (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 89'
      Offside, Albania. Elseid Hysaj tries a through ball, but Bekim Balaj is caught offside.
    • 90'
      Match ends, Albania 1, Wales 0.
    • 91'
      Attempt saved. Taulant Xhaka (Albania) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ledian Memushaj.
    • 92'
      Foul by Migjen Basha (Albania).
    • 92'
      Gareth Bale (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 93'
      Second Half ends, Albania 1, Wales 0.
    • 93'
      Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    4-1-4-1
    ACTIVE
    4-2-3-1
    Defender
    albania
    Ardian Ismajli
    0
    Defender
    albania
    Frederic Veseli
    0
    Defender
    albania
    Elseid Hysaj
    0
    Attacker
    albania
    Bekim Balaj
    0
    Goalkeeper
    wales
    Danny Ward
    12
    Defender
    wales
    Chris Gunter
    2
    Defender
    wales
    Tom Lockyer
    5
    Midfielder
    wales
    Harry Wilson
    8
    Midfielder
    wales
    Aaron Ramsey
    10
    56'Substituted
    Attacker
    wales
    Gareth Bale
    11
    Captain
    59'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    Goalkeeper
    wales
    Wayne Hennessey
    1
    Goalkeeper
    wales
    Adam Davies
    21
    Defender
    wales
    Connor Roberts
    14
    78'Substituted
    Midfielder
    wales
    Joe Allen
    7
    56'Substituted
    Midfielder
    wales
    David Brooks
    19
    59'Substituted
    Attacker
    wales
    Tyler Roberts
    9
    Attacker
    wales
    Daniel James
    20
    56'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Edoardo Reja
    wales
    Rob Page

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 44% 56%
    Effective Chances 5 12
    Shots on Target 2 4
    Turnovers 9 16

    POSSESSION

    Passes 427 528
    Passing Accuracy 79% 84%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 67% 79%
    Crosses 6 23
    Crossing accuracy 0% 17%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 17
    Shots outside the box 2 6
    Shots inside the box 4 11
    Shooting accuracy 33% 24%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 15 15
    Effective Tackles 60% 60%
    Blocked Shots 1 7
    Clearances 20 9
    Saves 1 4

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 21 12
    Yellow Cards 2 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 5 0

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