Albania draws 0-0 with Macedonia in a friendly

Albania was held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Macedonia on

Wednesday in friendly.

Both teams wasted several chances to break the deadlock, with

Kristijan Kirovski missing a header in the 29th minute for

Macedonia.

Albania came close in the 46th when Hamdi Salihi’s shot from six

yards (meters) was saved by goalkeeper Edin Nuredinoski. In the

75th, Emiliano Vila missed a close-range header after a cross from

Jahmir Hyka.

Macedonia has won four of the seven meetings between the

countries, with two draws and one victory for Albania.

Lineups:

Albania: Samir Ujkani; Andi Lila, Kristi Vangjeli (Elis Bakaj,

55), Armend Dallku, Admir Teli; Gjergj Muzaka (Jahmir Hyka, 56),

Ervin Bulku (Emiliano Vila, 74), Altin Lala, Ansi Agolli (Endrit

Vrapi, 66), Klodian Duro (Ledian Memushaj, 63); Hamdi Salihi (Ahmet

Januzi, 78).

Macedonia: Edin Nuredinoski (Martin Bogatinov, 88); Vance Shikov

(Daniel Mojsov, 64), Igor Mitreski, Nikola Gligorov, Ivan

Trichkovski (Bazhe Ilijoski, 66), Velice Shumulikoski, Kristijan

Kirovski (Dusan Savic, 62), Mario Gjurovski (Agron Mehmeti, 58),

Bayram Fetai, Valde Lazarevski, Aleksandar Lazevski (Aleksandar

Todorovski, 68).