Girls' Albania started the new edition of the Nations League for this category with a draw against Hungary. The first meeting of the red and black girls, played this afternoon at the 'Loro Boriçi' stadium in Shkodra, ended with a score of 1-1.
The goal for Albania was scored by striker Qendresa Krasniqi in the 26th minute, while captain Evelin Fenyvesi scored for Hungary in the 74th minute, Top Channel reports.
Coach Armir Grima fielded this starting line-up: Viona Rexhepi (GK), Arbenita Curraj, Sara Maliqi, Endrina Elezaj, Qendresa Krasniqi, Megi Doçi (C), Maria Bashka, Gresa Berisha, Lucie Gjini, Kristina Maksuti, Alma Hila.
The first half ended with the score 1-0 in favor of the red and black girls. Despite Hungary's chances, our team took advantage of the best moment and found the lead goal. Viona Rexhepi first saved the team from the goal in the 15th minute, while in the 26th minute, Qendresa Krasniqi scored the advantage goal for Albania. The red and black striker took advantage of the Hungarian team's moment of sleepiness and scored the first goal for Albania. The first half ends with a 1-0 advantage for Albania.
Meanwhile, in the second half, the red and black girls control the ball well. They have the first best chance to double the numbers in the 57th minute, with captain Megi Doçi, who takes the ball to the right of the field, where she finds Maria Bashka. The attacker immediately tries the opponent's goal, but the Hungarian guard cuts the ball. Two minutes later, coach Grima makes the first substitution in attack. Kristina Maksuti leaves the field and is replaced by forward Valentina Troka.
The Hungarians equalize the result in the 74th minute, after a goal scored by captain Fenyvesi, who takes advantage of the chaos created in our area and takes the ball into the net.
The red and black technician makes another substitution in the team, putting Matilda Gjergjin on the field for Maria Bashka. Apart from the chances created by the red and black girls, the match ends with the result 1-1, with Albania starting this new journey in the Nations League for girls with a draw.
On Tuesday, the Albanian women's national team will play the second match of the group against Northern Ireland in Belfast.