Sep 7, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Portugal
0-1
AlbaniaAlbania

Nani (69')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Balaj (52')
Roshi (4'), Abrashi (21'), Xhaka (34'), Mavraj (67'), Kace (69'), Berisha (70')

Albania's Lorik Cana revels in "dream start"

Albania's Cana revels in
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Albania skipper Lorik Cana speaks of his delight following the shock 1-0 win over Portugal.

Captain Lorik Cana has described Albania's 1-0 victory over Portugal in yesterday's Euro 2016 qualifier as a "dream start" for his nation.

The Eagles went into the contest as major underdogs, but a second-half volley from Bekim Balaj was enough for the visitors to claim all three points in Aveiro.

Speaking after the match, midfielder Cana told reporters: "It was a dream start, a perfect start for us. We had to start qualification away from home in Portugal, the group favourites, and I still think they are the group favourites.

"It was a historic result to win against a big team in Europe, so I am very happy for my country and for my people. They were all looking to the national team. This victory is for them and we will try to do the best that we can until the end of qualification."

Next up for Albania is a home clash against Denmark in October.

Albania's forward Odise Roshi (L) vies with Portugal's defender Fabio Coentrao during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match on September 7, 2014
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