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Armando Sadiku winner makes Albania history in win over Romania

Romania v Albania - EURO 2016 - Group A

Amir Abrashi pumped his fists and screamed at the equally passionate Albanian support congregated behind Romania’s goal. He had only won a corner but also precious time in the country’s wait for its debut victory at a major tournament. Seconds later it arrived, and Albania’s live-wire midfielder dropped to his knees in tears. History in the making.

The Xhaka brothers braced to lock horns – for Albania and Switzerland

Switzerland training - EURO 2016

Eight months to the day after Taulant Xhaka anchored Albania’s midfield as they sealed a place at Euro 2016 with a 3-0 win over Armenia – while his brother, the Swiss international Granit, sent supportive messages on social media – the pair face a scenario neither could have seriously expected when cheering one another on in the qualifiers.

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Romania v Albania - EURO 2016 - Group A

Armando Sadiku winner makes Albania history in win over Romania

Amir Abrashi pumped his fists and screamed at the equally passionate Albanian support congregated behind Romania’s goal. He had only won a corner but also precious time in the country’s wait for its debut victory at a major tournament. Seconds later it arrived, and Albania’s live-wire midfielder dropped to his knees in tears. History in the making.