Luis Enrique’s side won the international friendly 2-1 on Saturday night at the RCDE Stadium of Club Espanyol. Uzuni equalized after Ferran Torres’ goal gave Spain the lead. Olmo scored the winning goal for the hosts.
Spain, number seven in the FIFA rankings, dominated the attack with possession of more than 60 per cent of the ball in both halves. They had 7 of 13 shots on goal. In contrast, Albania No. 65 can aim for one with three shots. That’s what the net sees.
Spain could have gone ahead in the fifth minute of the match. Cutting off two defenders, Ferran’s shot hit goalkeeper Berisha in the face and went outside.
After 10 minutes, Albania equalized with a touch of good luck. Defender Pao Torres headed in to clear the ball, but the winger Ujuni, who ran to the side, hit the head and the ball went into the net. The goalkeeper who came forward did not get any chance to stop.
At such a time, the Spanish supporters were stunned by the goal. Shortly after that, Olmore scored that great goal. In the last minute of the allotted time, the attacking midfielder of Leipzig hit the target with a powerful shot from the right foot after Jordi Alba entered the D-box through the pass.
Spain will face Iceland next Tuesday in the second friendly match of this year’s international break.
Then next June they will join the UEFA Nations League. Their first opponent there is Portugal.