Nations League, Laziali in action: Strakosha starter in Albania defeat, Milinkovic substituted

By Luke Forestieri -
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Thomas Strakosha in goal for Albania in the UEFA Nations League against Scotland, Source:

Second day of the UEFA Nations League. In addition to Ciro Immobile, who took part in the defeat of Italy against Portugal, two other Lazio players have also been involved in this European football evening: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Thomas Strakosha. Absent due to injury was Adam Marusic.

SCOTLAND-ALBANIA – Albania failed to reach full points in Group 1 of League C. After winning the debut against Israel, the selection of Panucci took a step back, yielding to Scotland 2-0. Starter in goal, Strakosha, beaten by the clumsy own goal of Xhimshiti and then from a Naismith header, resulting from a corner on which the Biancoceleste goalkeeper comes out badly and mishandles the ball.

SERBIA-ROMANIA – After having been on the bench for the entire game against Lithuania, this time Milinkovic-Savic starts in the position of trequartista behind the only striker, Mitrovic. The Fulham striker, with his double had given Serbia the lead twice. He scored the first via a penalty from Stanciu then from Tucudeun. Not a great match for Milinkovic, replaced in the 64′ to make room for Kostic. For Serbia 4 points in two games that are good enough for second place behind Montenegro.

MONTENEGRO-LITHUANIA – He would certainly be a starter for Montenegro, but unfortunately a back problem has kept Adam Marusic out of the match, and he returned to Rome to recover from the injury: he should be back for Sunday against the Empoli. In Group 4 of League C, Montenegro took all 3 points by beating Lithuania 2-0. It all happens in two minutes: in the 34′ the ex-Fiorentina Savic scores 1-0 on a penalty kick, Jankovic doubles soon after. For Montenegro, 4 points in 2 games and first place in the group.


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Tags Albania Empoli Fulham immobile Israel Italy Kostic Laziali Lazio Lithuania Marusic Milinkovic-Savic Mitrovic Montenegro Naismith Nations League Panucci Portugal Romania Savic Scotland Serbia Serie A SS Lazio Strakosha UEFA