ELBASAN – Two late strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic have dented the Euro 2016 qualification hopes of Albania as Serbia recorded a 2-0 victory in clash at the Qemal Stafa stadium in Elbasan.


This is Serbia’s second victory in the group, but the team previously lost all chances to win a place in the continental championship due to take place in France in 2016.

The goals were scored by Kolarov (90th minute), and Ljajic (90+4 minute).

The match was marked by a heated atmosphere with over 2,000 police officers deployed as security.

Ahead of the match, Serbia’s national anthem was met with whistling protests and the fans at the stadium shouted Kosovo Liberation Army, and tied flags of Albania and Croatia were also displayed.

The defeat leaves Albania in need of a positive result in their final game to have any chance of earning automatic qualification from Group I.