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Euro 2016: Albania's Armando Sadiku over moon after win over Romania

Forward Sadiku over the moon after Albania's shock 1-0 win over Romania

Paris: Armando Sadiku was "hugely emotional" after his goal earned Albania a first win at a major tournament while coach Gianni De Biasi was hungry for more.

Eureka: Albania's Armando Sadiku (left) scores the opening goal against Romania in Lyon, France on Sunday. Pic/AFP
Eureka: Albania's Armando Sadiku (left) scores the opening goal against Romania in Lyon, France on Sunday. Pic/AFP

Sadiku's header two minutes before half-time clinched Albania a 1-0 win over Romania to finish third in Group A, potentially earning them a place in the last 16.

Sadiku told uefa.com: "It is, of course, hugely emotional. We've already achieved our goal and for that we are very happy. I am very satisfied to score but the credit goes to the whole team.

"I can't describe [the moment I scored]. It was very emotional. It's a very happy moment to see all the Albanians happy and celebrating. For this I am very pleased."

They will have to wait to see whether they progress as one of the four best third-placed teams.

De Biasi said: "I'm sure we gave huge joy to the Albanian fans. Not just the Albanians in Albania, but Albanians who live around the world.

We got there with heart and quality. We played with our heads and with mental strength. "If we stay, we can cause trouble for big teams.

I think we grew in confidence tonight."

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