Weekend’s goalscorers – The forgotten Juventus talent finally found the net

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Elvis Kabashi (Den Bosch), 1 goal:

Once upon a time there was an Albanian youngster playing in Juventus’s youth academy. He even got to do his bench debut for the senior team on January 2013 and people called him the next best thing. But the name Elvis Kabashi was forgotten shortly after. He was not able to find his place in Juventus so he has been loaned out to different teams hoping to do better. The 20 year old midfielder currently resides in the Netherlands and has been playing for Den Bosch, in the second division, since this summer. Last Friday he scored his first goal in his new team which helped them beat Telstar (2-1). Kabashi played from start and scored the equalizer after 19 minutes. His first goal and he has already picked up two red cards in two months as well. Den Bosch will face second placed Roda JC before they take a winter break.


Armando Vajushi (Lovech), 1 goal:

Haskovo were beaten by Armando Vajushi and his Lovech (1-4) on Saturday. Vajushi’s corner in the 12th minute resulted in a goal for the guests and 20 minutes later Vajushi himself scored a goal too. Vajushi was also involved in the fourth goal that Lovech scored. This was Vajushi’s second goal, last season he had scored eight goals for Lovech before the year ended. The Bulgarian League will take a long winter break now and will return at the end of February.

Hamdi Salihi (Hapoel Acre), 1 goal:

He keeps scoring, for the third round in a row Hamdi Salihi has scored for his team. The Albanian striker helped Hapeol Acre stop leaders Ironi Kiryat Shmona from collecting three points this Saturday. Home team Ironi had taken a 2-0 lead after 49 minutes of play time but 10 minutes later Salihi showed up and headed in Hapoel’s first goal. Game ended 2-2 and even if Hapoel Acre only got one point they remain second from the bottom. Salihi has now scored seven goals so far in Israel’s Super League.

Vasil Shkurtaj (Niko Volos), 1 goal:

Niko Volos are struggeling in the Greek League. 13 rounds have been played and Vasil Shkurtaj’s boys have only collected 7 points which makes them last placed. The former Albanian U21 player Vasil Shkrutaj scored his fourth goal on Saturday during a visit to Platanias. Niko Volos’ goalie was sent off early so they played with one man short for 85 minutes. Home team Platanias toke a 3-0 lead after 53 minutes but 20 minutes later 22-year old Shkurtaj scored one goal for his team. Platanias won (3-1) and Niko Volos went home with zero points.


Ergys Kace (PAOK), 1 goal:

Albanian International Ergys Kace also scored in the Greek Super League this weekend. First placed PAOK got a visit from Kerkyra and won (2-1). Kace played from start and the 21-year old scored the vital 2-1 goal in the 82nd minute which meant that PAOK could get another three points. This was Kace’s third goal, did you know that all the goals have been scored during home games? There’s no place like home is what they say. Anyway, later this week PAOK will visit Andi Lila’s PAS Giannina.

Njazi Kuqi (Olympiakos Volos), 1 goal:

Let’s stay in Greece, in their second division (north chart) Njazi Kuqi’s team suffered a 2-3 defeat against Tyrnavos. The former striker of Finland’s National Team scored the final goal with only four minutes left of the game. This was Kuqi’s third goal in the seven games he has played.

Alban Meha (Paderborn), 1 goal:

Wolfsburg almost gave away three points during their visit to second placed Wolfsburg since an own goal early in the game helped Wolfsburg gain a 1-0 lead. Right after the break Paderborn were awarded a penalty, Alban Meha stepped up and did not miss the chance to equalize. Game ended 1-1 and Meha noted his second goal of the season. This was Paderborn’s second 1-1 draw in a row, next up Schalke are coming to visit.

Jurgen Gjasula (VfR Aalen), 1 goal:

Jurgen Gjasula also scored a penalty goal for his team in Germany’s second division. Nürnberg had scored two goals when the clock reached the one hour mark and a couple of minutes later the referee pointed at the penalty spot. Gjasula was granted the ball and could easily score Aalen’s first goal in the game. Unfortunately that did not help Aalen and they lost 1-2 which meant Nürnberg ruined their winning streak (two wins in a row). Despite the loss 29-year old Gjasula could add his first goal in his new jersey.

Kosovare Asllani (PSG), 2 goals:

One goal wasn’t enough for Kosovare Asllani. She scored two goals when PSG’s ladies crushed guests Metz (9-0).  Asllani played from start while her Albanian team mate Fatmire Alushi was left on the bench. The 25-year old scored PSG’s fourth goal in the 44th and then their sixth goal the 62nd minute. Swedish born Asllani has now scored a total of 10 goals which makes her fourth in the goal scoring chart.

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