Weekend’s goalscorers – A super-sub named Edmond Kapllani

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Edmond Kapllani (FSV Frankfurt), 2 goals:

Friday’s 2.Bundesliga game between Bochum and FSV Frankfurt was action filled as six goals were scored and one red card was handed out at rewirpowerStadion in Bochum. Home team Bochum almost got three points but Frankfurt’s super-sub Edmond Kapllani stopped that from happening. Bochum had taken a 2-0 lead after an hour of play time and in the 71st minute Odise Roshi was replaced by Kapllani. Minutes later Frankfurt made it to 2-1 but shortly after Bochum scored another goal and at this point the guests were getting frustrated. A red card and a penalty in the 84th minute gave Frankfurt a bit of their hope back. Kapllani was given the ball and made no mistake to score but he was not done there, six minutes later he had managed to head in an equalizer after a corner kick. The game ended 3-3 and Kapllani has now scored seven goals so far.


Benjamin Sulimani (Admira Wacker), 1 goal:

Another super-sub this weekend was Admira Wacker’s Benjamin Sulimani. He started on their bench while his team-mate Eldis Bajrami was on their XI as they visited Ried. No goals were scored during the first hour so Admira’s coach decided to make some offensive changes and Sulimani was substituted in. Shortly after Admira scored and Ried equalized in the 80th minute. In the 83rd minute Bajrami was substituted out and seconds later Sulimani showed up to score Admira’s second goal. It was a short-lived joy as Ried equalized once again right before the game ended (2-2). Sulimani has struggled to find the net this season and this was only his second goal.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday), 1 goal:

Sheffield Wednesday beat second placed Middlesbrough (2-0) this weekend in the English Championship. Austrian raised Atdhe Nuhiu was on Sheffield’s XI and had to witness a goalless first half but in the 52nd minute home team Sheffield were awarded a penalty. Nuhiu easily found the net and gave his team a 1-0 lead. The almost two meter tall forward was also involved in the second goal as his header bounced off the post and then his team-mate managed to score on the rebound. Sheffield won 2-0 and are 10th in the Championship table. Nuhiu have now scored six goals this season, half of them have actually been scored against Middlesbrough.

Dardan Rexhepi (BK Häcken), 1 goal:

The only Albanian to score during Saturday’s Swedish Cup games was Dardan Rexhepi. He was on Häcken’s XI and only needed a few seconds to score against Huddinge. Häcken won 3-1 and will now face Mjällby AIF in the third group stage game. Rexhepi by the way only played for 68 minutes before he joined Egzon Binaku on the bench whereas their team-mate Leonard Zuta played the entire game.


Arber Zeneli (IF Elfsborg), 1 goal: 

Arber Zeneli also got to score in the Swedish Cup during the weekend. His IF Elfsborg smashed AFC United with a 5-1 win. AFC had put Rinor Nushi from start while Zeneli was benched at first. Elfsborg had taken a 4-1 lead when Zeneli was substituted in after 67 minutes and right before the game ended Zeneli scored the final 5-1 goal. This is actually Zeneli’s second goal in the Swedish Cup so far. Up next Elfsborg will face last placed Brommapojkarna.

Astrit Ajdarevic (Helsingborgs IF), 1 goal:

Swedish raised Astrit Ajdarevic is currently on loan from Standard Liege and he was happy to score his first goal this Sunday. HIF’s new coach Henrik Larsson, decided to put Ajdarevic on their starting eleven and he only needed 30 minutes to give HIF a 1-0 lead against Västerås SK. Ajdarevic played the entire game and HIF won 4-0, they will now face Halmstads BK in the next group stage game.

Gezim Shalaj (Pandurii Târgu Jiu), 1 goal:

In Romania Gezim Shalaj and his boys also got to celebrate a 4-0 win during the Sunday. He started on Pandurii Târgu Jiu’s bench against bottom placed Cluj and was substituted in after 68 minutes. Five minutes before the game ended he scored the final 4-0 goal. This was Swiss born Shalaj’s second goal this season.

Ferhan Hasani (Brøndby IF), 1 goal:

Brøndby on the other hand only collected one point when first placed Midtjylland came to visit in Denmark’s first league. Ferhan Hasani was on Brøndby’s XI while team mate Riza Durmisi warmed their bench. The first half didn’t include any goals but the guests managed to get a 1-0 lead right after the break. An hour had barely been played when one of Brøndby’s striker were awarded a red card but 20 minutes later Hasani managed to equalize. Game ended 1-1 and Brøndby remain fifth. This was Hasani’s second goal.

Vedat Muriqi (Giresunspur), 1 goal:

A super-sub named Vedat Muriqi saved the day when Giresunspur were visited by Denizlispor in the Turkish second league. Giresunspur found it very difficult to score so they decided to bring in Muriqi in the 67th minute. It later turned out to be a right decision as he only minutes later gave the home team a 1-0 lead. Shortly after the guests had to play with one man short due to a red card and at the very end Giresunspur managed to score another goal. They eventually won 2-0. This was 20-year-old Muriqi’s second goal this season.

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