Late leveller earns Albania surprise draw

BUCHAREST - A late equaliser by Gjergj Muzaka earned Albania a surprise 1-1 draw in Romania in their opening Euro 2012 Group D qualifier on Friday.

Bogdan Stancu, who replaced Daniel Niculae in the 64th minute, put the hosts in front from close range with 10 minutes left.

But thousands of Romanian fans turned on Razvan Lucescu after Muzaka levelled for Albania, shouting for the coach to resign.

"What can I say? The result is bitter. We had several chances to score," Lucescu told state television.

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