Friendly: Shkendija – Politehnica Timişoara 3:2

Shkendija recorded a friendly victory against Politehnica Timişoara who finished second in the Romanian top division last season.

Shkendija played their second friendly today and recorded a 3:2 victory over Romanian club Politehnica Timişoara.  All three goals were scored by Ferhan Hasani.  The 21 year old Hasani opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a shot from about 14 meters.  Just before halftime, with the score tied at 1:1, Shkendija was awarded a penalty and Hasani converted the penalty to give his team a narrow lead going into the break.  Hasani was the best player on the field and remained dangerous in the 2nd half as he hit the post on a free kick from about 30 meters in the 54th minute.  Two minutes later, after some sloppy defending, the ball found Hasani inside the area who then chipped the ball over the opposing keeper for a 3:1 lead.  The Romanian club cut the lead to 3:2 in the 88th minute but Shkendija was able to hold on to the victory.

The first friendly for Shkendija during their preparations in Austria was against Slovak team Košice on 30 June 2011 and they lost that game 3:1.  They are preparing for their match-up against Partizan in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.  The first leg is away to Partizan on 13 July 2011 with the return leg on 19 July 2011 to be played in the Filip II Arena in Skopje.

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