1996–97 Albanian Cup

1996–97 Albanian Cup (Albanian: Kupa e Shqipërisë) was the forty-fifth season of Albania's annual cup competition. The football competition began on August 1996 with the First Round and ended on May 1997 with the Final match. The winners of the competition qualified for the 1997-98 first round of the UEFA Cup. KF Tirana were the defending champions, having won their ninth Albanian Cup last season. The cup was won by KF Partizani.[1]

1996–97 Albanian Cup
Kupa e Shqipërisë
Country Albania
ChampionsKF Partizani
Runners-upKS Flamurtari

Except of semifinals, other rounds were played in a two-legged format similar to those of European competitions. If the aggregated score was tied after both games, the team with the higher number of away goals advanced. If the number of away goals was equal in both games, the match was decided by extra time and a penalty shootout, if necessary.

First roundEdit

Games were played on August & September 1996*

  • Results unknown

Second roundEdit

All sixteen teams of the 1995–96 Superliga and First Division entered in this round. First and second legs were played on January 1997.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Albpetrol 1–4 Besa 0–3 1–1
Elbasani 3–4 Olimpik/Dinamo 3–2 0–2
Laci 2–2 Apolonia 2–1 0–1
Lushnja 1–0 Tirana 0–0 1–0
Luftëtari 1–1 (4–5 p) Partizani 1–0 0–1
Skënderbeu 1–2 Teuta 1–0 0–2
Tomori 2–6 Flamurtari 2–2 0–4
Vllaznia 4–3 Albania Tabak/Sopoti 3–1 1–2

Quarter finalsEdit

In this round entered the 8 winners from the previous round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
KS Apolonia 1–1 (a) Dinamo 1–1 0–0
KS Besa 3–3 KS Flamurtari 3–2 0–1
KS Lushnja 1–0 KS Teuta 1–0 0–0
KS Vllaznia 2–3 KF Partizani 2–0 0–3

SemifinalsEdit

In this round entered the four winners from the previous round.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Dinamo 0–2 KS Flamurtari
KF Partizani 2–1 KS Lushnja

FinalEdit

KF Partizani2 – 2KS Flamurtari
Milori   12'
Shulku   63'
Alliu   30'
Perloshi   56'
Penalties
Milori  
Daiu  
Peço  
Shulku  
Riza  
4 - 3   Daullja
  Arapi
  Haxhiaj
  Muka
  Prenga
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Bujar Pregja

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