1997–98 Albanian Cup

1997–98 Albanian Cup (Albanian: Kupa e Shqipërisë) was the forty-sixth season of Albania's annual cup competition. It began in August 1997 with the First Round and ended in June 1998 with the Final match. The winners of the competition qualified for the 1998–99 first round of the UEFA Cup. KF Partizani were the defending champions, having won their fourteenth Albanian Cup last season. The cup was won by KS Apolonia.[1]

1997–98 Albanian Cup
Kupa e Shqipërisë
Country Albania
ChampionsKS Apolonia
Runners-upKS Lushnja

The 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 1997

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egnatia 4–11 Flamurtari 3–3 1–8
Kastrioti 0–7 Tirana 0–3 0–4
Burreli 2–5 Vllaznia 2–3 0–2
Albpetrol 1–5 Apolonia 0–3 1–2
Albanët 0–4 Partizani 0–3 0–1
Memaliaj 2–5 Shkumbini 0–0 2–5
Durrësi 2–4 Laci 1–2 1–2
Përmeti 2–3 Lushnja 2–1 0–2
Cërriku 5–8 Besa 2–2 3–6
Erzeni 0–3 Teuta 0–0 0–3
Skënderbeu 2–1 Sopoti 1–0 1–1
Naftëtari 0–2 Tomori 0–0 0–2
Pogradeci 0–4 Elbasani 0–2 0–2
Tepelena 6–9 Bylis 3–1 3–8
Butrinti 3–4 Shqiponja/Luftëtari 2–2 1–2
Besëlidhja 0–5 Dinamo 0–2 0–3

Second roundEdit

All sixteen teams of the 1996–97 Superliga and First Division entered in this round. First and second legs were played in January 1998.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Teuta 1–4 Partizani 1–1 0–3
Shqiponja/Luftëtari 2–6 Lushnja 1–0 1–6
Tomori 1–4 Laci 1–2 0–2
Elbasani 2–1 Shkumbini 2–0 0–1
Dinamo 2–3 Apolonia 0–2 2–1
Bylis 2–7 Vllaznia 1–2 1–5
Skënderbeu 5–5 (5–6 p) Flamurtari 4–1 1–4
Besa 2–3 Tirana 2–3 0–0

Quarter finalsEdit

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
KF Partizani 1–1 (a.g.) KS Vllaznia 1–1 0–0
KF Laci 2–1 KF Tirana 2–1 0–0
KS Lushnja 7–4 KS Flamurtari 5–2 2–2
KS Elbasani 4–5 KS Apolonia 4–1 0–4

SemifinalsEdit

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
KS Vllaznia 3–5 KS Lushnja 3–0 0–5
KF Laci 1–2 KS Apolonia 1–0 0–2

FinalEdit

KS Apolonia1 – 0KS Lushnja
Haxhiaj   70'
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Sokol Jareci

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