2012–13 Albanian Cup

2012–13 Albanian Cup (Albanian: Kupa e Shqipërisë) was the sixty-first season of Albania's annual cup competition. Laçi, the winners of the competition qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. KF Tirana were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Kukësi in the second round.

2012–13 Albanian Cup
Kupa e Shqipërisë
Country Albania
Teams38
ChampionsLaçi
Runners-upBylis
Matches played77
Goals scored227 (2.95 per match)

Apart from the Quarter-finals, the ties are played in a two-legged format similar to those of European competitions. If the aggregate score is tied after both games, the team with the higher number of away goals advances. If the number of away goals is equal in both games, the match is decided by extra time and a penalty shoot-out, if necessary.

Preliminary TournamentEdit

In order to reduce the number of participating teams for the First Round to 32, a preliminary tournament is played. Only teams from the Second Division (third level) are allowed to enter. In contrast to the main tournament, the preliminary tournament is held as a single-leg knock-out competition.[1]

First Preliminary RoundEdit

These matches took place on 12 September 2012.[2]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
F.K Sukthi 2–1 Luzi 2008
Veleçiku 1–3 Olimpik
Gramozi 3–0 Tepelena
Skrapari 1–3 Albpetrol

Second Preliminary RoundEdit

These matches took place on 19 September 2012.[3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
F.K Sukthi 1–2 Olimpik
Gramozi 3–0 Albpetrol

First roundEdit

All 30 teams of the 2012–13 Superliga and First Division entered in this round along with the two qualifiers from the Second Preliminary Round. The first legs were played on 26 September 2012 and the second legs took place on 3 October 2012.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Naftëtari 1–5 Flamurtari 0–1 1–4
Tërbuni 0–3 Bylis 0–2 0–1
Adriatiku 0–3 Laçi 0–3 0–0
Ada 2–2 Tomori 2–1 0–1
Olimpik 4–9 Skënderbeu 2–2 2–7
Himara 1–4 Kastrioti 0–2 1–2
Iliria 1–4 Vllaznia 0–2 1–2
Butrinti 2–3 Shkumbini 2–0 0–3
Elbasani 0–1 Apolonia 0–0 0–1
Besëlidhja 4–5 Kukësi 2–4 2–1
Dinamo Tirana 0–2 Kamza 0–1 0–1
Gramozi 0–7 Teuta 0–4 0–3
Gramshi 1–5 Luftëtari 1–0 0–5
Burreli 2–10 Besa 1–4 1–6
Lushnja 7–0 Pogradeci 5–0 2–0
Partizani 1–3 Tirana 1–2 0–1

Second roundEdit

All 16 qualified teams from First Round progressed to the Second Round. The first legs were played on 24 October 2012 and the second legs took place on 7 November 2012.[5]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Besa 1–2 Flamurtari 0–1 1–1
Luftëtari 3–4 Bylis 2–1 1-3
Tomori 1–3 Laçi 0–0 1–3
Kukësi 6–3 Tirana 4–0 2–3
Kamza 0–4 Skënderbeu 0–1 0–3
Apolonia 1–2 Kastrioti 1–2 0–0
Shkumbini 2–2 Vllaznia 1–0 1–2
Lushnja 2–4 Teuta 0–0 2–4

Quarter-finalsEdit

The 8 winners from the Second Round were placed in 2 groups of 4 teams each. Each group played a double round robin schedule for a total of 6 games for each team. The top 2 teams in each group advanced to the next round of the competition. These matches took place between 4 December 2012 and 5 March 2013.[6]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SKË KUK KAS SHK
1 Skënderbeu 6 6 0 0 21 8 +13 18 4–2 5–1 3–1
2 Kukësi 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5 12 2–3 1–0 2–0
3 Kastrioti 6 2 0 4 8 13 −5 6 1–2 0–3 4–2
4 Shkumbini 6 0 0 6 4 17 −13 0 1–4 0–2 0–2
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BYL LAÇ FLA TEU
1 Bylis 6 4 0 2 15 9 +6 12 2–1 2–3 5–0
2 Laçi 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5 12 3–2 1–0 4–0
3 Flamurtari 6 4 0 2 11 7 +4 12 0–1 2–1 3–0
4 Teuta 6 0 0 6 5 20 −15 0 2–3 1–2 2–3
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

SemifinalsEdit

The four winners from the quarter finals competed in this round. The matches took place on 3 and 17 April 2013.[7]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kukësi 1–2 Laçi 0–0 1–2
Skënderbeu 1–2 Bylis 1–1 0–1

First legEdit

Kukësi0 – 0Laçi
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Emirjon Sino

Skënderbeu1 – 1Bylis
Lilaj   86' Report Olayinka   81'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj

Second legEdit

Laçi2 − 1Kukësi
Nimani   33'
Çela   79'
Report Peqini   65'
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj

Laçi won 2–1 on aggregate.


Bylis1 − 0Skënderbeu
Gërxho   52' Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Enea Jorgji

Bylis won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Laçi1 − 0 (a.e.t.)Bylis
Çela   119' Report
Attendance: 9000
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official website Archived October 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine (in Albanian)
  2. ^ "1st Preliminary Round". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. ^ "2nd Preliminary Round". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  4. ^ "1st Round". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  5. ^ "2nd Round". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Quarter finals". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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