2020–21 Albanian Cup

2020–21 Albanian Cup (Albanian: Kupa e Shqipërisë) was the sixty-ninth season of Albania's annual cup competition, the Albanian Cup. Teuta were the defending champions. Vllaznia won the cup, their seventh title in the competition.

2020–21 Albanian Cup
Kupa e Shqipërisë
Country Albania
Teams32
ChampionsVllaznia (7th title)
Runners-upSkënderbeu
Matches played31
Goals scored100 (3.23 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Alfred Mensah
Haris Dilaver
Kyrian Nwabueze
(4 goals each)

FormatEdit

Unlike the previous season, all ties are played in a one-leg format, due to a congested schedule. If the score is tied after the regular time, the match is decided by extra time and a penalty shoot-out, if necessary.[1] The preliminary round did not take place.

First roundEdit

All 27 eligible teams of the 2020–21 Kategoria Superiore and Kategoria e Parë entered in this round along with 5 teams from the Kategoria e Dytë. The matches were played on 1 November 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Tirana (I) 4−1 Shkumbini (III)
Laçi (I) 3−0 Vora (II)
Teuta (I) 4−0 Tërbuni (III)
Bylis (I) 2−1 Veleçiku (II)
Flamurtari (II) 1−2 Dinamo Tirana (II)
Kastrioti (I) 2−1 Burreli (II)
Besëlidhja (II) 1−1 (a.e.t.) (3−4 p) Egnatia (II)
Korabi (II) 2−0 Erzeni (II)
Kukësi (I) 5−0 Maliqi (III)
Skënderbeu (I) 1−0 Tomori (II)
Partizani (I) 5−0 Iliria (III)
Vllaznia (I) 7−0 Devolli (III)
Luftëtari (II) 0−3 Elbasani (II)
Apolonia (I) 4−1 Turbina (II)
Pogradeci (II) 9−1 Oriku (II)
Lushnja (II) 0−1 (a.e.t.) Besa (II)
1 November 2020 Tirana 4−1 Shkumbini Skënder Halili Complex, Tirana
13:30 CET Ramazani   26' (o.g.)
Vrapi   39'
Muçi   41', 73'
Mustafaj   52' (pen.) Referee: Xhulio Agolli

Tirana advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Laçi 3−0 Vora Laçi Stadium, Laç
13:30 CET Nwabueze   6', 46'
Malota   18'
Referee: Florjan Lata

Laçi advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Teuta 4−0 Tërbuni Olympic Park, Durrës
13:30 CET Jazxhi   37'
Kapllani   38'
Gruda   52'
Vila   54'
Referee: Qazim Copa

Teuta advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Bylis 2−1 Veleçiku Adush Muça Stadium, Ballsh
13:30 CET Lika   12'
Trumçi   34'
Shekaj   90+3' Referee: Elidon Halo

Bylis advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Flamurtari 1−2 Dinamo Tirana Flamurtari Stadium, Vlorë
13:30 CET Mukoj   75' Djidjiwa   68'
Maranhão   90' (pen.)
Referee: Laver Alla

Dinamo Tirana advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Kastrioti 2−1 Burreli Redi Maloku Stadium, Fushë-Krujë
13:30 CET Shkalla   55'
Okebugwu   82'
Mallunxa   75' Referee: Klodjan Prenga

Kastrioti advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Besëlidhja 1−1 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
Egnatia Brian Filipi Stadium, Lezhë
13:30 CET Hoxha   66' Magani   61' Referee: Olsion Yzeiraj

Egnatia advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Korabi 2−0 Erzeni Korabi Stadium, Peshkopi
13:30 CET Skuka   68'
Xhebrahimi   84' (pen.)
Referee: Bekris Dragusha

Korabi advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Kukësi 5−0 Maliqi Football Republic, Barbas
13:30 CET Gavazaj   2'
Kotobelli   27'
Eze   65' (pen.), 82'
Ibraimi   78' (pen.)
Referee: Besnard Kaimi

Kukësi advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Skënderbeu 1−0 Tomori Skënderbeu Stadium, Korçë
13:30 CET Mensah   25' Referee: Erald Demiraj

Skënderbeu advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Partizani 5−0 Iliria Sopoti Stadium, Librazhd
13:30 CET Solomon   22', 57'
Asani   38' (pen.)
Broja   52'
Cordeiro   68'
Referee: Silvio Dyrmishi

Partizani advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Vllaznia 7−0 Devolli Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër
13:30 CET Dilaver   6', 36', 65'
Imeri   11'
Marku   27' (pen.)
Isaevski   57'
Jonuzi   63'
Referee: Edvin Hoxha

Vllaznia advanced to the second round.

Elbasani advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Apolonia 4−1 Turbina Fusha Sportive Apolonia, Fier
13:30 CET Yeboah   23'
Gjata   26' (pen.)
Mihana   48'
Eyoh   88'
Sallaku   83' Referee: Endrit Zhuli

Apolonia advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Pogradeci 9−1 Oriku Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium, Pogradec
13:30 CET Abazaj   2', 63'
Dragoj   4' (pen.), 14'
Topllari   10'
Kasa   25'
Tako   37'
Balla   72'
Toma   85'
Shaba   59' Referee: Olsi Sokoli

Pogradeci advanced to the second round.

1 November 2020 Lushnja 0−1 (a.e.t.) Besa Roza Haxhiu Stadium, Lushnjë
13:30 CET Kainã   115' Referee: Klodian Shahini

Besa advanced to the second round.

Second roundEdit

All the 16 qualified teams from the First Round progressed to the Second Round and The matches were played on 12, 13 and 14 November 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Tirana (I) 0−1 (a.e.t.) Korabi (II)
Laçi (I) 3−1 (a.e.t.) Egnatia (II)
Teuta (I) 5−0 Kastrioti (I)
Bylis (I) 1−2 (a.e.t.) Dinamo Tirana (II)
Kukësi (I) 2−1 Besa (II)
Skënderbeu (I) 3−0 Pogradeci (II)
Partizani (I) 1−0 Apolonia (I)
Vllaznia (I) 8−0 Elbasani (II)
12 November 2020 Tirana 0−1 (a.e.t.) Korabi Skënder Halili Complex, Tirana
13:30 CET Skuka   119' Referee: Albert Doda

Korabi advanced to the quarter finals.

14 November 2020 Laçi 3−1 (a.e.t.) Egnatia Laçi Stadium, Laç
13:30 CET Teco   85'
Nwabueze   107' (pen.), 118'
Jackson   25' Referee: Hermal Llapra

Laçi advanced to the quarter finals.

12 November 2020 Teuta 5−0 Kastrioti Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës
13:30 CET Arapi   13'
Bregu   29'
Iran Junior   72'
Vila   84' (pen.)
Gruda   86'
Referee: Laver Alla

Teuta advanced to the quarter finals.

12 November 2020 Bylis 1−2 (a.e.t.) Dinamo Tirana Adush Muça Stadium, Ballsh
13:30 CET Anthony   8' Djidjiwa   71'
Maranhão   114' (pen.)
Referee: Fatjon Xhemalaj

Dinamo Tirana advanced to the quarter finals.

12 November 2020 Kukësi 2−1 Besa Internacional Complex, Pezë Helmës
13:30 CET Limaj   67'
Ibraimi   73'
Koleci   8' Referee: Mirela Cemeri

Kukësi advanced to the quarter finals.

12 November 2020 Skënderbeu 3−0 Pogradeci Skënderbeu Stadium, Korçë
13:30 CET Berisha   13'
Mensah   57', 66'
Referee: Silvio Dyrmishi

Skënderbeu advanced to the quarter finals.

12 November 2020 Partizani 1−0 Apolonia Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium, Pogradec
13:30 CET Brown   19' Referee: Blerim Ziri

Partizani advanced to the quarter finals.

13 November 2020 Vllaznia 8−0 Elbasani Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër
13:30 CET Dilaver   4'
Imeri   15' (pen.), 40'
Dunga   29'
Mandiangu   67'
Çoba   76'
da Silva   83', 88'
Referee: Endrit Zhuli

Vllaznia advanced to the quarter finals.

Quarter-finalsEdit

All eight qualified teams from the second round progressed to the quarter-finals. The matches were played on 17 March 2021.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Laçi (I) 0−0 (a.e.t.) (4−3 p) Partizani (I)
Vllaznia (I) 1−0 Korabi (II)
Teuta (I) 1−0 Kukësi (I)
Dinamo Tirana (II) 1−3 Skënderbeu (I)
17 March 2021 Laçi 0−0 (a.e.t.)
(4−3 p)
Partizani Laçi Stadium, Laç
13:00 CET Referee: Kridens Meta
Penalties

Laçi advanced to the semi finals.

17 March 2021 Vllaznia 1−0 Korabi Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër
16:00 CET Kruja   16' Referee: Blerim Ziri

Vllaznia advanced to the semi finals.

17 March 2021 Teuta 1−0 Kukësi Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës
16:00 CET Vila   9' Referee: Kreshnik Cjapi

Teuta advanced to the semi finals.

17 March 2021 Dinamo Tirana 1−3 Skënderbeu Selman Stërmasi Stadium, Tirana
13:00 CET Welber   63' Mensah   21'
Berisha   43'
Pusi   58'
Referee: Mario Shabanaj

Skënderbeu advanced to the semi finals.

Semi-finalsEdit

The matches were played on 14 April.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Vllaznia (I) 1−0 Laçi (I)
Teuta (I) 0−2 Skënderbeu (I)


14 April 2021 Vllaznia 1−0 Laçi Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër
16:00 CEST Hoxhaj   22' Referee: Juxhin Xhaja

Vllaznia advanced to the final.

14 April 2021 Teuta 0−2 Skënderbeu Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës
16:00 CEST Meksi   2' (pen.)
Berisha   44'
Referee: Enea Jorgji

Skënderbeu advanced to the final.

FinalEdit

Skënderbeu0−1Vllaznia
da Silva   39'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Juxhin Xhaja

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ndeshjet e Kupës së Shqipërisë turi i 1/16 dhe rregullorja e këtij edicioni". FSHF. October 29, 2020.