Turkish U21 National Team beat Albania 2-1 in the first match of UEFA 2021 Under-21 Championship.
The match was played at Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, Albania. Turkey's goals were scored by İlker Yüksel (Min. 10) and Berkay Özcan (Min. 78.) Albania's only goal was scored by Shaqir Tafa (Min. 20.) Turkey player Muhammet Enes Kiprit was sent off (Min. 90+5.)
Turkey will play the second match of group on June 7, against Albania.
Albania: 23-Dajsinani, 2-Kryeziu, 4-Maloku, 5-Tafa, 6-Kallaku, 7-Imeri, 9-Vrioni, 10-Mucolli, 16-Shehu, 20-Mala, 21-Bajrami
Turkey: 1-Altay Bayındır, 15-Murat Sağlam, 3-Abdurrahim Dursun (Min. 90+5 14-Kadir Kaan Özdemir), 4-Hüseyin Türkmen, 5-Mert Müldür, 6-Hikmet Çiftçi (Min. 46 8-Muhayer Oktay), 16-Ahmet Canbaz (Min. 82 19-Berat Ayberk Özdemir), 10-Berkay Özcan, 17-Doğukan Sinik (Min. 90+1 18-Oğulcan Ülgün), 7-Yusuf Sarı, 9-İlker Yüksel (Min. 82 11-Muhammed Enes Kiprit)
Goals: Min. 10 İlker Yüksel, Min. 78 Berkay Özcan (Turkey,) Min. 20 Shaqir Tafa (Albania)
Yellow Cards: Min. 29 Maloku, Min. 62 Tafa, Min. 90 Zeka (Albania,) Min. 76 Berkay Özcan, Min. 87 Yusuf Sarı (Turkey)
Red Card: Min. 90+5 Muhammed Enes Kiprit (Turkey)