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Armando Sadiku's header netted the Balkan nation its first three-point haul at a major competition. 

June 19, 2016

Albania made history Sunday and hopes that the opportunity to make even more will arise after a 1-0 win over Romania in their Euro 2016 Group A finale, which was Albania's first win at a major international competition.

Albania finished in third place in Group A with three points and has a chance to go through to the knockout stage as one of the four best third-place finishers in the 24-team field. 

Armando Sadiku scored the historic goal for Albania, heading in from Ledian Memushaj's cross in the 43rd minute. Like the victory, the goal was Albania's first in a major competition. Romania is ousted with the loss, netting just a single point in the competition, that being a draw with Switzerland. It fell to France in the opening match of the tournament on Dimitri Payet's late winner.

Watch Sadiku's goal and the postgame Albania celebrations below:

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Albania will wait until the group stage concludes to learn its fate.

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