Armando Broja had to watch on as his Albania team-mates had another lead wiped out, before netting a late equaliser against Croatia, which keeps them in contention for a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2024.

Having started for Albania in their first group game, Armando Broja was named among his country’s substitutes as they faced another tough match against Croatia, and was not given the chance to influence the result.

On the pitch it was initially a similar story to their defeat to Italy four days ago, as again Albania took a shock early lead, this time through Qazim Laci's header after 10 minutes. At half-time they were on course for statistically the biggest upset in the history of the European Championship, sitting 55 places below their opponents in the world rankings.

However, once more, two quick-fire goals saw Albania go from 1-0 up to 2-1 down, as Croatia's pressure eventually told in the second half. There was one more twist this time, though, as Albania pushed back and got a 95th-minute equaliser through Klaus Gjasula, who had earlier put into his own net to give Croatia the lead.

That meant Albania avoided their first competitive back-to-back defeats since September 2022 and leaves Group B finely poised. Albania and Croatia have one point each, while Italy and Spain are both on three ahead of facing each other tomorrow.

Broja will be hoping to be involved when Albania are next in action, taking on Spain in their final group fixture knowing a win would all but guarantee their progress to the last 16, either in the top two or as one of the best third-placed sides, but anything less would leave their chances hanging by a thread. That game is at 8pm (UK time) on Monday 24 June.