Luxembourg picked up their first win of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign tonight after defeating nine-man Albania in a battle between Group D's two bottom sides.
Gilles Bettmer gave hosts Luxembourg the lead but Albania, despite losing Ansi Agolli to a straight red card just after half-time, drew level in the 64th minute through Erjon Bogdani.
However, Luxembourg made the most of their man advantage to re-take the lead 12 minutes from time through substitute Aurelien Joachim.
That proved to be enough to earn them the victory, with Albania's fading hopes all but extinguished when they suffered a second dismissal in the 86th minute after Bogdani picked up two yellow cards in quick succession
Despite the win though, Luxembourg remain rooted to the foot of Group D having only collected one point from their opening eight games.
During that run, Luxembourg had only netted one goal but they doubled that tally when Bettmer struck in the 28th minute tonight, the midfielder slotting home right-footed.
Mario Mutsch almost doubled the home side's lead in the 37th minute but he was denied by the feet of Albania goalkeeper Samir Ujkani, who also did well to keep out a Lars Gerson effort in the 49th minute.
Albania were not without their chances either though and, although they had Agolli sent off in the 53rd minute, home goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert was called on to block from Gjergj Muzaka soon after.
Joubert also pushed away Ervin Skela's effort in the 63rd minute but Bogdani reacted quickly to the loose ball to slot in Albania's equaliser.
That was a setback for Luxembourg but it would be them celebrating come the final whistle thanks to Joachim, who netted his side's winner with a left-foot volley before Albania then saw Bogdani dismissed in the closing stages.