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Vardar wins the Macedonian Cup

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 Vardar won the Macedonian Cup final with the 2:1 win over Pobeda. The cup final had an expected outcome, so the boring match with no big effort and thrill passed with the lowest interest ever. Vardar canceled their chances for bigger success in the First League this season, but the trophy in the cup final was a heal for their wounds and it came as an acknowledgment from Pobeda for their support for Pobeda's campaign for their 2nd title in the Macedonian league.

{mosgoogle} Vardar take fifth Macedonian Cup

Friday, 25 May 2007

FK Vardar will play in the first qualifying round of next season's UEFA Cup after beating league leaders FK Pobeda 2-1 in Thursday's Macedonian Cup final.

Offside trap
The Skopje side twice evaded the Pobeda offside trap in the first half to take a decisive lead as they claimed their fifth cup success. Dimce Ristevski sent Hristijan Kirovski through on goal to beat Darko Tofiloski for Vardar's first after 22 minutes, and captain Wandeir was then allowed to slip the net to double his side's advantage five minutes later.

Late chances
Aleksandar Krsteski and Blagoja Gesoski both missed presentable chances to get Pobeda back into the game before Miodrag Jovanovic's 72nd-minute shot was only half blocked by Vardar goalkeeper Jorde Georgievski, allowing Marjan Nacev to score. However, Vardar ended the game looking the more dangerous side, with Tofilovski making saves from Wandeir and Ristevski.

League decider
Prilep-based Pobeda must now settle their nerves and look ahead to Sunday's league finale, as they travel to FK Shkendija 79. Two points clear of second-placed FK Rabotnicki, a win will guarantee them their second title since independence and a place in the first qualifying round of next season's UEFA Champions League.

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