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Macedonian First League - Round 21

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First LeagueFirst LeagueMetalurg beat Vardar in the derby of the top, Pelister came back and defeated Sileks, Shkendija was better than Drita, while Napredok - Turnovo and Bregalnica - Renova ended in a goalless draw.

Great game today at Avtokomanda. Metalurg beat Vardar and made the season interesting. The home team took the lead three minutes from the break when Radeski scored after a pass by Ignatov. The rest of the story was happening in the last 20 minutes of the game. First Kostovski was fouled in the box and Stjepanovikj tied from the resulting penalty in the 72nd minute, eight minutes later Stojkov scored for a complete turnaround when a cross from Stjepanovikj reached him. In the 84th minute Jovan Kostovski was sent off for a brutal foul and the visitors were left with a man down. Anyway, Vardar was minutes from an important away win, but than Marko Simonovski made a show. In just two minutes he scored a brace after assists from Churlinov and Ljamcevski and brought the 3 points to his Metalurg. He got a yellow card due to his celebration of the winning goal as he could not hide his joy and seconds later received his second yellow for a foul.

Second placed Horizont Turnovo visited Napredok in Kichevo and managed to play a goalless draw. Turnovo are now 3 points behind leaders Vardar, while Napredok is still third but on equal points with Metalurg. Also Bregalnica Shtip and Renova played 0:0

Shkendija beat Drita but with troubles. Cuculi opened the score after just 11 minutes, but Stankovski levelled for Drita before the break. Huseini scored the game winner in the 62nd minute.

It was interesting in Bitola where Pelister beat Sileks with a comeback. The visitors went on half with a 1:0 lead thank to a goal by Georgiev, but Pelister managed to overcome Sileks with two goals by Ruteski and Dimitrovski in the last 15 minutes of the game.

Yesterday Rabotnichki won against Teteks and is now 5 points behind Napredok and Metalurg. The Club Hero will definitely try to get a place in the Europa League qualifications.

Today:

Napredok - Horizont Turnovo 0:0

Bregalnica Shtip - Renova 0:0

Metalurg - Vardar 3:2 (1:0)
42' Marjan Radeski, 88', 90' Marko Simonovski - 72' (pen) Ostoja Stjepanovikj, 80' Aco Stojkov

Shkendija - Drita 2:1 (1:1)
11' Ardian Cuculi, 62' Muhamed Huseini - 39' Goran Stankovski

Pelister - Sileks 2:1 (0:1)
74' Blagojche Ruteski, 85' Dragan Dimitrovski - 13' Nikola Georgiev

Yesterday:

Rabotnichki - Teteks 1:0 (0:0)
52' Bazhe Ilijoski

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