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Arijan Ademi stands next to Croatia's president; photo: vecernji.hrArijan Ademi stands next to Croatia's president; photo: vecernji.hrArijan Ademi, Valmir Nafiu and Dejan Peshevski won cup trophies in the countries where they play, Daniel Mojov watched his team get relegated, while Aleksandar Stankov recorded one goal for Viborg.

Turkey, Ziraat Türkiye Kupası, Sivasspor - Galatasaray 2:1
Goran Pandev started in attack for Galatasaray and played until the 76th minute when he was replaced by Yasin Öztekin. Despite this loss, Galatasaray won 5:3 on aggregate over the two games to reach the Turkish Cup final. Bursaspor will be Galatasaray's opponent in the final. As for this fixture, Pandev was quiet as his lack of match fitness was very apparent.

Pandev looks to shield his markerPandev looks to shield his marker

Croatia, Hrvatski Nogometni Kup, Dinamo Zagreb - RNK Split 0:0 (Dinamo won 4:2 on penalties)
Arijan Ademi played all 120 minutes for Dinamo Zagreb as this Croatian Cup final went into extra time. However, the 30 minutes of extra time brought no change to the score, leading to the penalty shootout. There, Dinamo Zagreb prevailed 4:2 to win the cup trophy. Ademi was not chosen to take a penalty as he also picked up a yellow card in the 44th minute.

Ademi and teammates with the trophyAdemi and teammates with the trophy

Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien - Admira 0:1
Vanche Shikov continued to be excluded from the Austria Wien squad. Several days ago, Austria Wien announced that German coach Felix Magath will manage the team next season. However, that has no bearing on Shikov who is fully expected to look for a new team this summer.

Belgium, Promotion Play-offs, Lierse - Eupen 1:3
Daniel Mojsov was not available for Lierse due to a yellow cards suspension. Mojsov picked up two bookings in these play-offs, leading to the one game ban. Lierse was officially relegated to the second division with this home loss to Eupen. Mojsov has a contract until this June, but his future is now unclear. Daniel quickly became a captain at Lierse, but he is not expected to want to play in the second division. Thus, he is likely to sign with another team this summer.

Belgium, Promotion Play-offs, OH Leuven - Lommel United 3:1
Jovan Kostovski did not feature for OH Leuven due to a yellow cards suspension. Just like Mojsov, Kostovski also had two bookings in these play-offs. For OH Leuven, it's now pretty simple. In the final game versus Eupen, they must avoid defeat to secure promotion. A win or a draw would be enough, but a loss of any kind would see Eupen get promoted. Head-to-head record is the first tiebreaker in case of two teams having the same number of points (OHL drew 1:1 vs. Eupen in their first meeting).

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off I, Gent - Standard Liège 2:0
Damjan Shishkovski was not included in the matchday squad by Gent. This victory made Gent the new league champion in Belgium for the 2014-15 season.

Shishkovski with his motherShishkovski with his mother

Denmark, Superliga, Brøndby - Nordsjælland 3:1
Ferhan Hasani was among 20 players called up by Brøndby for this fixture, but he ultimately did not make the 18 player matchday squad. Still, the fact that Hasani's name was on the squad list is a sign that his injury was not serious.

Hasani was on the squad listHasani was on the squad list

Denmark, NordicBet Liga, Viborg - Skive 1:1
Aleksandar Stankov played the complete match for Viborg in left midfield, while his teammate and twin brother, Antonio Stankov, was an unused substitute. Aleksandar scored the lone goal for Viborg in the 32nd minute on a right footed shot from inside the area. Viborg has already secured promotion to the Danish top division.

Video of the goal by Aleksandar (at 0:36):

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, St. Gallen - Thun 2:1
Muhamed Demiri remains out of favor at St. Gallen as he was once again missing from the squad.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Young Boys - Luzern 0:1
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was not available for Young Boys due to a season-ending knee injury.

Spain, Liga Adelante, Barcelona B - Real Valladolid 1:3
David Babunski was an unused substitute for Barcelona B. With only three rounds remaining this season, Barcelona B finds itself in a very difficult situation. They are second from bottom on the table, and need to make up four points. Furthermore, they also have to leapfrog three teams in order to avoid the drop this season.

Hungary, Magyar Kupa, Videoton - Ferencváros 0:4
Mirko Ivanovski stayed on the bench for Videoton who was destroyed in the Hungarian Cup final against Ferencváros, conceding all four goals after the hour mark.

Mirko and teammates look on after losing the finalMirko and teammates look on after losing the final

Cyprus, Coca-Cola Cup, APOEL - AEL Limassol 4:2
Valmir Nafiu did not make the matchday squad for APOEL who defeated AEL Limassol to win the cup trophy. Thorsten Fink, the coach that brought Nafiu to Cyprus, was recently dismissed by APOEL, so Valmir faces an uncertain future this summer.

Nafiu holds the trophyNafiu holds the trophy

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa (Championship Group), Wisła Kraków - Pogoń Szczecin 2:2
Ostoja Stjepanovic was an unused substitute for Wisła Kraków.

Poland, I Liga, Arka Gdynia - Zagłębie Lubin 0:1
Aleksandar Todorovski played all 90 minutes for Zagłębie Lubin who converted a penalty kick in the 40th minute to escape Arka Gdynia with all three points.

Toforovski battles for the ballToforovski battles for the ball

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Košice - Podbrezová 5:0
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Košice and kept a clean sheet in the resounding home triumph over Podbrezová. Košice scored all five goals in the opening 50 minutes.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Malmö - Häcken 0:3
Leonard Zuta started at left-back for Häcken and played the full 90 minutes. Häcken recorded an impressive road win against the defending league champions in Sweden.

Zuta (far L) battles for the ball with an opponentZuta (far L) battles for the ball with an opponent

Iceland, Úrvalsdeild, Fjölnir - Keflavík 1:0
Daniel Ivanovski played the entire game for Fjölnir and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet.

Slovenia, Pokal Slovenije, Koper - Celje 2:0
Dejan Peshevski was an unused substitute for Koper. His team defeated Celje to win the domestic cup trophy. As a result, Koper will compete in the Europa League qualifications this summer.

Peshevski with the Slovenian Cup trophyPeshevski with the Slovenian Cup trophy

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kup Bosne i Herecegovine, Široki Brijeg - Olimpic 1:1
Filip Gligorov played all 90 minutes for Olimpic in the first leg of the Bosnian Cup final against Široki Brijeg. Unlike most other countries, Bosnia plays two legs for the cup final, as opposed to just one deciding game. Gligorov was also shown a yellow card in the 28th minute.

Kazakhstan, Kazakh Cup, Tobol - Zhetysu 2:0
Dushan Savic played the whole match for Zhetysu and also received a yellow card in the 35th minute. Zhetysu was eliminated from the Kazakh cup with this loss.

Savic (in blue) during the gameSavic (in blue) during the game

Finland, Veikkausliiga, HJK Helsinki - Inter Turku 2:0
Egzon Belica started in central defense for Inter Turku and played the full 90 minutes. HJK Helsinki, the opponent of Rabotnichki in the Champions League qualifications last summer, netted two goals in the 2nd half to best Inter Turku.


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