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The logo of the Second LeagueThe logo of the Second LeagueThe new season in the Macedonian second tier begins on Saturday with all the five games on the schedule.

After 8 seasons in the top flight, the club from the small village of Turnovo lost the promotion/relegation play-off duel against Pelister and got relegated. Now they will open the Second League season by hosting Vlazrimi 77 who last season ended on the 5th place. Turnovo is one of the favourites for promotion as they still have a decent squad.

Saturday at 17.30 CET
Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Horizont Turnovo vs. Vlazrimi 77
referee: Nikola Kostenchev (Skopje)
assistants: Mervin Topojani (Skopje) & Toshe Icev (Kavadarci)
fourth oficial: Vasko Mavrov (Strumica)
Live stream: STREAM1

Gorno Lisiche struggled last season and managed to avoid relegation for a few points. It is expected to fight once again for the Second League spot, but this time many fans see them ending in the relegation zone. Their opening opponent is the team that lost the promotion/relegation play-off but was additionaly added to the league after Mladost failed to met the necessary requirements. Novaci is the club that has spent the most sesaons in the Second League, 19, and now they will be looking forward to cement a place for next season as well.

Saturday at 17.30 CET
Cementarnica stadium in Skopje
Gorno Lisiche vs. Novaci
referee: Dimitar Pileshkov (Shtip)
assistants: Risto Gjorgjiev & Zoran Sazdovski (Shtip)
fourth oficial: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Live stream: STREAM1

Eventually Vardar's dream of getting back in the Second League came true after 7 seasons in the Third League South and one lost promotion play-off. Vardar will continue dreaming of a historic First League promotion. They will open the sesaon in front of their own fans against debutant Akademija Pandev, only the 6-year-old club formed by Macedonian star player Goran Pandev. The "academy" will rely mostly on its own young talents strengthened with some more experienced such as strikers Filip Petkovski and Zoran Baldovaliev.

Saturday at 17.30 CET
Gradski stadium in Negotino
Vardar Negotino vs. Akademija Pandev
referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)
assistants: Daniel Vasilevski & Goran Miloshevski (Skopje)
fourth oficial: Igor Ivanov (Veles)
Live stream: STREAM1

After getting relegated as one of by far the worst teams in the First League last season, Metalurg now brought in several new players in order to get back in the top flight. They face Teteks who once again has a difficult start as the team started training only few days ago since the team was playerless due to financial probems and its Second League spot was questioned. The Tetovo based team will only look to avoid relegation this season.

Saturday at 17.30 CET
Zhelezarnica stadium in Skopje
Metalurg vs. Teteks
referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)
assistants: Gjorgi Karajovanov (Gevgelija) & Gjorgji Stankovski (Strumica)
fourth oficial: Done Ristovski (Strumica)
Live stream: STREAM1

Tikvesh is back in the Second League after 4 seasons, but only because they bought the place of Ljubanci. They never earned promotion ending third in last season's edition of the Third League South. in the first half-season they will play under the name of Ljubanci, but to avoid confusion we will always refer to them as Tikvesh. Their guest this round is the team of Skopje who, as always, has only ambitions to stay in the league. Tikvesh's ambitions are to get back in the top flight, but it's hard to believe that they could achieve that this season.

Saturday at 17.30 CET
Gradski stadium in Kavadarci
Tikvesh vs. Skopje
referee: Toni Mitrevski (Bitola)
assistants: Tomche Chagorovski & Zlate Lozanoski (Bitola)
fourth oficial: Blagojche Ralevski (Bitola)
Live stream: STREAM1

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