Rabotnichki clinches First League trophy (Video)

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Rabotnichki players celebrate after the game; photo: telegraf.mkRabotnichki players celebrate after the game; photo: telegraf.mkWith one round left, the title in the best Macedonian league has been decided as Rabotnichki managed to win its 4th trophy in history.

With a brace by attacker Borche Manevski, Rabotnichki defeated Gorno Lisiche 2:0 and secured the league title. The game was tight as Gorno Lisiche needed a win to keep its slim hopes of survival, but the Club Hero eventually broke the deadlock in the 66th minute. Rabotnichki then added a second goal four minutes before the end with Manevski scoring what turned out to be his 17th goal of the season. They clinched the title as both Turnovo and Metalurg failed to win. On Wednesday Rabotnichki won the Macedonian Cup, so they are double winners this season.

Vardar celebrated against Turnovo, preventing the visitors from having any chance at the title. The Red&Black needed this win to keep their chances alive for the Europa League qualifications, while Turnovo despite the defeat won a place in the Europa League.

Metalurg was beaten at home by Shkendija to also hand the title to Rabotnichki. Still, Metalurg has already booked a spot in the Europa League qualification as Cup finalists, since their opponent there, Rabotnichki, won the double.

Pelister and Bregalnica shared the points in a 1:1 draw. With this result, Pelister has no chance of partaking in the Europa League qualifications, while Bregalnica is happy to remain in the league after a slow start to the campaign.

Renova also kept its spot in the top league for another season. They beat Makedonija GjP 4:2 to achieve that.

Lastly, in the battle between the two bottom placed teams, Napredok celebrated a 3:2 win away to Gostivar, moving the hosts to be all alone in last place.

The 2013/14 season will end next weekend when the last round takes place. The battle is still open for the Europa League qualifications with Vardar and Shkendija battling for the remaining one spot.

Highlights of all games:

Rabotnichki - Gorno Lisiche 2:0 (0:0)
66', 86' Borche Manevski

Vardar - Turnovo 2:1 (1:0)
39' Filip Petrov, 70' Filip Ivanovski - 57' Cvetan Churlinov

Pelister - Bregalnica 1:1 (0:1)
80' Dimitar Vodenicharov - 16' Riste Naumov

Metalurg - Shkendija 1:2 (1:1)
23' Blagoja Ljamchevski - 45' Bojan Vručina, 74' Mensur Kurtishi

Renova - Makedonija Gjorche Petrov 4:2 (3:2)
12', 35' Emran Ramadani, 18' Ardjent Gafuri, 61' Medjit Neziri - 8' Dean Tomeski, 25' Filip Kolekjeski

Gostivar - Napredok 2:3 (0:0)
66', 90' Malik Beljuli - 49' 67' Dragan Lazarevski, 72' Daniel Taleski

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