1.MFL overview of opening round (Video)

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The Pelagonian derby at kick-off; photo: Darko JankulovskiThe Pelagonian derby at kick-off; photo: Darko JankulovskiPelister won the Pelagonian derby against Pobeda, holders Vardar with a disappointing draw against Shkupi, while Shkendija started by beating Sileks.

Strange circumstances in the Pelagonian derby as Pobeda welcomed Pelister in Bitola instead of Prilep due to the renovation works on their stadium. Pelister used the home field advantage and celebrated a 2:0 win with both goals being scored in the last 15 minutes. Brazilian newcomer and substitute, Lucas Goiano, broke the deadlock just six minutes after coming in, while Bujchevski cemented the win in the injury time.

Pobeda: Kotevski (2' Manchevski); Kolevski, Meglenski (c), Koteski, Krsteski, Alomerovikj, Dimitrioski (61' Zdraveski), Cvetanoski, Sharkoski (74' Ilijovski), Naumoski, Geshoski.
Pelister: Pashovski (c); Toshevski, Todorovski (70' Lucas Goiano), Stepanovski, Kovachev, Ljamchevski (65' Markoski), Fernando Augusto, Demir (46' Trifunovski), Petrov, Iliev, Bujchevski.

Bregalnica hosted Renova in Kochani and after a goalless first half took the lead nine minutes into the second half. The visitors never gave up and scored an equalized three minutes from time. The draw was probably the most fair result here as none of the teams proved to be better.

Bregalnica: Kobetić; Leskaroski (75' Velkovski), Gjoreski (c), Petrov, Kostov (46' Kocev), Ristovski, Temelkov (46' Zdravkov), Velinov, Dalcheski, Jovanoski, Mitrov.
Renova: Haxho; Memedi, Musliu, Mishkovski, Fetai (77' Ramadani), Adili (67' Skenderi), Useini, Sadiki (78' Jusufi), Gafuri, Nuhi (c), Selmani.

Same as last season, Vardar started with a disappointing draw. The same opponent that caused the troubles a year ago, did the same again. The holders took the lead after only four minutes of play as the Brazilian Balotelli scored, but Shkupi equalized with a beautiful goal by Mevlan Adili in the 20th minute. Vardar failed to score a winner and even had a penalty kick missed by Kojašević in the 40th minute. Earlier, the same played was brought down in the box by Bujamin Asani, but he only hit the post from the spot.

Vardar: Gachevski; Brdarovski, Grncharov (c), Novak, Glishikj (55' Ljamchevski); Velkovski (46' Petkovski), Spirovski, Juan Felipe; Asani (66' Grozdanoski), Balotelli, Kojašević.
Shkupi: Zendeli (c); Berisha, Lazarevski, Bajrami (88' Adem), Janevski, Arif, Adili, Asani, Demiri (70' Kadriu), Iseni, Osmani (90'+3 Malikji).

Shkendija had no problems with Sileks. After 17 minutes of play Juffo brought the lead to the hosts, while couple of minutes later the top scorer of last season, Besart Ibraimi, scored his first goal in the new season. Sileks only managed to score a consolation goal late in the game from a penalty kick.

Shkendija: Zahov; Demiri, Cuculi (c), Bejtulai, Todorovski (68' Polozhani); Vujčić, Alimi (62' Totre), Taipi; Stênio Júnior (76' Hasani), Ibraimi, Juffo.
Sileks: Vujanac; Filipovski (76' Biljali), Ivanov, Gucev, Mickov (c), Djonov, Gligorov, Panovski (65' Iljazi), Kalanoski (46' Stojchevski), Tanushev, Nedeljković.

The last game between Makedonija GjP and Rabotnichki was moved for Wednesday due to technical problems with the Gjorche Petrov stadium. Rabotnichki recorded a comfortable win, scoring two goals in each half.

Moment of the game; photo: FK RabotnichkiMoment of the game; photo: FK Rabotnichki

Makedonija GjP: Kandikyan; Ristovski (59' Jakimoski), Djangarovski (63' Nikolovski), Ilovski, Alomerovikj, Ramadan (c), Cheshmedjiev, Zdravkovski, Cvetanovski, Jasharoski (81' Hadjija), Stojkoski.
Rabotnichki: Shishkovski; Siljanovski, Najdovski (77' Tomaš), Mitrev, Markoski (67' E. Sahiti); Naumchevski, Najdenov, Trajchevski (c), Elmas; S. Sahiti, Ivanovski (76' Kudijan).

Round 1 results:

Pobeda - Pelister 0:2 (0:0)
76' Lucas Goiano, 90'+3 Antonio Bujchevski

Bregalnica - Renova 1:1 (0:0)
54' Goran Zdravkov - 87' Visar Musliu

Vardar - Shkupi 1:1 (1:1)
4' Jonathan Balotelli - 20' Mevlan Adili

Shkendija - Sileks 2:1 (2:0)
17' Victor Juffo, 26' Besart Ibraimi - 84' (pen) Igor Nedeljković

Makedonija GjP - Rabotnichki 0:4 (0:2)
5' (pen) Bojan Najdenov, 32', 71' Elif Elmas, 79' Andreaj Kudijan

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