Macedonian internationals performances


Pandev scored against his former club; photo: Corriere dello SportPandev scored against his former club; photo: Corriere dello SportGoran Pandev scored to beat his beloved Inter, Mario Gjurovski netted a hat-trick, while Ezgjan Alioski, Antonio Stankov, and Mirko Ivanovski scored a goal apiece. Furthermore Muarem Muarem won the Azeri Cup, while Uroš Matić clinched the Danish league title.

Australia, A-League Final, Sydney - Melbourne Victory 1:1 (5:3 p.s.o)
Daniel Georgievski opened at left-back for Melbourne Victory and played the whole game against Sydney. Meanwhile, Nicola Kuleski wasn't called up by Sydney. It was 1:1 after 90 minutes, thus the game continued with extra-time, but none of the teams scored a second goal. Eventually, Sydney was better in the penalty shoot-out and won the Australian championship title. There was a consolation for Daniel as he won the Joe Marston Medal for the best player in the final game.

Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kubokunun, Qarabağ - Qəbələ 2:0
Muarem Muarem played in the final of the Azeri Cup and helped Qarabağ to clinch the title against Qəbələ.

Muarem receives the medal; photo: pfl.azMuarem receives the medal; photo:

Belarus, Vysheyshaya Liga, Slutsk - Minsk 2:0
Darko Micevski started for the visitors and played the first half.

Belarus, Vysheyshaya Liga, Naftan - Torpedo-BelAZ 0:1
Djelil Asani opened on Torpedo's bench and played the last quarter hour after he replaced Mikhail Afanaseu.

Asani (#3) aplaudes after the game; photo: FK Torpedo-BelAZAsani (#3) aplaudes after the game; photo: FK Torpedo-BelAZ

Belgium, Jupiler League - Championship Group, Charleroi - Club Brugge 1:3
Gjoko Zajkov didn't make Charleroi's matchday.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Lokomotiv Plovdiv - Ludogorets 0:3
Stefan Jevtoski was an unused substitute for Lokomotiv, while his teammate Vancho Trajanov wasn't called up for this encounter.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Slaven Belupo - Istra 1961 2:0
All three Macedonians made the start their respective teams. Mirko Ivanovski played 72 minutes in Slaven's attack and also netted the second goal four minutes after the half-time break with a tap-in. Ivanovski was very active througout the game and had three other oppurtunities for a goal. On the other side, Risto Mitrevski and Tome Kitanovski played until the end for Istra. Risto as always played in central defense, whereas right-back Tome this time was fielded as a winger.

Mirko's goal (at 3:35):

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Hajduk - Osijek 5:1
Milovan Petrovikj spent all minutes on the visitors bench, while Muzafer Ejupi started at centre-forward for Osijek and played 69 minutes in the heavy loss away to Hajduk.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Lokomotiva - Rijeka 1:0
Leonard Zhuta and Stefan Ristovski as usual began on the lateral defensive positions for Rijeka and both played all minutes. This was an unexpected loss and an unlucky too as their team conceded the goal in the 2nd minute of stoppage time.

Zhuta watches Lokomotiva's Eros Grezda; photo: NK RijekaZhuta watches Lokomotiva's Eros Grezda; photo: NK Rijeka

Cyprus, Cyta A, Ethnikos - Aris 1:1
Martin Bogatinov remained on the bench for this game, while Mite Cikarski made his second consecutive start and played the whole match for the hosts.

Cyprus, Cyta A, APOEL - AEK 0:0
Ivan Trichkovski served his suspension and was back among the starting line-up, as was Daniel Mojsov. Trichko played until 67th minute, while Mojsov played the whole match. AEK stayed undefeated but with 2 rounds to go they are 4 points behind first placed APOEL and their title chances are slim.

Czech Republic, liga, Slovácko - Karviná 1:1
Veliche Shumulikoski played the whole match for the home side, wearing the captain armband.

Czech Republic, liga, Mladá Boleslav - Vysočina 3:1
Yani Urdinov was not part of the matchday squad for the visiting side. Despite their defeat they are still out of the relegation zone but everything will be decided in the last 3 rounds.

Denmark, Superligaen, Nordsjaelland - København 1:1
Uroš Matić started the match for the visiting side and played until 84th minute. His club needed only one point from this match to secure the title and they delivered, thus winning the title after 32 rounds with a score of 23 wins and 9 draws.This is his first major honour in the career.

Uroš Matić (#8) celebrating with his teammates, photo: FCKUroš Matić (#8) celebrating with his teammates, photo: FCK

Finland, Veikkausliiga, JJK - Inter 1:2
Kosta Manev played the whole match in defense for the winning side.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Lahti - SJK 1:0
Marko Simonovski was brought on in 64th minute for the home team during 0:0 and played the remaining minutes of the match.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Debrecen - Újpest 1:0
Enis Bardi played the whole game for the visiting side, while Viktor Angelov was not part of the matchday squad due to injury.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Vasas - Paks 0:3
Kire Ristevski played all minutes for the home team. This was Vasas' heaviest defeat this season and came in a bad time as with dropping points here they dropped out of the places which lead to UEFA Europa League.

Italy, Serie A, Genoa - Inter 1:0
Goran Pandev
was the man of the match deciding the winner with his volley goal in the 70th minute. He actually started on the bench but came in after just 19 minutes of play as Giovanni Simeone got injured. Pandev is in goalscoring form as he scored in each of the last three games in which he played. Genoa with these important 3 points is closer to securing a place in the Italian best league for next season.

Pandev's goal (at 2:16):

Italy, Serie A, Chievo - Palermo 1:1
Aleksandar Trajkovski came in instead Roland Sallai in the 77th minute while his team was losing 1:0. The Rosaneri scored the equalizer two minutes from time, but that wasn't enough as after this round they are officially relegated to the Serie B. Ilija Nestorovski wasn't part of this game due to the injury he picked up last round.

Italy, Serie B, Ascoli - Benevento 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski wasn't summoned by the visiting team.

Japan, Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Sagan Tosu - Yokohama F·Marinos 1:0
David Babunski was in the starting lineup for Yokohama and played until the 55th minute. This was the third defeat in row for his team.

Kazakshtan, Premier League, Tobol - Astana 1:1
Both Dushan Savikj and Agim Ibraimi did not play for their teams on this match.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Achilles '29 - Jong PSV 1:5
Antonio Stankov scored the only goal for his team, but Achilles 29 was defeated at home by Jong PSV with 1:5. This was third goal for Stankov this season and second in row as he also scored in the previous round.

Stankov's goal (at 2:35):

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Telstar - Venlo 1:2
Denis Mahmudov watched the match from Telstar’s bench.

Poland, LOTTO Ekstraklasa, Górnik Łęczna - Wisła Płock 2:3
Stefan Ashkovski didn’t get the chance from home team’s substitute bench on this match.

Poland, LOTTO Ekstraklasa, Piast - Śląsk 2:0
Ostoja Stjepanovikj played only in the first half for Śląsk and earned a yellow card in the 40th minute. He was substituted on half time.

Poland, LOTTO Ekstraklasa, Ruch - Zagłębie 1:1
Aleksandar Todorovski spent the whole match on Zagłębie’s substitute bench.

Portugal, Ledman LigaPro, Varzim - Famalicão 1:0
Andreja Efremov was not part of Famalicão’s squad on this match.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Javor - Partizan 1:2
Aleksa Amanovikj played the whole 90 minutes while Filip Ristovski was on Javor’s bench on this match and their team was defeated at home by Partizan with 1:2.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Napredak - Radnički 0:2
Petar Krstikj wasn’t part of away team’s squad on this match.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Spartak - Rad 0:0
Emil Abaz watched the match from Spartak’s bench.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Zlaté Moravce - Dunajská Streda 1:2
Tihomir Kostadinov opened the game on the Zlaté Moravce's bench and came as a substitution at the 59th minute instead Canadian international Milovan Kapor while Darko Tofiloski was reserve goalkeeper for Dunajská Streda.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Tatran - Podbrezová 0:2
Dejan Peshevski didn't play for Podbrezová due to injury.

Slovenia, Prva Liga, Koper - Domžale 3:0
Zeni Husmani didn't play for the visiting team.

Slovenia, Prva Liga, Rudar - Olimpija 4:2
Daniel Avramovski wasn't part of Olimpija's squad for this game.

Slovenia, Prva Liga, Radomlje - Celje 0:1
Dorian Babunski didn't make the matchday squad for Radomlje.

Spain, Segunda División, Cadiz - Gimnàstic 0:0
Stole Dimitrievski was Gimnàstic's second goalkeeper at this game.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Norrköping - Sundsvall
David Mitov Nilsson is still out of Norrköping's squad because of injury.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Lugano - Basel 2:2
Ezgjan Alioski played whole game for Lugano in their home draw against Basel. He scored the first goal for his team from a penalty spot at 60th minute of the game. It was his 16th goal this season in the Swiss championship.

Alioski's goal (at 1:06:22):

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Vaduz - Grasshoppers 2:4
Nikola Gjorgjev wasn't summoned by Grasshoppers.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Schaffhausen - Aarau 4:0
Muhamed Demiri started at centreback and played whole match for Schaffhausen.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil 1900 - Neuchâtel Xamax 0:4
Samir Fazli entered the pitch for Wil at 54th minute replacing German international Erhan Yilmaz.

Thailand, Toyota Thai League, Nakhonratchasima - Thai Honda 1:0
Krste Velkoski started the game at the hosts bench and came on the field at 69th minute when he substituted by Athibordee Atirat.

Thailand, Toyota Thai League, Super Power Samutprakarn - Bangkok United 2:5
Mario Gjurovski played whole game for Bangkok and scored hat-trick for his team at 12th, 28th and 32nd minute of the game.

Gjurovski's goals (at 0:05, 2:18 & 2:56):

Turkey, PTT 1.Lig, Mersin İdman Yurdu - Göztepe 5:6
Adis Jahovikj didn't play for Göztepe in this highscoring match.


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