Vardar dropped points against Belasica allowing Shkendija to catch them at top by dominated against Shkupi. Akademija Pandev defeated Rabotnichki, Pobeda celebrated against Sileks while Renova won the points away to Makedoniaj GjP with a come from behind win.
photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: the players celebrate their first goal
Vardar did not manage to win 3 points at home and Belasica returns home with a hard-fought point. The hosts took the lead through Darko Micevski who scored a real beauty from outside the box, but former Vardar man Filip Ivanovski set the score straight in the second half. Ivanovski did not celebrate his goal out of respect to his former club.
Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Belasica 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 30′ Darko Micevski – 72′ Filip Ivanovski
Red cards: 90’+4 Aleksandar Milushev (B)
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)
Shkendija had no bigger problems dealing with Shkupi and their fans saw a comfortable win in a one-sided match. Samir Fazli opened the scoreline, Izair Emini doubled the lead before half-time, while Armend Alimi set the final score with a powerful shot from inside the box.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Shkupi 3:0 (2:0)
Goals: 15′ Samir Fazli, 40′ Izair Emini, 82′ Armend Alimi
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)
Makedonija had a 1:0 lead from the 15th minute when Tanturovski scored and they had that lead for 1 hour. A quickfire double for the visiting side as Stojanovski reacted quickly in the box and turned a ball towards the goal. Within 60 seconds, Emran Ramadani received a ball inside the box and fired a low shot from the right side in the opposing corner.
Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Renova 1:2 (1:0)
Goals: 15′ Dejan Tanturovski – 60′ Vlatko Stojanovski, 61′ Emran Ramadani
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)
Pobeda defeated Sileks for new 3 points. Once again on a different stadium, this time in the town of Kichevo, Pobeda celebrated a win with 2 second-half goals. Chinazorm scored the opening goal for the hosts, former Sileks man confirmed the win with a goal in the final moments.
Gradski stadium in Kichevo
Pobeda – Sileks 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 60′ Kyrian Nwabueze Chinazorm, 90′ Gjorgji Tanushev
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Important win for Akademija Pandev against Europa League rivals Rabotnichki. The only goal of the match was scored in the second half and was a work by part-time national team player Ljupche Doriev.
Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Rabotnichki 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 54′ Ljupcho Doriev
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)