Shkendija defeated Vardar and extended the lead at the top as Shkupi and Makedonija GjP disappointed at home, while Pelister continues climbing.
photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: Stefan Lazarevikj in duel with Zija Merdjani
Everyone expected a routine win by a big margin for Shkendija, but the young team of Vardar proved to be a tough side. When Murati bro0ke the dead lock in the 15th minute goals galore thought to follow, but instead Mirchevski right in the next minute equalized. Still, the leaders managed to grab the points thanks to a second half free kick marvel by captain Alimi.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Vardar 2:1 (2:1)
Goals: 15′ Mevlan Murati, 62′ Armend Alimi – 17′ Martin Mirchevski
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
Pelister recorded a very important win in Bitola over direct rivals for avoiding relegation. Seems like Renova is still on a winter break as in these opening two round they got slammed by two relegation candidates, first Belasica and now Pelister.
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Renova 3:1 (2:1)
Goals: 9′ Oumar Goudiaby, 44′ (pen) Borche Manevski, 55′ Darko Razmoski – 23′ Arlind Aliti
Referee: Igor Ivanov (Veles)
Belasica managed to pull of a surprising win in Tetovo last week, but today their magic failed against 4th placed Struga who is now nearing the 3rd place.
Blagoj Istatov stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Struga 1:2 (0:1)
Goals: 83′ (pen) Antonio Kalanoski – 26′ Marjan Altiparmakovski, 60′ (pen) Nijas Lena
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)
Second draw in a row for the Lions. Today they disappointed as they were firm favorites against problem struggling Borec.
Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Borec 0:0
Red cards: 88′ Ermedin Adem (M)
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)
Runners-up Shkupi failed to take the points against second to last Akademija Pandev who managed to keep their net safe in Skopje. Now Shkupi is 8 points behind Shkendija.
Petar Miloshevski stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Akademija Pandev 0:0
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)
In the opening match played yesterday, Rabotnichki and Sileks shared the point after scoring one goal each.
National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Sileks 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 51′ Nikola Prelčec – 80′ Ivan Galevski
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)
The next round will be played on Wednesday.