1.MFL overview of Round 25 (Video)

With win in ten matches for Belasica, Shkendija destroyed Pobeda, Vardar edged Sileks by a lone goal, Akademija Pandev needed two penalties to beat Renova, while Makedonija GjP and Rabotnichki shared the points.

photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: Stênio Júnior and Marjan Radeski celebrate


Leaders Shkendija this time had no problems with Pobeda, the team that eliminated them from the Macedonian Cup. Right from the start the holders made clear that this will be a high scoring match and eventually won with 5 goals to 2. After getting back from the long injury on Thursday, Radeski today scored his first goal after the long absence.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Pobeda 5:2 (3:0)
Goals: 5′ Armend Alimi, 14′ Ennur Totre, 26′ Egzon Bejtulai, 83′ Marjan Radeski, 85′ Stênio Júnior – 76′ Yannick Makota, 90’+1
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)

Vardar’s hero once again was youngster Cvetanovski. He decided the winner in today’s match against Sileks with his goal ten minutes after the break.

Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Sileks 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 55′ Matej Cvetanovski
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)

Belasica ended the 9 match winless run today. Their victim was the team of Shkupi who allowed Belasica to get back in game for getting out of the relegation zone. With Sileks’ defeat they are now two points away from their goal.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Shkupi 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 9′ Pepi Gorgiev, 75′ (pen) Dushan Savic
Referee: Zorancho Temelkov (Kavadarci)

The other Strumica based team had to move their match in nearby village of Turnovo since Belasica played at Mladost. They needed two penalty kick in order to defeat Renova who once managed to equalize. Akademija Pandev continues to maintain step with Vardar in the battle for the second place.

Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Renova 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: 40′ (pen) Ljupcho Doriev, 89′ (pen) Gjorgi Stoilov – 83′ Burhan Mustafov
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Makedonija GjP and Rabotnichki scored one goal each in a span of just six minute to eventually share the points. The race for the fourth place, which may lead into the Europa League if Akademija Pandev with the Cup, continues as four teams are fighting and are at a maximum difference of 3 points.

Moment of the match; photo: FK Rabotnichki Skopje

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Rabotnichki 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 63′ Hristijan Kirovski – 68′ Nikolche Sharkoski
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)

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