1.MFL overview of Round 33 (Video)

Vardar and Rabotnichki shared the points in a very interesting Old Derby of Skopje, Belasica with two very late goals recorded a stunning come from behind win over Renova, Makedonija GjP edged Shkupi, Sileks saved a point at Shkendija, while Akademija Pandev had no troubles with relegated Pobeda.

photo by FK Rabotnichki Skopje: moment of the Old Derby of Skopje


The 87th Old Derby of Skopje ended in a draw. Both teams gave a decent and entertaining play in what was pretty much an equal match. Rabotnichki broke the dead lock in 33rd minute through Petar Petkovski who was at the right time in the right place after Vladimir Dimitrovski kick a ball in the box.

Vardar equalized five minutes after the break after a great solo run by Matej Cvetanovski who ended up serving Darko Micevski whose precise shot ended in the visiting net.

Since the 67th minute Rabotnichki had to play with ten men after Emil Viyachki collected his second yellow card. Very stupid move by the Bulgarian who elbowed Cvetanovski. The Debar Maalo Boys needed the points from this match, but at the end they had to be satisfied with splitting the points. It is the 21st draw between the two teams with Vardar still leading with 34 wins, two more than Rabotnichki.

Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Rabotnichki 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 50′ Darko Micevski – 33′ Petar Petkovski
Red cards: 67′ Emil Viyachki (R)
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

Akademija Pandev had no problems against the already relegated team of Pobeda and easily clinched the points. The only question here was how many goals would the Academy score.

The Academics celebrate after the match; photo: FK Akademija Pandev Strumica

Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Pobeda 4:0 (1:0)
Goals: 27′ Ljupcho Doriev, 54′ Goran Tomovski, 55′ Aleksandar Mishov, 59′ Tomislav Iliev
Referee: Blagojche Ralevski (Bitola)

Almost a real doomsday for Belasica today. A must win match against Renova in front of their own fans could have easily ended in a huge disappointment. The Kangaroos took the planned early lead, but later the visitors scored twice to turn the result around. In the last minute of the match Belasica scored two quick goals through Milushev and Gorgiev to claim a 3:2 win and stay in race for clinching a spot for next season.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Renova 3:2 (1:1)
Goals: 19′ Martin Mirchevski, 88′ Aleksandar Milushev, 90′ Pepi Gorgiev – 43′ Argjent Gafuri, 60′ Florijan Kadriu
Red cards: 90′ Ermedin Adem (R)
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)

A direct clash between two rivals for avoiding relegation saw Makedonija GjP edging Shkupi. A half an hour great solo run goal by Dejan Tanturovski decided the winner giving the Lions huge three points in the interesting battle for avoiding the remaining relegation places.

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Shkupi 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 30′ Dejan Tanturovski
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)

Champions Shkendija welcomed relegation struggling Sileks in a match with no importance for the hosts, but of huge interest for the visitors. None managed to find the back of the net so the match ended in a goalless draw.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Sileks 0:0
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

With three round left, the situation at the bottom is very close and interesting as six teams are fighting to avoid one direct relegation place and on place that leads in the play-out.

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