1.MFL overview of Round 5 (Video)

Shkendija smashed Rabotnichki in a high scoring match, Vardar with a come from behind win over Shkupi, Akademija Pandev with a new win remains at the top, Pobeda beat Renova, while Makedonija GjP and Belasica played a goalless draw.

photo by KF Shkendija: Ibraimi and Mici celebrates the 2:1 lead


Rabotnichki started with a surprising lead early in the 11th minutes in the road game against holders Shkendija. The hosts equalized in the 37th minute and in the next two minutes added two quick goals to go on break with a 3:1 lead. Ten minutes into the second half Herrera scored an own goal to bury all remaining hopes for the Club Hero. Later, Ibraimi celebrated a hat-trick.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Rabotnichki 6:2 (3:1)
Goals: 37′ Gledi Mici, 38′, 75′ Besart Ibraimi, 40′ Besmir Bojku, 55′ (og) Sebastián Herrera Cardona – 11′ Petar Petkovski, 69′ Ostoja Stjepanovikj
Red cards: 62′ Oliver Peev (R)
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

The local Skopje derby saw an interesting match between Vardar and Shkupi. The visitors had a 1:0 lead on half time thanks to Serginho’s goal, but the hosts turned the result around through Lira and Novak.

Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Shkupi 2:1 (0:1)
Goals: 53′ Willian Lira Sousa, 62′ Yevhen Novak – 29′ Serginho
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)

Akademija Pandev broke Sileks’ defense with a penalty goal after an hour of play. Later they added two more to grab the points and remain at the table top.

Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Sileks 3:0 (0:0)
Goals: 61′ (pen), 89′ Ljupcho Doriev, 76′ Tomislav Iliev
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)

Pobeda collected important three points against a direct rival for avoiding relegation, Renova. An early 9th minute goal by Mustafov happened to be decisive, but in favor of the hosts was also Abdula’s expulsion in the 61st minute.

Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pobeda – Renova 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 9′ Burhan Mustafov
Red cards: 61′ Djelil Abdula (R)
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)

The clash between the two newly promoted teams Makedonija GjP and Belasica ended with the most unpopular result. Both failed to score and at the end shared the points.

Bobi Bozhinovski missed the chance of the match; photo: FK Makedonija GjP

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Belasica 0:0
Goals: /
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

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