1.MFL overview of Round 33 (Video)

Shkendija continues their domination, Rabotnichki closes the gap on Sileks, Skopje won a point in the battle to avoid relegation. Pelister and Pobeda suffered defeats, last minute penalty goal saved Renova from a defeat by Vardar.

photo by KF Shkendija: goal celebration of the red&black players in Kratovo


Pelister did not use the home pitch advantage to link two consecutive wins and Akademija Pandev once again left Bitola with 3 points. This leaves Pelister on the last place of the table and with a real challenge to avoid relegation this season.

Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Akademija Pandev 1:3 (1:1)
Goals: 33′ (pen) Ive Trifunovski – 5′ Daniel Milovanovikj, 46′ Konstantin Cheshmedjiev, 88′ (pen) Zoran Baldovaliev
Referee: Stojanche Stojanov (Shtip)

Shkupi was close to getting away with 3 points from Avtokomanda but a last minute beauty of a goal by team captain Filip Petkovski saved Skopje a point and increased their chances on avoiding automatic relegation, especially after their rivals Pelister and Pobeda lost today.

Avtokomanda stadium in Skopje
Skopje – Shkupi 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 89′ Filip Petkovski – 7′ Alen Jasharoski
Referee: Albrim Shakjiri (Struga)

One of the best matches today was played in Skopje between Rabotnichki and Pobeda. The hosts are looking to reach Sileks on the third place while Pobeda are battling hard to avoid relegation. That is why both teams played attacking football but in the end the home side celebrated a 4:2 win

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Pobeda 4:2 (2:1)
Goals: 3′ (pen) Viktor Angelov, 6′ Hristijan Kirovski, 58′, 85′ Kire Markoski – 29′ Aljtin Loga, 60′ Zoran Danoski
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)

Shkendija continued with their domination in the domestic championship after they defeated Sileks in Kratovo. The visiting side had to finish the match with 10 men after their keeper Bekim Redjepi was sent off but the hosts did not have enough power to get something more out of the game. Redjepi made a foul outside the box, but seems like it was a harsh referee decision.

Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Shkendija 1:3 (0:2)
Goals: 64′ Dejan Blagojević – 4′ Ferhan Hasani, 44′ Besmir Bojku, 55′ Alma Wakili
Red cards: 66′ Bekim Redjepi (Sh)
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

Renova managed to avoid defeat with a goal in the final moments of the match. Vardar was perfect against Renova this season but a 90′ goal by Valjmir Nafiu from the penalty spot stopped that record. It was Cameroonian international Clarence Bitang who caused the penalty by bringing down Medjit Neziri.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Vardar 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 90′ (pen) Valjmir Nafiu – 76′ Tigran Barseghyan
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)

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