Vardar got knocked out of the Macedonian Cup by Makedonija GjP as all other favorites advanced into the quarter-finals including holders Shjkendija.
photo by KF Shkendija: Musliu, Emini, Nafiu and Shefiti celebrate the first goal
Five times cup winner Vardar had an 1:1 draw from the first leg at home against the Lions from Gjorche. But, seems like they deliberately got eliminated as in today’s return leg, despite not having any advantage, they fielded almost all reserve team. Makedonija GjP won to advance thanks to a brace by Kirovski. Vardar hasn’t reached the cup final since their last trophy in 2007.
Holders Shkendija had no problems with second league East side Kit-Go and even recorded higher win than the first match in Tetovo despite playing with reserves.
Pelister got their hopes high after having a lone goal lead on half-time away against Belasica, but the home side scored three goals in a seven minute span in the second half to turn around the result.
Bregalnica celebrated a Pyrrhic victory away to Akademija Pandev who seemed to lack motivation after the 6:2 demolition in Shtip.
Pobeda and Sileks once again defeated their second league West opponents Gostivar and Skopje, while Rabotnichki had the biggest problem in Tikvesh. The 1:0 wi8n from Kavadarci happened to be decisive as today’s match ended in a draw..
Keep in mind that the team of Korabi was drawn to skip this round and continue from the quarter-finals. Thanks to that Korabi will be the only second league side at this stage.
Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Bregalnica 0:1 (0:1), 3:6 agg.
Goals: 23′ Vlatko Kocev
Referee: Furkan Idrizi (Tetovo)
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Pelister 3:1 (0:1), 5:1 agg.
Goals: 65′ Pepi Gorgiev, 67′ (pen), 71′ Filip Ivanovski – 39′ Filip Boshkovski
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Vardar 2:1 (1:1), 3:2 agg.
Goals: 13′, 62′ Hristijan Kirovski – 34′ Djemal Ibishi
Referee: Zorancho Temelkov (Kavadarci)
Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Skopje 2:1 (0:1), 4:1 agg.
Goals: 52′, 57′ Darko Dodev – 3′ (og) Aleksandar Panovski
Referee: Nderim Tefiku (Kumanovo)
Gradski stadium in Pehchevo
Kit-Go – Shkendija 0:5 (0:3), 0:7 agg.
Goals: 2′, 68′, 90′ Shefit Shefiti, 20′ Gledi Mici, 28′ Samir Fazli
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)
Petar Miloshevski stadium in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Tikvesh 1:1 (0:0), 2:1 agg.
Goals: 82′ Ljavdrim Fazliu – 85′ Aleksandar Mishov
Referee: Kiril Smokvoski (Prilep)
Mogila stadium in Prilep
Pobeda – Gostivar 4:1 (3:1), 2:6 agg.
Goals: 19′ Viktor Velkoski, 37′ Blagoja Geshoski, 40′ Trajche Efremov, 65′ Angelche Timovski – 39′ Fati Ismaili
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)