Akademija Pandev won the first leg against Pobeda with 3:1and is one step closer to the final of the Macedonian cup.
photo FK Akademija Pandev: the players celebrate one of the goals
The first half started slowly without any big chances. The hosts, who played on the Stadium Mladost in Strumica, had more control of the game, but were not able to produce constantly quality chances.
In the second half there was more action as all goals of the game were scored in that half. Stojancho Velinov opened the score in the 53rd minute, already in the next minute substitute Milovanovikj doubled the lead. In the 62nd minute it was again Milovanovikj who netted and brought Akademija Pandev a comfortable 3:0 lead. Pobeda tried to do better, but was just able to respond with one goal in the 81st minute scored by Makota.
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Akademija Pandev – Pobeda 3:1 (0:0)
Goals: 53′ Stojancho Velinov, 54′, 62′ Daniel Milovanovikj – 81′ Yannick Makota
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)
The return leg of this duel will be played on the 10th April. It remains to see if Pobeda is able to make a turn around, but not much is expected after this result as the club is in a big crisis.