In the first semifinal match Makedonija GjP surprised Belasica on the road and will enter the return leg at home with a win.
photo by FK Belasica Strumica: the players line up before kick-off
The Lions took the lead scoring a very important goal on the road. Newly signed Brazilian winger Carvalho fired a great shot from the edge of the box in the 33rd minute and silenced the home crowd.
Belasica was trying to equalize the score but the visitors were pretty good in defending and even managed to come close to scoring a second on counter attacks. The best chance for the Kangaroos came in the 75th minute when substitute Gorgiev came one on one with the visiting keeper and the later came out victorious with a magnificent save.
The return leg in scheduled for 10 April. The other semifinal match between Akademija Pandev and Pobeda was moved for next Wednesday since the Academy also plays at the same venue as Belasica.
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Makedonija GjP 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 33′ Paulo Eduardo Carvalho
Belasica: 1. Nikola Vujanac; 3. Aleksandar Milushev, 17. Dragan Stojkov (C), 24. Mario Maslać, 14. Zoran Mitevski; 21. Jordan Serafimovski (59′ 15. Matheus Vieira de Silva), 19. Blagoj Stojanov (46′ 9. Pepi Gorgiev); 28. Zoran Baldovaliev, 11. Stephan Vujčić, 18. Vlatko Drobarov; 26. Dušan Savić (73′ 7. Martin Mirchevski).
Makedonija GjP: 12. Marko Jovanovski; 13. Hristijan Pecov, 21. Sabit Bilali, 4. Filip Mishevski, 2. Izaldo Braz da Silva Junior; 8. Ostoja Stjepanovikj, 10. Robson da Silva, 7. Bobi Bozhinovski (C) (83′ 17. Kristijan Filipovski); 24. Dejan Tanturovski, 23. Paulo Eduardo Carvalho (88′ 14. Benjamin Demir), 18. André Lucas Matos Gama.
Yellow cards: Stojanov, Serafimovski, Maslać, Baldovaliev (B), Carvalho, Robson, André Lucas (M)
Red cards: /
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)