Holders Shkendija eliminated by Pobeda who will fight for a place in the final together with Belasica, Akademija Pandev and Makedonija GjP.
photo by FK Pobeda Prilep: Makota (far left) celebrates the opening goal
The Prilep based club, who only once played in their home town this season as their stadium got stuck in the renovation process, managed to eliminate Cup holders Shkendija who were favorites to win the trophy this season as well. Pobeda not just that eliminated them, but beat them twice!
Shkendija had to overcome the lone goal disadvantage from the first leg played in Tetovo, but instead the Monkeys celebrated again. Makota scored again to bring Pobeda the lead, while in the second half the same player cemented the win bringing huge joy among the home fans that traveled to Bitola to support their team.
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pobeda – Shkendija 2:0 (1:0); 3:0 agg.
Goals: 22′, 55′ Yannick Makota Ngalle
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)
First league bottom-placed Belasica reached the semis. After the road win in Kratovo the Kangaroos celebrated at home as well, with the same score of 2:0. Considering the league placement at half-season this is a huge success for Belasica who just yesterday sacked their head coach. Their owner announced that he will made drastic changes during the winter break as he is not satisfied with how the team performed and this spot in the semis should motivate him to invest more in bringing quality players in order to try to win the cup trophy. Belasica has never before reached the final.
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Sileks 2:0 (0:0); 4:0 agg.
Goals: 47′ Aleksandar Milushev, 78′ Pepi Gorgiev
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)
Makedonija GjP managed to eliminate four-times winners Rabotnichki. After a lone goal home win Kirovski in the 71st minute brought an end to all hopes that the Reds had. Rabotnichki had chances but their players simply could not score with Filip Petkovski having the best scoring opportunities especially near the end when he missed an empty goal.
National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Makedonija GjP 0:1 (0:0); 0:2 agg.
Goals: 71′ Hristijan Kirovski
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)
Akademija Pandev had no problems with second league side Korabi. The home players were simply no match for the third-placed team in the top flight. All that the Debar based team managed to do in this game was equalizing in the 33rd minute, just a minute after the Academy took the lead. Later the visitors added five goal to celebrate a big win.
Gradski stadium in Debar
Korabi – Akademija Pandev 1:6 (1:2); 2:9 agg.
Goals: 33′ Edin Mersovski – 32′ Daniel Milovanovikj, 43′, 83′ Mario Krstovski, 65′, 67′ Tomislav Iliev, 76′ Filip Mihailov
Referee: Kostantin Vlaho (Skopje)
The semi final draw will follow on Friday at 13.00 CET at FFM’s.