Cup R1: Pobeda eliminates Struga

Pobeda beat Struga on the road and booked a place in the eight-finals of the Macedonian Cup.

photo by Petar Dimoski: Naumoski is putting the ball on the spot before taking the penalty kick

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The match between Struga and Pobeda was postponed and played today, one week later than the other games of the opening round in the new season of the Macedonian Cup.

The Prilep visitors had a 1:0 lead on half-time as Jordancho Naumoski successfully converted a penalty kick in the 21st minute after Antonio Kalanoski was brought down in the box.

Struga equalized only two minutes into the second half through Valentin Kochoski, but American striker Kyrian Nwabueze brought the lead back to Pobeda with his goal 15 minutes from time. That goal happened to be decisive at the end.

Pobeda now joins Akademija Pandev, Belasica, Bregalnica, Gostivar, Kit-Go, Korabi, Makedonija GjP, Pelister, Rabotnichki, Sileks, Skopje, Tikvesh and Vardar in the eight-finals. One match remains to the played, the one between Kozhuf and Shkendija scheduled for 5 September, and than the draw will take place.

Gradska Plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Pobeda 1:2 (0:1)
Goals: 47′ Valentin Kochoski – 21′ (pen) Jordancho Naumoski, 75′ Kyrian Nwabueze
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)

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