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Overview of Round 2 in the First League (Video)

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Moment of the derby duel between Vardar and Shkendija; photo: FK VardarMoment of the derby duel between Vardar and Shkendija; photo: FK VardarVardar defeated Shkendija in the derby duel of the second round, Pelister and Rabotnichki noted their second wins.

Much easier than expected, Vardar defeated Shkendija 3:0 and won the first battle in probably the most important duels for the title this season. Shkendija demanded postponing of the game because of their Europa League playoff match against Gent but Vardar did not meet their demands. Instead, they went on to destroy them. Nikola Gligorov opened the scoreline in the first half, Jonathan Balotelli doubled the lead in the second half after an assist by Juan Felipe while Kojašević set the final score with a great goal from big distance.

Vardar: Gachevski; Ljamchevski, Grncharov (c), Novak, Brdarovski; Gligorov, Spirovski; Petkovski (46' Asani), Juan Felipe; Kojašević (87' Grozdanoski); Balotelli (73' Nikolov).
Shkendija: Zahov; Demiri, Cuculi (c), Bejtulai, Todorovski; Vujčić (61' Polozhani), Totre (46' Taipi), Hasani; Stênio Júnior, Ibraimi, Juffo (30' Alimi).

Renova defeated newcomers Makedonija Gjorche Petrov with the lone goal being scored by substitute Adili, but it could have been much different if Stojkovski converted a penalty for the visitors on the start of the second half. However, the score remained 0:0 after the penalty and in the end it was Renova who celebrated a win while the newcomers Makedonija noted their second consecutive defeat.

Renova: Haxho; Memedi, Musliu, Neziri, Mishkovski, Useini (72' Adili), Gafuri (62' Jusufi), Ramadani, Shabani (62' Skenderi), Nuhi (c), Selmani.
Makedonija GjP: Kandikyan; Ristovski (53' Cvetanovski), Ilovski, Alomerovikj, Stojkovski, Ramadan (c), Nikolovski, Zdravkovski, Ivanoski (82' Cheshmedjiev), Jakimoski (86' Jasharoski), Stojkoski.

Rabotnichki noted their second consecutive away win after they defeated Makedonija Gjorche Petrov in the first round. This time their opponent was Shkupi and the win was not as convincing, but still - three points for the Debar Maalo side. Central defender Najdovski was the scorer of the lone goal.

The players of Rabotnichki celebrate their winner; photo: FK RabotnichkiThe players of Rabotnichki celebrate their winner; photo: FK Rabotnichki

Shkupi: Zendeli (c); Berisha, Lazarevski, Bajrami, Janevski (63' Zuka), Kadriu (79' Arif), Adili, Asani, Demiri, Iseni, Osmani (88' Adem).
Rabotnichki: Shishkovski; Siljanovski, Najdovski, Mitrev, Markoski (61' Galić); Naumchevski, Najdenov, Trajchevski (c), Elmas (54' Duranski); E. Sahiti (63' Herrera), Ivanovski.

Pelister and Bregalnica played an entertaining first half but the fans in Bitola saw no goals. The second half was stuff dreams are made of for Pelister who managed to put three goals behind Kobetić and note their second consecutive win this season. Ljamchevski opened the scoreline on the beginning of the second half when he changed the direction of a cross by Toshevski behind the keeper's back and into the net. Bregalnica had to push players forward and that left the hosts with plenty of space to create counter attacks. One such was when newly entered Markovski made a run, outrunned Gjorevski and was fouled by him which saw referee Mechkarovski showing a straight red card to the Bregalnica defender. Minute after that, Markovski scored a goal to put the game beyond doubt and in the dying minutes Petrov made it 3:0 for an even more convincing win.

Pelister: Pashovski (c); Toshevski, Todorovski, Stepanovski, Kovachev, Ljamchevski (70' Markovski), Fernando Augusto, Demir (50' Trifunovski), Petrov, Iliev, Bujchevski (59' Lucas Goiano).
Bregalnica: Kobetić; Gjoreski, Petrov, Kostov, Kocev, Ristovski, Velinov (72' Velkovski), Dalcheski (60' Temelkov), Georgiev (59' Muratović), Jovanoski, Zdravkov (c).

Sileks narrowly defeated Pobeda with a goal in each half. Tanushev scored the first goal of the game in the 7th minute, but Pobeda equalized through veteran striker Geshoski in the second half. However, 10 minutes from time Igor Nedeljković converted a penalty for the hosts and set the final score, allowing his team three points and sending the visitors home with their second defeat in a row.

Sileks: Vujanac; Filipovski, Ivanov, Gucev (50' Stojchevski), Mickov (c), Djonov, Gligorov (44' Timovski), Panovski, Kalanoski, Tanushev (83' Iljazi), Nedeljković.
Pobeda: Manchevski; Risteski, Meglenski (c), Kolevski, Koteski, Krsteski, Ilijovski (68' Ilieski), Trajkoski (46' Karcheski), Cvetanoski, Sharkoski (60' Dunimagloski), Naumoski, Geshoski.

Round 2 results:

Renova - Makedonija GjP 1:0 (0:0)
83' Murat Adili

Shkupi - Rabotnichki 0:1 (0:1)
28' Leon Najdovski

Pelister - Bregalnica 3:0 (0:0)
48' Petar Ljamchevski, 87' Blagojche Markovski, 90'+1 Filip Petrov

Sileks - Pobeda 2:1 (1:0)
7' Gjorgi Tanushev, 79' (pen) Igor Nedeljković - 53' Blagoja Geshoski

Vardar - Shkendija 3:0 (1:0)
38' Nikola Gligorov, 59' Jonathan Balotelli, 70' Damir Kojašević

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