The draw for the Round of 16 in the 25th edition of the Macedonian Cup took place today in the headquarters of the FFM.
The biggest clash will be between holders Shkendija and four times winners Rabotnichki. Vardar got an easy task in Vlazrimi 77, while it will be interesting to follow the duel between Akademija Pandev and Shkupi.
A problem occured as Mladost quit participating, so 15 teams enter this round instead of 16. Interestingly, Mladost made it to this round as were drawn to be idle in the previous round. The lucky winner is Metalurg who will advance to the quarter-finals without a battle.
These are the pairs for the Round of 16 (in brackets is the league in which each teams plays in the new season):
Akademija Pandev (2) vs. Shkupi (1)
Pelister (1) vs. Renova (1)
Vlazrimi 77 (2) vs. Vardar (1)
Sileks (1) vs. Turnovo (2)
Bregalnica (1) vs. Teteks (2)
Novaci (2) vs. Pobeda (1)
Rabotnichki (1) vs. Shkendija (1)
Metalurg (2) is idle.
The first leg games will be played on 21 September with a kick-off at 15.30 CET, while the returns are scheduled for 12 October at 14.00 CET.