Macedonian internationals performances (13-16.04 ’18)

Mirko Ivanovski scored 2 goals,  Muhamed Useini, Daniel Mojsov and Marko Simonovski scored a goal each, while Mario Gjurovski and Stefan Ristovski provided an assist apiece.

photo by Daniel Georgievski shoulders a teammate


AFC Champions League, Al-Hilal – Esteghlal 0:1
Bojan Najdenov got to play only the closing moments as he came in instead Mame Baba Thiam in the 89th minute. With this win his team secured the first place and advanced in the knock-out stage.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Lushnja – Flamurtari 0:2
Artim Polozhani, Goran Siljanovski and Fisnik Zuka started for Flamurtari, Muhamed Useini came off the bench in the 64th minute, while Muarem Muarem didn’t play. The visitors opened the score in the 40th minute thanks to a goal by Serbian international Igor Nedeljković who is a former player of Sileks. In the 87th minute Useini confirmed the victory with a shot from close range.

Muhamed’s goal (at 2:50):

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skënderbeu – Kamza 3:2
Demir Imeri didn’t play for the visitors.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Kukësi – Partizani 4:0
Valon Ethemi opened on the hosts bench and was introduced in the 60th minute, while Besart Abdurahimi played from the 54th minute for Partizani. Meanwhile, Egzon Belica, Alban Sulejmani and Emran Ramadani didn’t play for the visitors.

Australia, Hyundai A-League, Central Coast Mariners – Newcastle United Jets 2:8
Daniel Georgievski played the entire game at left-back for Newcastle as his team collected three points on the road in an unbelievable high-scoring game. Daniel played a role in the opening goal as he passed the ball to the player who was credited with the assist.

Highlights of the game:

Azerbaijan, Premyer Liqasi, Zirə – Neftçi 0:3
Yani Urdinov made the start for the hosts and played until the 51st minute when he was sent off the pitch due to his second yellow card of the game. At that point his team was already one goal down and the visitors netted two more goals in stoppage time to grab three points on the road.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League play-off I, Charleroi – Genk 2:2
After two consecutive starts, this time Gjoko Zajkov spent all minutes on Charleroi’s bench.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League play-off II, Waasland-Beveren – OH Leuven 0:2
Jovan Kostovski opened at center-forward for Leuven and played 66 minutes in the win away to Waasland-Beveren. This was Jovan’s first start after eight months, but it wasn’t surprising as he netted one goal apiece in the two previous games.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sloboda – Borac 1:0
Aleksandar Lazevski started at left-back for Sloboda and was 90 minutes part of a defense that kept a clean sheet. Thanks to this win Aleksandar’s team is a big step closer to one more season in the Bosnian top tier.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sarajevo – Željezničar 0:0
Krste Velkoski played all minutes in attack for Sarajevo, while his teammate Marjan Altiparmakovski didn’t play. Eventually, the game ended in a goalless draw.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Lokomotiv Plovdiv – Etar 1:0
Vancho Trajanov was an unused substitute for the hosts.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Slaven Belupo 5:2
Both Macedonian internationals, Mirko Ivanovski and Tome Kitanovski, played all minutes for Slaven. Mirko netted a brace in a span of just six minutes to equalize the score, but unfortunately Lokomotiva added three goals in the second half to gain three points. Furthermore, Ivanovski received a yellow card in the 22nd minute.

Mirko’s goals (at 1:10 and 1:30):

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Osijek – Istra 1961 2:0
Muzafer Ejupi opened at center-forward and played until the 58th minute. The hosts had a 0:0 at that point, but eventually were able to score two goals and thus collect three points.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Rudeš – Rijeka 4:2
Samir Fazli played the entire game for the hosts, while Leonard Zhuta also played all minutes, but in defense for Rijeka. In the end, Rudeš gained three points. Meanwhile, Leo’s teammate Milan Ristovski didn’t play.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Cibalia – Dinamo 0:2
Armend Dalipi wasn’t called up by Cibalia, while Arijan Ademi was an unused substitute for Dinamo.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Anorthosis – AEK 1:1
Both Daniel Mojsov and Ivan Trichkovski played the whole match for the visiting side. A Macedonian put his name in the score sheet but it was not Trichko who we are more often used to see as a scorer. It was in fact the defender Mojsov who has scored an excellent goal that can be seen at 0:50 in the video below.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, AEL – Apollon 0:2
Davor Zdravkovski remained on the bench for the home side.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Alki – Ermis 2:3
Aleksandar Damchevski started the match for the visiting side and played until 83rd minute when he was replaced by Maksym Imerekov

Czech Republic, HET Liga, Slovácko – Brno 1:0
Veliche Shumulikoski is still out with an injury and did not took part in his team important home win over relegation rivals.

England, Championship, Aston Villa – Leeds United 1:0
Ezgjan Alioski played 66 minutes before he was taken off. In other news from Leeds, he has been nominated for player of the year and also has 2 nominees in goal of the season. You can vote for Alioski here 

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Honka – Lahti 0:0
We did not see a Macedonian keepers derby in Finland as Davor Taleski remained on the bench for the home side, while Damjan Shishkovski played the whole match for the visiting side. Shishkovski saved his side from a defeat when he saved a penalty in the 84th minute.

Shishkovski’s save at 5:15

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Kemi Kings – Inter Turku 2:4
Kosta Manev played the whole match for the home side. He was booked during the process.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, VPS – RoPS 0:1
Filip Ivanovski had a winning debut for his new club as he was brought on in the 67th minute.

Greece, Souroti Souper Ligka, Xanthi – PAS Giannina 3:0
Mite Cikarski was given the start for PAS Giannina after 2 defeats in a row while he was benched but he wasn’t able to help his club avoid a third defeat. He was also shown a yellow card but played the whole match.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, DVSC – Ferencváros 1:1
Stefan Spirovski played the whole match for his club. They dropped points but so did their rivals – Nikolov’s Videoton and the top 2 teams remain tied for first place.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Vasas 4:2
Remzifaik Selmani did not feature for the home side, while Kire Ristevski played 66 minutes for the visiting side and was taken off to make space for a forward while his team was still chasing the result.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Mezokovesd – Videoton 0:0
Boban Nikolov played 51 minutes before he was taken off. His side missed the opportunity to climb to first place as relegation-threatened Mezokovesd managed to steal a point from them.

Israel, Ligat Winner play-off, Hapoel Be’er Sheva – Hapoel Haifa 2:2
Risto Mitrevski played the entire 90 minutes for the visitors who conceded an unlucky own goal equalizer deep into the injury time to miss a win.

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – Crotone 1:0
Goran Pandev was given a rest and played only the last 11 minutes replacing Iuri Medeiros.

Italy, Serie B, Palermo – Cremonese 1:1
Ilija Nestorovski played until the 81st minute when Antonio La Gumina substituted him. Only two minutes later Cremonese equalized which led to Aleksandar Trajkovski being introduced in the 88th minute instead of Eddy Gnahoré.

Japan, Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Yokohama F·Marinos – Vissel 1:2
David Babunski started and played until the 59th minute when Ippei Shinozuka took his place. That happened a minute after his team took the lead, a goal in which he participated as he run with the ball across the field. Unfortunately the visitors later scored twice to claim the points.

Yokohama’s goal (at 2:11):

Kazakhstan, Kaesipqoi Ligasy, Aktobe – Tobol 0:1
Vanche Shikov played the whole game as CB for the winning side.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Dordrecht – Cambuur 0:3
Both Denis Mahmudov and Antonio Stankov started the game for the home side. The former was taken off in the 73rd minute, while the latter played the whole match.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Fortuna – Den Bosch 2:0
Stefan Ashkovski was brought on in the 89th minute for the winning side.

Poland, Lotto Ekstraklasa, Legia – Zagłębie 0:1
Aleksandar Todorovski remained on the bench during his side’s surprising away win.

Portugal, Liga NOS, Belenenses – Sporting 3:4
Stefan Ristovski played the whole match for the winning side. This was an eventful match and Stefan Ristovski provided an assist on the third goal for his side.

Ristovski’s assist at 2:21

Romania, Liga I Betano, Sepsi – Gaz Metan 2:1
Both Milovan Petrovikj and Marko Simonovski played the whole match for the winning side and Marko Simonovski proved to be the decisive man as he scored the game-winning goal in the final moments of the match.

Simonovski’s goal at 3:25

Serbia, SuperLiga play-off, Napredak – Vojvodina 1:0
Daniel Avramovski stayed whole game at Vojvodina’s bench.

Serbia, SuperLiga play-off, Čukarički – Radnički Niš 2:3
Petar Krstikj was unused substitute for Radnički.

Serbia, SuperLiga play-out, Radnik – Javor 0:0
Both our internationals Aleksa Amanovikj and Filip Ristovski played whole game for Javor and were part of a defense that kept a clean sheet away to Radnik.

Serbia, SuperLiga play-out, Zemun – OFK Bačka 3:0
Dushan Savikj wasn’t part of Zemun’s squad at this match.

Serbia, SuperLiga play-out, Mačva – Borac 2:0
Destan Hadjija didn’t play for Borac.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Spartak – Ružomberok 1:0
Tihomir Kostadinov played the whole match for Ružomberok.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, Nitra – Tatran 3:2
Kristijan Trapanovski came as a substitution for Tatran at 79th minute replacing Tomáš Sedlák.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Olimpija – Domžale 1:1
Agim Ibraimi played entire game for Domžale and he was booked at 50th minute of the game while his teammate Zeni Husmani played until 83rd minute when Žan Žužek took his place.

Agim (L) in action against Olimpija; photo by

Spain, Primera División, Atlético de Madrid – Levante 3:0
Enis Bardhi came of Levante’s bench at half-time when he replaced Jason Remeseiro.

Spain, Segunda División, Real Oviedo – Gimnàstic 1:0
Stole Dimitrievski was the home team’s starting goalkeeper and conceded one goal in his team’s defeat.


Sweden, Allsvenskan, Norrköping – Kalmar 3:1
David Mitov Nilsson didn’t play for the visitors because of injury.

Thailand, Toyota Thai League, Sukhothai – Bangkok Glass 1:1
Mario Gjurovski played till 79th minute for the visitors when Chakkit Laptrakul took his place. He provided an assist to Australian international Matt Smith for his team’s only goal at 1st minute of the game. Gjurovski was also shown a yellow card at 49th minute of the game.

Gjurovski’s assist at 1:19

Turkey, Süper Lig, Antalyaspor – Atiker Konyaspor 0:0
Adis Jahovic started the game at Konyaspor’s bench before he substituted Ferhat Öztorun at 77nd minute of the game.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Sivasspor – Fenerbahçe 1:2
Elif Elmas didn’t make the matchday squad for Fenerbahçe.

Ukraine, Prem’yer-liha play-off, Mariupol – Veres 2:0
Besir Demiri played the entire match for Mariupol and he received a yellow card at 87th minute of the match.

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