Macedonian internationals performances (14-17.09 ’18)

Debut game-winning goal for Elif Elmas at Fenerbahçe, goal and assist by Aleksandar Trajkovski, goals for Mirko Ivanovski, Dejan Blazhevski, Tihomir Kostadinov and Denis Mahmudov, while Krste Velkoski missed a penalty.

photo by Fenerbahçe SK: Elmas erupts in joy after scoring

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Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Teuta – Kukësi 0:1
Bojan Gjorgievski opened at right-back for Teuta and played 84 minutes, while his teammate Bobi Celeski spent the entire game on the bench as his teams reserve goalie. For the visitors Edis Malikji and Ardian Cuculi were all minutes part of a defense that kept a clean sheet.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Flamurtari – Skënderbeu 0:2
Artim Polozhani and Goran Siljanovski were starters for Flamurtari as their team suffered a loss at home against Skënderbeu. Artim played until the 83rd minute while Goran spent the entire game on the pitch. Meanwhile their teammate Muhamed Useini didn’t play.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Laçi – Partizani
Both Macedonians, Marjan Altiparmakovski and Bojan Najdenov, started for the hosts. Marjan played 65 minutes on the left wing, whereas Bojan played the entire match. On the other side Egzon Belica was the whole match in central defense, while Besnik Ferati wasn’t called up.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Tirana – Luftëtari
Dejan Blazhevski made the start for Tirana and played 86 minutes as a left winger, while Sedat Berisha opened on the bench and played the last half hour to strengthen the defense. In the 3rd minute of the game it was Dejan who netted the opener with a right-footed shot.

Dejan’s goal (at the beginning):

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Səbail – Zira 1:1
Tome Kitanovski started for the home side and played all minutes in the draw against Zira.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, St. Liege – Charleroi 0:0
Gjoko Zajkov was once again not in Charleroi’s squad as he is still recovering from his injury.

Belgium, Proximus League, Tubiza – OH Leuven 3:1
Jovan Kostovski spent the entire game on OH Leuven’s bench.

Belgium, Proximus League, Beerschot Wilrijk – Mechelen 1:0
Emil Abaz remained 90 minutes on the visitor’s bench.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sarajevo – Tuzla City 2:0
Krste Velkoski played the full game in the 2:0 win against Tuzla City. Krste had the chance to open the score in the 38th minute from a penalty kick, but Tuzla City’s goalkeeper saved his shot.

Krste’s penalty (at 0:22):

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, GOŠK – Mladost 1:3
Djelil Asani was the starting left-back for Mladost and played the full 90 minutes in the 1:3 away win to GOŠK. Djelil also picked up a yellow card in the 55th minute.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Slavia – Botev 0:0
Stefan Ashkovski debuted for his new club Slavia by playingon the left-wing position. He played until the 60th minute when he got substituted by Tsvetanov. Unlike him, his team-mate Luka Nakov was not included in the squad in this goalless draw against Botev.

Ashkovski (white) during the game; photo: PFK Slavia

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Gorica – Dinamo 0:1
Arijan Ademi is still recovering from his injury and was thus not included in Dinamo’s squad for the away game to Gorica.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Hajduk – Rudeš 3:1
Mirko Ivanovski played the full game and scored the second goal for Hajduk in the 3:1 win to Rudeš. This was Ivanovski’s second goal this season.

Mirko’s goal:

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Inter – Istra 1:2
Agron Rufati was back in action for Istra and played a full game in the important away win to Inter. Rufati also received a yellow card in the 52nd minute.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Rijeka – Osijek 1:1
Neither of the three Macedonian internationals playing for Rijeka and Osijek was involved in this game. Leonard Zhuta and Darko Velkovski were not included in the squad by the hosts, while Muzafer Ejupi was once again sidelined due to an injury.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Nea Salamis – AEK Larnaca 1:1
Both Daniel Mojsov and Ivan Trichkovski played the whole match for the visiting side. This was AEK’s first game of the new season in Cyprus and they were held to a draw.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Anorthosis – AEL 0:1
Davor Zdravkovski started and played the whole match for the visiting side, while Kire Markoski remained on the bench. Zdravkovski was shown a yellow card, but with this win AEL continue their perfect start with 3 wins out of 3 matches.

Davor Zdravkovski in action at the game; photo: AEL

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Doxa – Alki 4:0
Dushko Trajchevski played the whole match for the away side.

England, Championship, Milwall – Leeds United 1:1
Ezgjan Alioski played the whole match for Leeds who managed to save a point in the final moments of the match. With this point, Leeds remain top of the table in England Championship after 7 rounds.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Honka – Kemi Kings 2:1
Davor Taleski remained on the bench for the hosts, while both Husein Demiri and Demir Imeri started the match for the away side. Imeri played the whole match, while Demiri was taken off at half-time.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Lahti – HJK 0:2
Damjan Shishkovski was the starting keeper for the hosts.

Greece, Souroti Soúper Lígka, AEL – Panathinaikos 1:3
Milovan Petrovikj was not on the bench for his side AEL.

Greece, Souroti Soúper Lígka, Smyrnis – Giannina 1:2
Mite Cikarski played the whole match for the winning side. He was shown a yellow card during the process.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Honvéd – Ferencváros 0:1
Stefan Spirovski played the whole match for the winning side in the Hungarian derby. He got a yellow card in the first half.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Puskás Akadémia – Vidi 2:1
Boban Nikolov started the match on the bench and he was introduced in the 69th minute. Vidi lost and they have a mixed start this season with only 9 points after 6 matches.

Israel, Ligat Winner, Hapoel Haifa – Beitar 2:2
Risto Mitrevski didn’t play for the home side.

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – Bologna 1:0
Goran Pandev was in the starting lineup for Genoa and played until the 61st minute when he was replaced by Christian Kouamé. His attacking teammate Krzysztof Piątek scored the only goal on the match in 8 minutes after Goran left the field bringing the win for Genoa.

Italy, Serie B, Foggia – Palermo 1:2
Aleksandar Trajkovski was the star on the match and the key player for Palermo’s turnover and win over Foggia. His team was 1:0 down on halftime and in the 54th minute Trajkovski assisted to Salvi for equalizing the score and in the 62nd minute the Macedonian international scored the winning goal for Palermo with nice shot from 25 meters. The other Macedonian in Palermo, Ilija Nestorovski entered the match in the 88th minute.

Aleks’ assist (at 2:13) & goal at (2:49):
Netherlands, Eredivisie, Willem II – Excelsior 2:2
Denis Mahmudov entered the match in the 81st minute and after one minute play he scored the second goal for Excelsior with great shot from 18 meters. This was Mahmudov’s second goal for Excelsior in the Dutch Eredivisie this season. Unfortunately, his team conceded two late goals and won only a point away to Willem II.

Denis’ goal at (2:30):
Netherlands, Erste Divisie, Dordrecht – Twente 0:2
Antonio Stankov was the captain for Dordrecht, but had a bad day against Twente. Stankov scored an own goal in the 33rd minute and was replaced in the 69th minute. His team lost at home with 0:2.

Portugal, Taça da Liga, Sporting – Maritimo 3:1
Stefan Ristovski was rested on this match in the Portuguese League Cup and watched Sporting win from the substitute’s bench.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Dunăre – Botoșani 3:2
Filip Gligorov wasn’t included in the home team’s squad on this match.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Concordia – Sepsi 0:3
Marko Simonovski was a substitute for Sepsi, but didn’t got a chance to enter the match.

Saudi Arabia, Dawri Al-Muhtarifin Al-Saudia, Al-Ra’ed – Al-Hilal 1:3
Ferhan Hasani was in the starting line-up for the home team and played until the 61st minute.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Crvena Zvezda – Radnik 6:0
Zoran Danoski wasn’t included in Radnik’s squad and his team was destroyed away to Crvena Zvezda with 6:0.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Radnički – Vojvodina 1:0
Aleksandar Todorovski played the whole match, while Petar Krstikj wasn’t included in home team’s squad against Vojvodina.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Spartak – Napredak 0:1
Benjamin Demir was left out of Spartak’s squad against Napredak.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Mačva – Zemun 0:2
Dushan Savikj played the whole match, while Milosh Tosheski wasn’t included in Zemun’s squad away to Mačva.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Zlaté Moravce – Ružomberok 1:1
Tihomir Kostadinov started the match for Ružomberok and played until 80th minute when Štefan Gerec took his place. Kostadinov scored the opening goal of the game in 55th minute. His teammate Yani Urdinov didn’t play at this game.

Tihomir’s goal can be watched by clicking here and scrolling at the bottom.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Spartak – Žilina 1:2
Enis Fazlagikj spent whole 90 minutes on the field for Žilina.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Domžale – Triglav 1:2
Agim Ibraimi came as a substitution for Domžale at half-time replacing Croatian international Tonči Mujan.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Krško – Maribor 0:2
Milan Ristovski watched the game from Krško’s bench while his teammate Medin Bajrami didn’t make the matchday squad for this game.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Mura – Olimpija 0:2
Neither Darko Atanasov nor Daniel Avramovski were not part of their teams’ squad for this game.

Spain, Primera División, Espanyol – Levante 1:0
Enis Bardhi played full game for Levante in their away loss.

Spain, Primera División, Huesca – Rayo Vallecano 0:1
Stole Dimitrievski was unused substitute for Rayo.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Norrköping – AIK 2:0
David Mitov Nilsson was Norrköping’s reserve goalkeeper at this game.

Switzerland, Swiss Cup 1/16 final, Nyonnais – Grasshoppers 3:1
Nikola Gjorgjev spent entire game at visitors bench.

Switzerland, Swiss Cup 1/16 final, Bavois – Rapperswil-Jona 2:3 AET
Egzon Shabani played the full match in attack for the visitors and he scored the winner in the 119th minute of the match.

Switzerland, Swiss Cup 1/16 final, Bellinzona – Winterthur 1:2
David Stojanov entered the field as a substitution for Bellinzona in the 72nd minute replacing Renato Sergi.

Switzerland, Swiss Cup 1/16 final, Azzuri – Lugano 0:1
Stefan Andrikj didn’t make the matchday squad for the home team.

Switzerland, Swiss Cup 1/16 final, Fleurier – Kriens 1:4
Shkumbim Sulejmani didn’t play for Kriens.

Thailand, Toyota Thai League, Bangkok Glass – Chiangrai 0:0
Mario Gjurovski wasn’t summoned by Bangkok for this match.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Konyaspor – Fenerbahçe 0:1
Adis Jahovic started in attack for Konyaspor and played till 65th minute when he was replaced by Ivory Coast international Moryke Fofana while Elif Elmas came of the Fenerbahçe’s bench at 61st minute substituting Moroccan international Aatif Chahechouhe and six minutes later he scored the only goal of the game. This was Elif’s first goal in the Turkish championship.

Elif’s goal:

Turkey, Süper Lig, Rizespor – Bursaspor 1:1
Jani Atanasov didn’t make the matchday squad for Bursaspor.

Ukraine, Prem’yer-liha, Desna – Arsenal 1:0
Stefan Jevtoski opened the game in midfield for Arsenal and played till 61st minute when he was substituted by French international Curtis Yebli.

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