The Macedonian clash in La Liga ended with Stole Dimitrievski getting the edge of Enis Bardhi. Marko Simonovski was the only player to score a goal, while Ezgjan Alioski the only one to record an assist.
photo by Sepsi OSK: Marko Simonovski (R) in a duel with a Concordia player
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Teuta – Laçi
Bojan Gjorgievski started at right-back for Teuta and was replaced directly after the half-time break, whereas Bobi Celeski spent the whole game on the bench as the hosts reserve goalkeeper. Meanwhile Marjan Altiparmakovski played the last ten minutes for the visitors, while his teammate Bojan Najdenov didn’t make the matchday squad due an injury.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Tirana – Flamurtari 1:0
Dejan Blazhevski was an unused substitute for Tirana, while his teammate Sedat Berisha wasn’t called up. For the visitors Artim Polozhani, Goran Siljanovski and Muhamed Useini were starters and all of them lasted the entire game on the pitch. Furthermore Artim received a yellow card for a foul in the 46th minute.
Australia, Hyundai A-League, Central Coast Mariners – Newcastle United Jets 1:2
Daniel Georgievski opened at left-back for Newcastle and played all minutes in the narrow win away to the Central Coast Mariners.
Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Zulte – Charleroi 3:1
After starting in the last two games, Gjoko Zajkov returned to Charleroi’s bench. It is not that he disappointed, but because him playing was due to injured first team players. Two games ago Francisco Martos and Gabrielle Angella were injured, while in the last game Charleroi deployed a 5-men defense (Angella recovered). This time Zajkov was back on the bench as Dorian Dessoleil and Angella started.
Belgium, Proximus League, Westerlo – OH Leuven 0:0
Eleventh game in a row Jovan Kostovski wasn’t summoned by Leuven.
Belgium, Proximus League, Beerschot Wilrijk – Lommel 3:0
Emil Abaz spent the entire match at the home teams bench. The Belgian second league goes on a break until 11 January.
Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, AEK – Nea Salamis 0:1
Ivan Trichkovski remained on the bench for the hosts, while Daniel Mojsov is still out with an injury.
Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Alki – Doxa 2:1
Dushko Trajchevski did not feature for the winning side.
Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, AEL – Anorthosis 0:3
Both Davor Zdravkovski and Kire Markoski started the match for AEL, but both were substituted during the game. Markoski played 58 minutes, while Zdravkovski was taken off in the 75th minute.
England, Championship, Aston Villa – Leeds United 2:3
Ezgjan Alioski played the whole match for Leeds who now have 6 consecutive wins. Leeds were 2:0 down but managed to turn the game around. Alioski, who was booked during the game, was very active and took part in the deciding goal. He sent a cross which was partially cleared, the ball fell to Roofe who smashed it for 3 new points. After half of the matches played (23) Leeds is topping the table and is currently regarded as firm favorites for Premier League promotion.
Alioski’s assist (at 2:10):
Italy, Serie A, Genoa – Atalanta 3:1
Goran Pandev stayed on Genoa’s bench during the whole match.
Italy, Serie B, Spezia – Palermo 1:1
Aleksandar Trajkovski played the whole 90 minutes for Palermo, while Ilija Nestorovski missed another match because of injury. This is second draw in row for Palermo after Nestorovski’s injury, but still they are holding the lead in the Serie B.
Netherlands, Eredivisie, Excelsior – Heracles 0:3
Denis Mahmudov was in the starting lineup for the home team and was replaced in the 64th minute.
Netherlands, Erste Divisie, Dordrecht – Oss 0:1
Antonio Stankov wasn’t part of Dordrecht’s squad on this match.
Portugal, Liga NOS, Vitória (G) – Sporting 1:0
Stefan Ristovski is still struggling to win back his place in the first team after the injury and stayed on Sporting’s bench for substitute players.
Romania, Liga I Betano, Botoșani – Dunărea 1:0
Filip Gligorov played the whole match for the away team.
Romania, Liga I Betano, Hermannstadt – Viitorul 1:0
Besart Abdurahimi wasn’t included in home team’s squad on this match.
Romania, Liga I Betano, Sepsi – Concordia 3:0
Marko Simonovski continued his good form for Sepsi. After the two goals in the previous round, Simonovski scored another goal against Concordia in the 35th minute. This was sixth goal for Marko this season in Romania.
Ferhan Hasani was in the starting lineup for the home team and played the whole match.
Spain, Primera División, Rayo Vallecano – Levante 2:1
Stole Dimitrievski hosted Enis Bardhi in a first Macedonian duel in the La Liga after who knows when (maybe even first ever). Stole played the whole game and got a yellow card for holding time in the 95th minute, while Enis played until the 78th minute when striker Moses Simon took his place as Levante needed a late equalizer. Dimitrievski had some great saves despite the conceded goal, but unfortunately no shot came from Bardhi as didn’t get a chance to test him. The La Liga now enters a short two-week break.
Turkey, Süper Lig, Bursaspor – Malatiyaspor 1:1
Jani Atanasov watched the match from the home bench.
Turkey, Süper Lig, Antalyaspor – Fenerbahçe 0:0
Elif Elmas was 90 minutes part of the Fener eleven. He had two attempts, one in each half. First, he fired a bicycle kick wide, while in the 77th minute his long range shot was saved.
Here is the Elif Elmas chance in the 77th minute. Nearly a great goal, if not for the solid save by the Antalyaspor keeper.
Fenerbahce looks better under manager Ersun Yanal, their third head coach this season. It is only a matter of time before their results start improving. pic.twitter.com/tvx51BZ2Su
— Macedonian Football (@MacedonianFooty) December 24, 2018
Turkey, Süper Lig, Akhisarspor – Konyaspor 0:0
Adis Jahovic played the whole game for the visiting team.