Ivan Trichkovski scored a brace while Stefan Ristovski won the Portuguese League Cup as Sporting defeated Porto on penalties. Stole Dimitrievski kept a clean sheet, Nikola Jakimovski took a point away to Panathinaikos, Bobi Celeski and Riste Ilijovski debuted in the Albanian league, Ezgjan Alioski continues to top the Championship table.
photo by AEK Larnaca: Trichkovski celebrates one of the goals
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Kukësi – Laçi 0:0
Ardian Cuculi played the entire game for the hosts and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet, while his teammate Edis Malikji didn’t play. For the visitors midfielder Bojan Najdenov opened on the bench and made a late substitute appearance as he was introduced three minutes from time.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Luftëtari – Kastrioti 1:5
Riste Ilijovski began on Luftëtari’s bench and played the second half as he came in directly after the break. This was Riste’s first official game for his new club as he recently moved to Luftëtari from Macedonian second league side Pelister.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skënderbeu – Partizani 0:1
Egzon Belica started in central defense for Partizani and played all minutes in the big win away to Skënderbeu, while his teammates Besnik Ferati and Fatjon Jusufi didn’t play.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Teuta – Flamurtari 1:1
Goalkeeper Bobi Celeski made his first start for Teuta and conceded a penalty goal in the draw against Flamurtari. On the other side Muhamed Useini started and played the whole match, whereas Artim Polozhani didn’t play.
Australia, Hyundai A-League, Perth Glory – Newcastle United Jets 2:0
Daniel Georgievski played all minutes at right-back for Newcastle as his team suffered a loss away to Perth.
Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Charleroi – Waasland-Beveren 2:2
Gjoko Zajkov spent the entire game on the visitor’s bench.
Belgium, Proximus League, Lommel – Leuven 2:3
Jovan Kostovski did not make the matchday squad for the visitors.
Belgium, Proximus League, Beerschot Wilrijk – Mechelen 0:0
Emil Abaz did not make the bench in the encounter against Mechelen.
Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, AEK – Anorthosis 3:0
Ivan Trichkovski continues his fine scoring form by adding 2 new goals for his club. Daniel Mojsov has also played the whole match for the winning side.
Trichko’s goals (at 2:33 & 3:20):
Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Enosis – AEL 1:2
Davor Zdravkovski played the whole match for the match winning side, while Kire Markoski was not part of the match day squad. AEL is looking forward to send Kire on loan for the rest of the season.
Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, APOEL – Alki 0:0
Dushko Trajchevski played the whole match for the away side which managed to hold the leaders to a goalless draw.
England, Championship, Rotheram – Leeds United 1:2
Ezgjan Alioski played the whole match for Leeds. He was used as a left back for this game, while most of the season he played as left winger. Leeds are top of the table after 29 rounds.
Greece, Souroti Soúper Lígka, Panathiniakos – Larissa 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski played the whole match for the visiting side, while Davor Taleski remained on the bench. Interestingly, Larissa played the whole match with a player less as one of their players was sent off in the 1st minute of the match.
Israel, Ligat Winner, Hapoel Haifa – Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1:1
Risto Mitrevski played the whole match for the hosts as CB.
Italy, Serie A, Empoli – Genoa 1:3
Goran Pandev remained at the visiting bench.
Italy, Serie B, Cremonese – Palermo 2:0
Aleksandar Trajkovski played the whole match for Palermo, but wasn’t able to help his team avoid the defeat away to Cremonese. Ilija Nestorovski is still out because of injury.
Malta, FA Trophy, Birkirkara – Ħamrun Spartans 2:1
Kristijan Naumovski was 90 minutes between the posts as his team advanced intro the quarter-finals.He conceded one goal, but his unbeaten run continues as this was not a league but a cup encounter.
Netherlands, Eredivisie, Excelsior – De Graafschap 2:0
Denis Mahmudov watched the match from Excelsior’s bench.
Netherlands, Erste Divisie, Dordrecht – Jong PSV 1:3
Antonio Stankov played the entire match for the hosts who lost despite leading on half-time.
Portugal, Taça da Liga, Porto – Sporting 1:1 (1:3 p.s.o.)
Stefan Ristovski won his second trophy with Sporting. Ristovski played the whole match which ended 1:1 after Porto took the lead with a goal by Fernando in the 79th minute and Sporting equalized in the 92nd minute when Dost scored a penalty. Three players of Porto then missed their penalties and Sporting won their second consecutive trophy in the Portuguese League Cup.
Spain, Primera División, Sevilla – Levante 5:0
Enis Bardhi played until the 76th minute for Levante when Ivory Coast international Cheick Doukouré took his place. His team got smashed at this road game.
Spain, Primera División, Alavés – Rayo Vallecano 0:1
Stole Dimitrievski kept a clean sheet as Rayo surprised fifth-placed Alavés on the road. Incredible, Rayo is on a five game undefeated run and eventually got out of the relegation zone!
Turkey, Süper Lig, Konyaspor – Antalyaspor 2:0
Leonard Zhuta played whole game for Konyaspor while his teammate Adis Jahovic started and played till 77th minute when he was substituted by Malian international Mustapha Yatabaré.
Turkey, Süper Lig, Fenerbahçe – Malatyaspor 3:2
Elif Elmas got bench for this match and got a chance late in the 80th minute instead of André Ayew. Six minutes later his team scored the winning goal. It is the first win for his team after six rounds and even against the third-placed team.
Turkey, Süper Lig, Kayserispor – Bursaspor 1:1
Jani Atanasov didn’t make the matchday squad for Bursaspor.