Macedonian internationals performances (26-29.04.2019)

Aleksandar Trajkovski, Ilija Nestorovski, Mario Gjurovski and Tihomir Kostadinov scored a goal apiece for their respective teams, while Denis Mahmudov provided an assist.

photo by U.S. Città di Palermo: Nestorovski (2nd from left) celebrates the goal


Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skënderbeu – Flamurtari 2:0
Artim Polozhani played the full game for Flamurtari as center-back.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Kukësi – Teuta 0:0
Ardian Cuculi played the full game for Kukësi as they kept a clean sheet against Teuta. His team-mate Edis Malikji did not make the bench for this match, while Bobi Celeski was the reserve goalie by the visitors.

Australia, Hyundai A-League, Newcastle United Jets – Sydney 2:0
Daniel Georgievski was not included in the host’s squad for the last round of the season. Daniel will be looking for a new club this summer as his contract expired with the completion of this season.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Səbail – Qəbələ 2:1
Tome Kitanovski did not make the squad for the hosts.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League UEL group, Oostende – Charleroi 2:2
Gjoko Zajkov played another full game for Charleroi as they pulled a draw away against Oostende.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League UEL group, St. Truiden – Beerschot Wilrijk 2:2
Emil Abaz was once again not included in Beerschot Wilrijk’s squad.

Belgium, Proximus League relegation group, Leuven – Lommel 1:0
Jovan Kostovski bis his farewell to his club as they played the last game of the season. Kostovski was not included in the squad for the match and he will be seeking a new club this summer as his contract with Leuven expires at the end of June.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Radnik – Sarajevo 0:0
Krste Velkoski started the game for Sarajevo and got substituted in the 80th minute.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Mladost – Zrinjski 2:2
Djelil Asani played another full game for Mladost and also picked up a yellow card in the 90th minute.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Septemvri – Dunav Ruse 1:1
Darko Glishikj played the full game for Septemvri at his usual left back position, while Aleksandar Isaevski started at the bench for the visitors and entered the game in the 55th minute.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Slavia – Lokomotiv 2:2
Darko Tasevski started in attacking midfield for Slavia and played until the 58th minute. Worth to mention is that Darko was replaced by Ilian Micanski, a 33-year-old forward born in Bulgaria and with 17 caps for the Bulgarian national team, but with rumors in the past that he has origins for Macedonia and wanted to play for Macedonia when he was younger.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Osijek – Dinamo 2:1
Muzafer Ejupi entered the game for the hosts in the 88th minute, while Arijan Ademi was not included in Dinamo’s squad for this match.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Gorica – Hajduk 3:0
Mirko Ivanovski was not included in the squad by Hajduk.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Istra 1:1
Agron Rufati played the full game for the visitors and also picked up a yellow card in the 70th minute.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Rijeka – Rudeš 3:1
Darko Velkovski is still awaiting his comeback at Rijeka after his recent injury, while Milan Ristovski spent another full game on the host’s bench.

England, Championship, Leeds United – Aston Villa 1:1
Ezgjan Alioski could not help his club in the game against Aston Villa as he is recovering from a surgery.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, KPV – Mariehamn 0:4
Filip Ivanovski played the whole match for the hosts.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, RoPS – KuPS 0:1
Damjan Shishkovski was between the posts for the home side.


Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Honvéd – Ferencváros 3:2
Stefan Spirovski is out with an injury for the visiting team.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Debrecen 1:1
Kire Ristevski played the whole match for the home team as CB. This was an important game for both teams with Europa League qualification spot at stake since the teams are tied for 3rd place.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Vidi – Puskás Akadémia 1:1
Boban Nikolov returned to the starting line-up for the home team and played the whole match.

Israel, Ligat Winner, Bnei Sakhnin – Hapoel Haifa 1:2
Risto Mitrevski played the whole match for the winning team as his club returned to winning ways. They entered a slump recently and had to change the coach, but they have bounced back with a win and the good news is Mitrevski retained his first-team status under the new coach.

Italy, Serie A, SPAL – Genoa 1:1
Goran Pandev started the match and played 68 minutes for Genoa. They are looking for a win in 6 games and earned very few points recently, but still look safe from relegation thanks to their strong start of the season.

Pandev during the game; photo: Genoa CFC

Italy, Serie B, Livorno – Palermo 2:2
Both Aleksandar Trajkovski and Ilija Nestorovski started the game and both scored a goal each. Nestorovski scored the opening goal by converting a penalty in the 41st minute before he was taken off in the second half. Livorno turned things around completely and Trajkovski had to save a point by scoring goal in the final minutes of the match.

Nestorovski’s goal (at 1:30), Trajkovski’s goal (at 3:18):

Netherlands, Eredivisie, Den Haag – Excelsior 3:1
Denis Mahmudov was given the start for the away team and he played 80 minutes. He provided the assist to the only goal for his side by sending a nice cross from the right side. With this defeat, Excelsior will have to play in the relegation playoff in order to try and avoid relegation.

Mahmudov’s assist (at 2:05):

Netherlands, Erste Divisie, Oss – Dordrecht 1:0
Antonio Stankov played the whole match for the losing side.

Portugal, Liga NOS, Sporting – Vitória de Guimarães 2:0
Stefan Ristovski played another solid 90 minutes at the right back position for Sporting as his team won their 10th match in the last 11 games, defeating Vitória with 2:0

Romania, Liga I Betano, Dunărea – Hermannstadt 0:0
Filip Gligorov watched this match from home team’s bench, while Besart Abdurahimi wasn’t included in Hermannstadt’s squad.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Concordia – Gaz Metan 0:2
Mite Cikarski was an unused substitute for Gaz Metan.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Universitatea – Sepsi 1:0
Marko Simonovski didn’t make Sepsi’s squad due to an injury.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Zemplín – Žilina 2:1
Enis Fazlagikj is still injured, thus he didn’t play for the visitors.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Ružomberok – Sereď 1:0
Tihomir Kostadinov opened on the hosts right wing and was the decisive man as he netted the lone goal of the game in the 19th minute when he found the back of the net with a left-footed shot. Tihomir lasted 88 minutes on the pitch, while his teammate Yani Urdinov wasn’t called up.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, Vion – Spartak 1:1
Kire Markoski was fielded as a center-forward by Spartak and played the entire game, whereas Tomche Grozdanovski didn’t make the hosts matchday squad.

Spain, Primera División, Barcelona – Levante 1:0
Enis Bardhi made Levante’s bench and was introduced in the 65th minute to help his team avoid the loss away to giants Barcelona. Eventually in vain as the hosts grabbed three points thanks to Lionel Messi’s goal in the 62nd minute.

Spain, Primera División, Rayo Vallecano – Real Madrid 1:0
Stole Dimitrievski was an unused substitute for Rayo as he served as the reserve goalie.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Norrköping – Malmö 1:1
David Mitov Nilsson spent all minutes on the hosts bench.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Xamax – Grasshoppers 1:1
Nikola Gjorgjev didn’t make the visitors matchday squad.

Thailand, Toyota Thai League, PTT – Muangthong United 2:2
Mario Gjurovski played from the 79th minute for Muangthong when his team was 2:1 down and helped his team to grab a point as he netted the equalizer three minutes after he entered the pitch.

Mario’s goal (at 12:15):

Turkey, Süper Lig, Bursaspor – Akhisarspor 0:0
Jani Atanasov wasn’t part of the hosts squad for this match.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Fenerbahçe – Trabzonspor 1:1
Elif Elmas came off the bench in the 66th minute. Eventually his team Fener gained a point against Trabzonspor.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Konyaspor – Galatasaray 0:0
Leonard Zhuta opened at left-back for Konyaspor and helped his team to keep a clean sheet, whereas his teammate Adis Jahovic began on the bench and was introduced in the 74th minute.

Ukraine, Prem’yer-liha, Chornomorets – Arsenal 1:2
Stefan Jevtoski didn’t play for Arsenal as he is still recovering from an injury.

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