Macedonian internationals performances (29.03-02.04 ’18)

Ivan Trichkovski, Denis Mahmudov, Ilija Nestorovski, Krste Velkoski and Jovan Kostovski scored one goal apiece for their respective teams, while Risto Mitrevski missed a penalty kick but reached the Israeli Cup final

Photo by photonews: Gjoko Zajkov (#6) goes up for a header


AFC Champions League, Esteghlal – Al-Rayyan 2:0
Bojan Najdenov watched his teammates win from the bench. This game was played on Monday.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Kamza – Partizani 0:1
Demir Imeri opened on the hosts bench and was introduced in the 69th minute, while Egzon Belica started for Partizani. Meanwhile, Egzon’s teammates Alban Sulejmani and Emran Ramadani didn’t play.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Teuta – Laçi 1:0
Bojan Gjorgievski as usual started for Teuta and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet, while his teammate Burhan Mustafov didn’t play.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Vllaznia – Skënderbeu 2:1
Sedat Berisha was in defense for Vllaznia as his team recorded a big win against Skënderbeu.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Flamurtari – Kukësi 1:2
Artim Polozhani, Goran Siljanovski and Muhamed Useini started for Flamurtari, while Muarem Muarem came off the bench in the 82nd minute. Their teammate Fisnik Zuka didn’t play. On the other side, Valon Ethemi was introduced in the 56th minute.

Australia, Hyundai A-League, Newcastle United Jets – Melbourne City 0:3
Daniel Georgievski played all minutes at right-back for the hosts as his team suffered a loss against Melbourne City. Daniel also received a yellow card in the 69th minute.

Azerbaijan, Premyer Liqasi, Kəpəz – Zirə 0:0
Yani Urdinov played the whole match for the visitors and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet away to Kəpəz.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League play-off I, Standard – Charleroi 1:0
Gjoko Zajkov started in central defense for Charleroi and played 88 minutes as he was replaced to strengthen the offense.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League play-off II, Zulte Waregem – OH Leuven 2:2
Jovan Kostovski opened on the visitors bench and was introduced in the 77th minute. At that point his team was one goal down, but Jovan netted an equalizer in the 87th minute.

Jovan’s goal (at 9:00):

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sloboda – Čelik 1:1
Aleksandar Lazevski began at left-back for Sloboda and left the field after 33 minutes due to an injury.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sarajevo – Krupa 1:0
Krste Velkoski started for Sarajevo and was the man of the match as he netted the lone goal in the 1st minute of the first half stoppage time. Krste’s teammate Marjan Altiparmakovski made the bench, but didn’t play.

Velkoski’s goal:

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Lokomotiv Plovdiv – Dunav Ruse 2:2
Vancho Trajanov opened on Lokomotiv’s bench and made a late substitute appearance as he was introduced in the 90th minute.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Inter – Dinamo 0:0
Arijan Ademi captained Dinamo and played the entire game as his team collected one point away to Inter.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Osijek – Slaven Belupo 3:0
Muzafer Ejupi played from the 79th minute for Osijek, while Mirko Ivanovski and Tome Kitanovski made the start for Slaven and played the entire game. Eventually, the hosts gained a comfortable win.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Hajduk – Rijeka 1:1
Leonard Zhuta began at left-back for the visitors and played the entire game, while his teammate Milan Ristovski didn’t play. Leo was also booked with a yellow card in the 42nd minute.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Cibalia – Lokomotiva 1:1
Armend Dalipi wasn’t called up by Cibalia.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, AEK – Apollon 3:0
Both Daniel Mojsov and Ivan Trichkovski started the game for the hosts. The first played the whole match, while the forward was taken off in the 68th minute. Before that, he has scored a goal for his side and helped them win against the table leaders. Trichko also took part in the first goal as he sent a shot from outside the box and a ricochet reached Acorán who scored the opening goal.

The goals (first at 0:55 & second at 1:55):

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Nea Salamis – Ermis 2:0
Aleksandar Damchevski played the whole match for the visiting side.

Czech Republic, HET Liga, Slovácko – Slovan 0:1
Veliche Shumulikoski did not feature in the home side’s defeat.

England, Championship, Leeds United – Bolton Wanderers 2:1
Ezgjan Alioski played 83 minutes for the winning side before he was taken off. He was very active during this game creating chances and also took part in the second goal as his shot was saved by the opposing keeper but the rebound fell perfectly for Pablo Hernández who turned it into a goal.


Finland, Suomen Cup, HJK – Honka 2:1
Davor Taleski was on the bench as he saw his club nearly missing the opportunity to reach the Finnish Cup final after they were defeated by HJK.

Greece, Souroti Souper Ligka, Panetolikos – PAS Giannina 1:0
Mite Cikarski remained on the bench for the losing side as Greek football returned into action after 3 weeks break due to recent incidents.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Ferencváros 0:0
Remzifaik Selmani was not included in the matchday squad for the home side, while Stefan Spirovski started the game and played until 72nd minute when he was taken off. He was booked early in the game.

Stefan Spirovski between two opposing players, photo: Fradi

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Balmazújváros – Vasas 1:1
Kire Ristevski played the whole game in defense for the visiting side.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Puskas Academy – Videoton 0:0
Boban Nikolov started the game on the bench and he was introduced in the 80th minute, but had little time to make an impact.

Iran, Persian Gulf Pro League, Naft Novin – Esteghlal 1:2
Bojan Najdenov recorded his first start for Esteghlal and played until the 54th minute when Omid Ebrahimi took his place. His team was 1:0 down at that moment. This match took place on Thursday.

Israel, Gvia HaMedina, Hapoel Haifa – Hapoel Ra’anana 0:0 (4:3 p.s.o.)
Risto Mitrevski played the entire 120 minute in the one legged semi-final match of the Israeli State Cup. He picked up a yellow card after 19 minutes of play and later took the penalty kick in the fourth series, but the keeper easily caught his shot. Hapoel Haifa will face Beitar in the grand final in May. His team hasn’t lifted the cup since the 73/74 season.

Mitrevski’s penalty (at 6:31):

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – SPAL 1:1
Goran Pandev played 59 minute for the home side leaving the pitch while Genoa had a 1:0 lead. Adel Taarabt took his place. Just a minute after that change SPAL equalized. Earlier in the match his teammate Gianluca Lapadula failed to convert a penalty kick.

Italy, Serie B, Virtus Entella – Palermo 1:2
Both Aleksandar Trajkovski and Ilija Nestorovski stayed on the bench as coach Bruno Tedino decided there are tired from the national team duties. Palermo played this game on Thursday night.

Italy, Serie B, Parma – Palermo 3:2
On Monday Palermo played a postponed game. Ilija Nestorovski captained his team into their sixth seasonal defeat. He played the whole game, picked up a yellow card in the 32nd minute and scored in the 52nd minute bringing a glimpse of hope as his team was down 3:0. His teammate Aleksandar Trajkovski watched the game from the bench.

Nestor’s goal:

Japan, Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Shimizu S-Pulse – Yokohama F·Marinos 0:1
David Babunski wasn’t part of the visiting squad.

Kazakhstan, Kaesipqoi Ligasy, Kyzylzhar – Tobol 1:2
Vanche Shikov played the full 90 minutes for Tobol and helped his team celebrate the second win after three played rounds in Kazakhstan.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Emmen – Dordrecht 1:3
Both Denis Mahmudov and Antonio Stankov played the whole match for Dordrecht. Stankov was the team captain and Mahmudov scored the first goal for their team after ten minutes. This was Mahmudov’s 11th goal this season and Dordrecht kept their chances for promotion.

Mahmudov’s goal (at 0:25):

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Almere City – Fortuna 1:4

Stefan Ashkovski entered the match at the end of the first half. The visitors from Sittard managed to win away to Almere and climbed up to the leading position and has big chanced for promotion in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Poland, Lotto Ekstraklasa, Zagłębie – Jagiellonia 1:0
Aleksandar Todorovski wasn’t summoned by the home side.

Portugal, Liga NOS, Braga – Sporting 1:0
Stefan Ristovski spent the whole match as a substitute for Sporting and his team lost away to Braga.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Poli Timișoara – Sepsi 2:2
Marko Simonovski played the whole game for Sepsi while his teammate Milovan Petrovikj came in instead Sebastian Ghinga in the 60th minute while 1:1.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Radnik – Javor 1:0
Filip Ristovski played whole game while his teammate Aleksa Amanovikj wasn’t part of Javor’s squad for this game.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Radnički Niš – Vojvodina 1:1
Petar Krstikj didn’t make the matchday squad for Radnički while Daniel Avramovski entered the field for Vojvodina at 46th minute replacing Lazar Arsić.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Zemun – Napredak 1:1
Dushan Savikj didn’t make the matchday squad for Zemun.

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

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Slovan – Ružomberok 1:0
Tihomir Kostadinov spent whole game at Ružomberok’s bench.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, Podbrezová – Tatran 1:1
Kristijan Trapanovski didn’t play for Tatran.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Krško – Domžale 1:2
Zeni Husmani and Agim Ibraimi played entire game for Domžale in their away win.

Husmani (#90) as captain of Domžale before kick-off; photo: Lado Vavpetič

Spain, Primera División, Girona – Levante 1:1
Enis Bardhi watched the game from Levante’s bench.

Spain, Segunda División, Gimnàstic – Lugo 3:0
Stole Dimitrievski was the home team’s starting goalkeeper and he kept a clean sheet at this game.


Thailand, Toyota Thai League, Muangthong United – Bangkok Glass 2:2
Mario Gjurovski played untill 80th minute for the visitors when Chatree Chimtalay took his place.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Osmanlispor – Konyaspor 0:0
Adis Jahovic started the game for Konyaspor and played until 88th minute when he was substituted by Samuel Eto’o.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Kayserispor – Fenerbahçe 0:5
Elif Elmas was an unused sub for the visitors.

Ukraine, Prem’yer-liha, Playoff group, Mariupol – Dinamo Kyiv 2:3
Besir Demiri played entire game for the home side.

Demiri in action during the match; photo: FK Mariupol

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