Darko Tasevski (R) during the match against BATE Borisov; photo: one.co.il

Midweek internationals performances

Darko Tasevski (R) during the match against BATE Borisov; photo: one.co.ilThere will be no Macedonian players in the 2012/13 edition of the UEFA Champions League after the respective teams of Agim Ibraimi and Darko Tasevski were eliminated from the competition.

UEFA Champions League, Play-off Round, Maribor – Dinamo Zagreb 0:1
Agim Ibraimi started for Maribor and played until the 70th minute when he was replaced by Nikola Komazec.  Maribor lost 1:3 on aggregate to Dinamo Zagreb to be eliminated from the Champions League, but they remain in European contention as they will participate in the group stages of the less prestigious Europa League.

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UEFA Champions League, Play-off Round, Ironi Kiryat Shmona – BATE Borisov 1:1
Darko Tasevski got the start for Ironi Kiryat Shmona and played until the 63rd minute when he made way for Adi Elisha.  Tasevski was also shown a yellow card in the 49th minute.  Just like Maribor, Ironi moves to the group stages of the Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round, Club Brugge – Debrecen 4:1
Ivan Trichkovski was not included in the Club Brugge squad due to an injury.  Club Brugge cruised to a 7:1 aggregate victory to advance to the group stages of the Europa League.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round, Steaua București – Ekranas 3:0
Daniel Georgievski was not among the 18 players called up by Steaua București while Yani Urdinov played the entire game at left back for Ekranas and also received a yellow card in the 48th minute.  Steaua București advanced to the group stages of the competition by winning 5:0 on aggregate, eliminating Ekranas from European contention. 

UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round, Partizan – Tromsø 1:0
Neither Aleksandar Lazevski nor Stefan Ashkovski made the final 18 men list for Partizan who tied Tromsø 3:3 on aggregate but still advanced in the competition due to the away goals rule.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round, Metalist Kharkiv – Dinamo București 2:1
Kristijan Naumovski stayed on the bench for Dinamo București as the #2 keeper behind Cristian Bălgrădean.  Dinamo București exits the Europa League with the 1:4 aggregate loss to Metalist.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round, Heerenveen – Molde 1:2
Samir Fazli was not among the 18 players called up by Heerenveen who was eliminated from the competition by losing 1:4 on aggregate against Molde.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round, APOEL – Neftçi 1:3
Igor Mitreski played all 90 minutes for Neftçi who surprised APOEL on the road to reach the group stages of the Europa League by winning 4:2 on aggregate.  Mitreski recently returned to Neftçi after his contract was terminated in early August.  Neftçi, however, had a change of heart and decided to bring back the veteran Macedonian defender to their squad.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Vaslui – Steaua Bucureşti 3:1
Daniel Georgievski played the entire game for Steaua Bucureşti who took the initial lead in the 51st minute but Vaslui then scored the next three goals to snatch all three points.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Mjällby – Syrianska 0:2
Daniel Ivanovski got the start for Mjällby at right back and played until the 65th minute when he was replaced by Marcus Pode.

Slovakia, Slovenský Pohár, Poprad – Košice 1:2
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Košice and conceded one goal, coming in the 90th minute from a converted penalty kick.  Košice advanced to the next round of the Czech Cup.

Czech Republic, Pohár České Pošty, Králův Dvůr – Příbram 2:1
Zoran Danoski started for Příbram and played the first 45 minutes before he was substituted at the start of the 2nd half by Martin Šlapák.  With the loss, Příbram was eliminated from the Slovak Cup.

Singapore, S.League, Tampines – Home United 2:0
Gligor Gligorov played all 90 minutes for Tampines who remained at the top of the table in Singapore with 39 points after 18 rounds.

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