Georgievski moments after the own goal; photo: theglobeandmail.com

Midweek internationals performances

Georgievski moments after the own goal; photo: theglobeandmail.comMirko Ivanovski added another goal for Astra in league play, Daniel Georgievski scored an own goal for Steaua București against Chelsea, while Zoran Danoski converted a spot kick in the penalty shooutout to help Příbram progress to the next round of the Czech Cup.

UEFA Champions League, Group F, Arsenal – Napoli 2:0
Goran Pandev started up front for Napoli as the lone striker, with Gonzalo Higuaín nursing an injury, and played until the 61st minute when he was replaced by Dries Mertens.  Goran was rather quiet as Arsenal scored its two goals in the opening 15 minutes to record the three points.

UEFA Champions League, Group E, Steaua București – Chelsea 0:4
Daniel Georgievski started at right-back for Steaua București and played until the 71st minute when he was substituted by Fernando Varela.  Georgievski struggled mightily dealing with Chelsea winger André Schürrle, and to cap off a bad game also scored an own goal in the 44th minute.  The Steaua keeper saved a shot by Samuel Eto’o, but Georgievski, who was running full speed towards his goal to mark Ashley Cole, sent the rebound into his own net for an unfortunate own goal.  When he was substituted, Georgievski received loud boos from the crowd and also has been getting hammered by Romanian newspapers for his play in the game.  In times like these, we will find about Daniel’s character in how he responds from a difficult situation. 

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The own goal by Georgievski (at 2:41):

https://youtube.com/watch?v=bThKxemCRdQ

UEFA Europa League, Group A, Swansea City – St. Gallen 1:0
Muhamed Demiri was an unused substitute for St. Gallen.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Astra – Brașov 3:0
Mirko Ivanovski started on the bench for Astra before he entered the game in the 66th minute replacing Sadat Bukari.  Ivanovski scored the second Astra goal in the 85th minute when he received the ball near the edge of the area before then reaching the back of the net with a sliding right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Video of the goal by Ivanovski (at 6:43):

https://youtube.com/watch?v=pge7W8KTCSw

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Malmö – Mjällby 1:0
Daniel Ivanovski played all 90 minutes for Mjällby who conceded the lone goal of the game in the 84th minute against the current leaders in the Swedish top division.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Gefle – Häcken 0:0
Leonard Zuta played the entire game for Häcken and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw against Gefle.

Turkey, Ziraat Türkiye Kupası, Denizlispor – Evrenseki 1:2
Bajram Fetai was not included in the 18 player squad by Denizlispor.

Denmark, DBU Pokalen, Lyngby – Viborg 1:0
Aleksandar Stankov was an unused substitute for Viborg who was eliminated from the Danish Cup with the narrow loss against Lyngby.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Arsenal Kyiv – Sevastopol 3:1
Besart Ibraimi was not among the 18 players called up by Sevastopol.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ermis – Kouklia 5:2
Armend Alimi started for Ermis in midfield and played until the 59th minute when he was replaced by Constantinos Samaras.

Czech Republic, Pohár České, České Budějovice – Příbram 0:0  (Příbram advanced 4:2 on penalties)
Zoran Danoski played the entire game for Příbram who needed penalties to down České Budějovice and reach the next round of the Czech Cup.  Danoski converted one of the four penalties for Příbram.

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