Round 24: Pobeda collects a surprising win (Video)

In round 24 of the Macedonian top tier Vardar collected a win against Renova, Akademija Pandev and Pelister shared the points, Shkendija won against Sileks, while Pobeda grabbed three points against out of form Rabotnichki.

photo by FK Rabotnichki: Sergio da Luz (blue) and Luka Trajkoski


In a game in Tetovo Shkendija was the host against Sileks. After just 16 minutes Enis Fazlagikj, who is part of the Macedonian U19 national team, scored the opener, what would also be the lone goal. Shkendija seems to be unstoppable this season in Macedonia. Even though actually the team is without their best player Ferhan Hasani the other teams are not able to compete against the team from Tetovo.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Sileks 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 16′ Enis Fazlagikj
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

After the disappointing draw last round against FK Skopje, this time Vardar was able to grab three points. It was in the 23th minute when winger Dejan Blazhevski netted the lone goal of this game. The assist came from Russian international Maksimov. Like in the last round Vardar again played with the best players. It didn’t change much against Skopje, but now Vardar returned to the wins.

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Vardar – Renova 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 23′ Dejan Blazhevski
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

In another game of this round Akademija Pandev played their home game against Pelister in Turnovo. The hosts opened the score shortly after the half-time break with a funny own goal by Aleksandar Ristevski. In the third minute of stoppage time Pelister netted an equalizer. The visitors had a free-kick which was taken by left-back Milenkovski. Akademija Pandev wasn’t able to clear and central back Aleksandar Ristevski netted with a right-footed shot from close range.

Pelister’s own goal:

Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Pelister 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 48′ (og) Filip Milenkovski – 90’+3 Aleksandar Ristevski
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

The last game today was played between Pobeda and Rabotnichki. Rabotnichki had more of the game, tried to score during the whole game, but in the end Pobeda won thanks to goals in the 82nd and 4th minute of stoppage time. First Loga scored with a shot from the distance after he was set up by Danoski, later Filip Najdovski won a duel end netted with a right-footed shot. Very disappointing for Rabotnichki, a team that has a quality squad, nevertheless isn’t able to start a series of wins. On the other side, this are three big points for Pobeda in the fight against relegation. Pobeda even played with 10 men since the 23rd minute when Blagoja Geshoski was sent off. In the 63rd minute the teams got leveled on field as Sebastián Herrera Cardona collected a second yellow card.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Pobeda – Rabotnichki 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 81′ Aljtin Loga, 90’+4 Filip Najdovski
Red cards: 23′ Blagoja Geshoski (P), 63′ Sebastián Herrera Cardona (R)
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)

The last game of this round between Shkupi and Skopje will be played tomorrow in Gostivar.

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