U18: Macedonia defeated twice by Serbia (Updated)

The Macedonian U18 national team was defeated away to Serbia on a two friendly matches played in the past several days.

photo by FSS: both teams stand up to the Macedonian anthem


The first match was played in Surdulica on 15th November. In an interesting match, Serbia had the control during the match and took the lead in the 30th minute with a goal by Mitar Ergelaš. After many changes in both squads, Jovan Đermanović scored another goal in the second half for final 2:0.

Radnik stadium in Surdulica Serbia
Serbia Serbia U18 – Macedonia Macedonia U18 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 30′ Mitar Ergelaš, 61′ Jovan Đermanović
Serbia: Mićović; Radmanovac (82′ Ignjatović), Stajić (82′ Stojiljković), Čestić (72′ Momčilović), Mitrović (62′ Balaž), Stojanović (62′ Đ. Jovanović), Đermanović (62′ Bijelović), Zukić (46′ Jočić), Savić (71′ V. Jovanović), Topić (82′ L. Ilić), Ergelaš (62′ Dedijer).
Macedonia: Andov; Jankulov, Stojanovski (46′ Nikolov), Dauti (78′ Aili), Mitrevski, Jonuzi, Maksimov (69′ Todorovski), Elezi (70′ Nikolovski), Hajdari (78′ Toshevski), Vosha, Tairi (70′ Dimovski).
Referee: Milan Mitić Serbia

For the second match both teams headed to the city Niš where they played on 17th November. The Serbian team was the better rival and won the match with the goals scored by Đermanović (who scored in the first match as well) and Savić during the second half.

Čair stadium in Niš Serbia
Serbia Serbia U18 – Macedonia Macedonia U18 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 52′ Jovan Đermanović, 69′ Dragoljub Savić
Serbia: S. Ilić; Momčilović (60′ L. Ilić), Stajić (46′ Ergelaš), Balaž, V. Jovanović (46′ Savić), Jočić, Bijelović (46′ Đermanović), Đ. Jovanović (60′ Čestić), Zukić (46′ Topić), Dedijer (60′ Mitrović), Ignjatović.
Macedonia: Andov; Jankulov (82′ Ristovski), Dauti, Mitrevski, Jonuzi (60′ Nikolov), Elezi (79′ Aili), Maksimov (60′ Nikolovski), Hajdari, Vosha (60′ Toshevski), Todorovski, Dimovski.
Referee: Dušan Miladinović Serbia

It is disappointing that the players of head coach Goran Stanikj failed to score in both matches.

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