Defeat by the home nation in the second round of the friendly tournament in Eastern Turkey. The young Lynx lost despite quickly coming back from an own goal.
photo by TFF: moment of the game
The home team of Turkey took the lead after thirteen minutes of play thanks to an unlucky own goal by the Macedonians. It is not quite clear who scored the own goal as the Turkish match report lists Stefan Naumchevski, while the web site of FFM reported Jamie Perchevski. Due to the fact that the Turkish match report is by far more detailed, we have decided to accept their info.
The young Macedonians quickly managed to equalize through Darko Churlinov who scored a beautiful goal, according to FFM. In the second half it was the home played who managed to add a game winning goal and celebrate.
Previously Turkey lost by Georgia with 4:1 so the winners of this friendly tournament will be decided in the final match. Macedonia now faces and Georgia and can claim the first place by winning with more than one goal margin.
Yüksek İrtifa Kamp Merkezi Palandöken in Erzurum
Turkey – Macedonia 2:1 (1:1)
Goals: 13′ (og) Stefan Naumchevski, 55′ Şahan Akyüz – 21′ Darko Churlinov
Turkey: Berke Özer; Ozan Kabak, Recep Gül (46′ Fatih Bektaş), Hasan Ali Adıgüzel (46′ Berkin Taşkın), Emirhan Civelek, Şahan Akyüz, Abdussamed Karnuçu (72′ Ömer Çakı), Behlül Aydın (65′ Egehan Gök), Sefa Akgün, Ali Yavuz Kol, Berkay Görmez (46′ Enes İslam İlkin).
Macedonia: Metodija Velkovski; Borjan Panovski (64′ Besir Ramadani), Filip Aleksovski (46′ Kristijan Dodevksi), Stefan Simonovski, Jamie Perchevski, Stefan Naumchevski (18′ Besnik Ferati), Ensar Ljuma (60′ David Toshevski), Darko Churlinov, Bojan Kolevski, Enis Fazlagikj, Mario Naumoski (60′ Kire Trpchevski).
Referee: Ramazan Keleş