Montenegro won the first of the two friendly matches despite the young Macedonians being the better opponent.
photo by Filip Zdraveski: moment into the second half
Macedonian U19 national team got defeated at home by their Montenegrin counterparts with a lone goal scored ten minutes before the break. A bad reaction in the back line caused Stanikj’s team to concede and later never managed to find an equalizer. Nikočević sent a cross from the left and Vukčević headed into Alchevski’s net.
The Lynx had few scoring opportunities, but their shots each time where going wide. Probably the best chance was Tasevski’s crossbar some fifteen minute before time.
Suhejlj’s free kick attempt:
The match was originally scheduled at the Petar Miloshevski stadium at FFM’s headquarters, but got moved.
Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Macedonia – Montenegro 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 35′ Ivan Vukčević
Macedonia: 12. Marko Alchevski, 2. George Jankulov, 3. Bojan Dimoski, 4. Ivan Nikolov (46′ 19. Arbi Vosha, 90′ 13. Andjelo Nikolovski), 5. Bozhidar Mitrevski, 9. David Toshevski, 10. Muharem Suhejlj, 15. Vane Tasevski (C), 16. Vlada Novevski (73′ 11. Kushtrim Tairi), 17. Dimitar Todorovski, 20. Ramin Alii (85′ 18. Metodi Maksimov).
Montenegro: 1. Sergej Joksimović; 2. Matija Drinčić, 3. Kenan Nikočević, 6. Novak Vuković, 8. Balša Dubljević (71′ 19. Đorđe Stešević), 9. Ivan Vukčević (71′ 7. Matija Račić), 10. Petar Vukčević (C), 13. Luka Todorović (52′ 18. Nikola Mudreša), 14. Abdel Osmanović, 15. Nikola Janjić (71′ 4. Veljko Radenović), 20. Ivan Bojović (86′ 17. Andrej Cvijović).
Yellow cards: Toshevski (Ma), Joksimović, Drinčić, Vuković, Vukčević, Osmanović (Mo)
Red cards: /
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski
The two teams will meet again on Thursday with a kick-off this time at 11.00 CET. That match was also scheduled to take place at Petar Miloshevski stadium, but the venue may be changed to Boris Trajkovski again.