U19: Macedonia – Poland 1:1

Macedonian U19 national team drew 1:1 against Poland in a friendly match played today in Skopje.

U19 national team led by Mario Vujovikj (actually U18, will be U19 next season) faced Polish counterparts in a friendly match played today in Skopje. The visitors were closer to the win but it eventually ended 1:1. Oskar Zawada opened the scoreline in 50th minute to give his side a 0:1 lead, but Sulejmanov equalized two minutes later when he successfully converted a penalty shot. In the dying minutes of the match Zawada had a chance to give his team the win but his shot from the penalty spot was saved by keeper Djordjev.

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Macedonia played the match with the following line-up: Dushan Djordjev – Nikola Risteski (87′ Kostadin Zajkov), Sabahudin Alomerovikj, Todor Nikolovski (60′ Besart Krivanjeva), Antonio Ilieski – Boris Dobrikj, Benjamin Demir (83′ Boban Georgiev), Konstantin Cheshmendjiev (85′ Blagojche Spirkoski), Petar Petkovski (90′ Dimitar Mitkov) – Tauljant Sulejmanov, Mihajlo Jakimovski (65′ Tihomir Kostadinov).

“An interesting match with an exceptionally strong opponent. Poland has excellent footballers in youth categories. They also had a penalty and chance for win at the end of the match. The rainy weather caused us some ball control problems. These are young boys and matches such as this one are a great way to correct some mistakes. There is a lot of work ahead of them. To sum up, I am satisfied with the result” said coach Mario Vujovikj after the match.

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