The young Macedonians got some revenge on their Swedish counterparts by winning the second friendly 3:2.
In a game involving five goals, the Macedonian U19 national team celebrated a 3:2 win over Sweden. After Tuesday’s 1:0 defeat, which included a late penalty miss by Macedonia, today the young Lynx converted their chances to score three goals.
Macedonia opened the scoring early in the game through a converted penalty. After missing his spot kick on Tuesday, captain Petar Petkovski let Stefan Jevtoski of Metalurg take it. Jevtoski converted for a 1:0 lead. The visitors didn’t wait long to equalize as Adnan Nikolić made it 1:1. That was the score at halftime.
After the break, Macedonia once again took the lead through Nehar Sadiki. Sweden proved resilient in this back and forth game by then equalizing moments later when Adi Terzić got the better off goalkeeper Bobi Celeski.
The game winner was scored by central defender Shaip Tela following a free kick in stoppage time of the 90th minute.
The U19 manager, Goran Stanikj, was satisfied with the win and said the following: “We played a great game. We controlled things the entire match, we were good in attack and we managed to convert our chances by scoring three goals. I am especially pleased with the approach of the player. After the unlucky goal that made it 2:2, we never surrendered as we kept on pushing and were rewarded with a winner.”
Petar Miloshevski training center in Skopje
Macedonia U19 – Sweden U19 3:2 (1:1)
Goalscorers: 11′ (pen) Stefan Jevtoski, 50′ Nehar Sadiki, 90’+2 Shaip Tela – 28′ Marko Nikolić, 54′ Adi Terzić
Macedonia: Bobi Celeski; Sabahudin Alomerovikj, Stefan Jevtoski, Shaip Tela, Slobodan Bocevski; Nehar Sadiki, Matej Cvetanovski (90’+3 Martin Hristov), Davor Zdravkovski, Sashe Shoposki (Remzifaik Selmani), Petar Petkovski (C); Valentin Kochoski.
Sweden: Oscar Linnér; Johan Brannefalk, Adi Terzić (68′ Anton Maikkula), Alexander Leksell (C), Kevin Deeromram; Gustav Berggren, Erik Andersson (46′ Christian Rubio Sivodedov), Adnan Marić, Jacob Ortmark; Tshutshu Wa Tshakasua (74′ Gustaf Nilsson), Marko Nikolić (81′ Jordan Larsson).
Yellow cards: Petkovski (M), Leksell, Adnan Marić, Berggren, Nilsson (S)
Red cards: /