The Macedonian U21 national team was defeated on the friendly match that was played in Kostrena, near Rijeka in Croatia. As expected, Croatia U21 were better and won with 2:1.
After boring first 30 minutes, Croatia had a corner kick from the right side. Palic took the corner and Krizman sent a nice volley shot which the goalkeeper Naumovski wasn't able to save and Croatia took the 1:0.
Croatia continued attacking, but failed to convert their chances in to goals. In the 77th minute, Macedonia created the only serious chance on this match and Dragan Georgiev managed to score after a counter attack.
But only two minutes later, Smrekar used a mess in Macedonian box and put the ball in our net for the final 2:1.
Macedonia played with the following squad:
Naumovski (67. Vrteski), Georgievski, Lazevski (46. Najdoski), Pavlov, Blazeski, Lostovski, Ivanovski, Stojkov (82. Simovski), Fazlji (63. Giorgiev), Simovski (46. Šabani), Ibrahimi (82. Nestorovski).