UCL and UEL internationals performances

Many clubs featuring Macedonian internationals took part in the Champions League and Europa League qualifications the past few days.  Most of the players did play, but none managed to score a goal.

photo by AEK Larnaca: Trichko during the game

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UEFA Champions League 1QR, Armenia Ararat – Sweden AIK 2:1
Defender Aleksandar Damchevski remained at the bench as his Armenian team surprised the Swedish champion.

UEFA Champions League 1QR, Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo – Scotland Celtic 1:3
Krste Velkoski captained the Bosnian champions throughout the entire match and picked up yellow card in the 32nd minute. Despite taking the lead, his team fail to grab a positive result at home and is now facing a highly probable elimination.

UEFA Champions League 1QR, Wales The New Saints – Kosovo Feronikelli 2:2
Besmir Bojku started for the visitors and played until the 68th minute when midfielder Argjend Malaj took his place. At that moment his team was 2:0 down and managed to equalize with two last minute goals. Feronikelli is lead but coach Zekirija Ramadan, the former defender of Sloga Jugomagnat during its golden years.

UEFA Champions League 1QR, Albania Partizani – Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0:0
Defender Egzon Belica played the entire match for the home side that kept a clean sheet.

UEFA Champions League 1QR, Hungary Ferencváros – Bulgaria Ludogorets 2:1
Stefan Spirovski is back in training but is still not ready to play so the Hungarian champion didn’t even put him on the UEFA list.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Armenia Pyunik – Macedonia Shkupi 3:3
Antonio Stankov played the full 90 minutes in this goals galore match against his Macedonian counterparts from Shkupi. Next week Stankov will visit Skopje for the return leg.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Latvia Ventspils – Albania Teuta 3:0
Blagoja Todoriovski started for Teuta and played until the 85th minute when Darko Nikač took his place. It was 2:0 at the time. His teammate Bobi Celeski remained on the bench as reserve keeper.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Cyprus AEK – Romania Petroclub 1:0
Both Ivan Trichkovski and Daniel Mojsov started for AEK. Trichko captained his team for the entire match and picked up a yellow card in the 52nd minute, while Mojsov was substituted by midfielder Nacho Cases five minutes from time. Their team won thanks to an early free kick goal.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Estonia Flora – Serbia Radnički 2:0
For full 90 minutes Aleksandar Todorovski captained his side to a surprising defeat in Estonia. He got booked in the fourth injury minute.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Azerbaijan Səbail – Romania U Craiova 2:3
Keeper Daniel Bozhinovski was between the posts for his new team Səbail but could not help his team avoid defeat against the Romanian visitors.

Highlights:

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Malta Balzan – Slovenia Domžale 3:4
Another keeper in Kristijan Naumovski featured and conceded many goals. His Maltese side did score three times, but Kiko had to take the ball out of his net four times.

Naumovski concedes a penalty goal by Senijad Ibričić; photo: NK Domžale

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Slovakia Ružomberok – Bulgaria Levski 0:2
Tihomir Kostadinov played the entire game for the Slovaks as they got defeated at home.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Hungary Debrecen – Albania Kukësi 3:0
Both Ardian Cuculi and Tome Kitanovski were full time part of the visiting defense and both got booked: Cuculi in the 39th minute, while Tome in the 4th minute of the stoppage time. Their teammate Edis Malikji remained at the bench.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Montenegro Zeta – Hungary Fehérvár 1:5
Boban Nikolov played the entire match as his team smashed the Montenegrin hosts. Boban picked up a yellow card in the 64th minute.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Scotland Aberdeen – Finland RoPS 2:1
Keeper Damjan Shishkovski watched the game from the visiting bench.

UEFA Europa League 1QR, Ireland St Patrick’s Athletic – Sweden Norrköping 0:2
David Mitov Nilsson was another keeper that served as back up at the bench. His team won.

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