1.MFL overview of Round 16 (Video)

Vardar won after three winless rounds by celebrating over Sileks thanks to a penalty goal, Rabotnichki demolished Makedonija GjP, Shkendija got a revenge over Pobeda, Shkupi beat Belasica with deep injury time goal, while Renova and Akademija Pandev shared the points.

photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: Egzon Bejtulai celebrates his goal

Leaders Shkendija face their nightmare opponent this season, Pobeda. The Prilep team so far managed to beat the holders twice in the first league encounter as well as in the first leg of the cup quarter-finals, both road wins.

This time Shkendija had their revenge. Defender Bejtulai broke Pobeda’s defense in the 74th minute with a header after a corner kick, while two minutes from time Emini cemented the win.

Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Pobeda – Shkendija 0:2 (0:0)
Goals: 74′ Egzon Bejtulai, 88′ Izair Emini
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

After three winless rounds Vardar finally won a game. Their victim was bottom-placed Sileks who lost at home thanks to the lone goal by Micevski scored from the spot early in the 10th minute.

Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Vardar 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 10′ (pen) Darko Micevski
Red cards: 72′ Willian Lira Sousa (V)
Referee: Stojanche Stojanov (Shtip)

A relegation struggling derby was played in Skopje between Shkupi and Belasica. Despite the fact that the visitors fielded almost a reserve team, the home team need a deep injury time goal to take the points. It was Austrian defender Tipurić that brought eruption among the home fans.

Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Belasica 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 90’+4 Toni Tipurić
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)

The Lions starter better away to Rabotnichki and had several chances forcing Bozhinovski to make few changes. Also, Robson hit the crossbar in the 13th minute. However, at half an hour Rabotnichki scored twice in less than two minutes. Petar Petkovski fired a shot from around 25 meters, Kristijan Filipovski tried to block it but only managed to make it worse as the ball went over his keeper. Just a minute later Petkovski sent a cross into the visiting box where Filip Mishevski headed the ball behind Stojan Dimovski giving the Reds a 2:0 lead.

Ten minutes after the break Filip Petkovski put an end to the Lion’s hopes of getting anything from this road game after Sharkoski unselfishly assisted to him. Fifteen minutes later visiting substitute Ademi scored a great goal but it happened to be only a consolation goal. Later Rabotnichki added two more goals of which one was a beautiful free kick goal by Colombian international Herrera.

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Makedonija GjP 5:1 (2:0)
Goals: 29′, 90’+1 Petar Petkovski, 30′ (og) Filip Mishevski, 55′ Filip Petkovski, 82′ Sebastián Herrera Cordoba – 70′ Ilirid Ademi
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

Renova and Akademija Pandev shared the points in a match where both scored once. The visitors took the lead through Kostov in the 27th minute, while Renova equalized twelve minutes later.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Akademija Pandev 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: 39′ Vlatko Stojanovski – 27′ Stefan Kostov
Red cards: 87′ Tomislav Iliev (AP)
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)

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