1.MFL overview of Round 26 (Video)

Second in a row midweek round in the Macedonian top flight. Shkendija defeated Akademija Pandev away, Vardar slipped against Pobeda, top goalscorer Vlatko Stojanovski this time drowned Shkupi, while the matches Rabotnichki – Belasica and Sileks – Makedonija GjP ended in draws.

photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: Musliu and teammates celebrate the goal

The most promising match this midweek round took place in Strumica between third-placed Akademija Pandev and leaders Shkendija. The hosts had to play without their two best players as winger Ljupcho Doriev got injured while defensive midfielder Gjorgi Stoilov is out due to a yellow card suspension.

Central defender Visar Musliu happened to be the one who decided the winner. The national team player headed home after half an hour of play.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Akademija Pandev – Shkedija : (0:1)
Goals: 30′ Visar Musliu
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

Makedonija GjP continued the good form and had the lead in Kratovo. They could have won if it wasn’t for the converted penalty kick.

Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Makedonija GjP 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 66′ (pen) Darko Aleksovski – 41′ Hristijan Kirovski
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)

Fourth game in a row Rabotnichki cant win, Even the manager change did not bring the club back winning. Belasica won a valuable point here, they even took the lead but their joy lasted only four minutes.

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Belasica 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 55′ Nikolche Sharkoski – 51′ Hristijan Denkovski
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)

Vardar disappointed against bottom-placed Pobeda by playing a goalless draw. Pobeda had couple of good scoring chances in the opening half, while Vardar could score a winner after the break.

Atina Bojadji stadium in Ohrid
Pobeda – Vardar 0:0
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)

Renova took the points against Shkupi thanks to a lone goal. It was scored by else than current league top goalscorer Vlatko Stojanovski in the last moments prior to the break. He has now 14 goals scorer this season.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Shkupi 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 45′ Vlatko Stojanovski
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovsi (Skopje)

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