1.MFL overview of Round 28 (Video)

No winner at the derby between Vardar and Shkendija, the Cup finalists also shared the points, Shkupi celebrated after five games, Rabotnichki won at Renova, while relegation destined Belasica and Pobeda played a draw.

photo by FK Vardar Skopje: Stênio Júnior fouls Kristijan Toshevski during the derby


In the derby between the best two teams in the league and title rivals, both sides disappointed by playing a goalless draw. Each team dominated in one half. Shkendija was better before, while Vardar after the break. Both had scoring chances but at the end none found the back of the net. Probably this was Vardar’s last chance to come close to the leaders, but failed. The difference between the two remains huge 12 points.

Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Shkendija 0:0
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

This season’s Cup finalists faced each other in a league match. The Academy took the lead with a last moment first half goal by Milovanovikj, while the Lions earned the point half way through the second half thanks to Filipovski

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Akademija Pandev 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 65′ Kristijan Filipovski – 45′ Daniel Milovanovikj
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)

The two teams stuck in the relegation zone had a chance with a win to recover some hope of salvation. After a goalless opening 45 minutes it was Pobeda who took the lead which didn’t last long as the hosts equalized. Sharing the points just made the situation worse for both.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Pobeda 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 73′ Dushan Savic – 61′ Yannick Makota
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)

After five defeats in a row eventually Shkupi celebrated a win. They defeated relegation struggling Sileks with two goals scored before the break. The visitors got back in game just minutes into the second half, but later failed to find an equalizer. The Pigeons are now back in game for the fourth place.

Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Sileks 2:1 (2:0)
Goals: 33′ Rron Broja, 40′ Muharem Suhejlj – 51′ Filip Duranski
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

Seems like Rabotnichki finally found its form. Fourth undefeated game and second win in a row. Renova was their victim today. Bulgarian international Viyachki broke the dead lock bringing the Reds a lead in the 63rd minute. Renova equalized eleven minutes later but shortly after Peev added a winner. Important win for Rabotnichki against the direct rival for the fourth place that may lead into the Europa League qualifiers.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Rabotnichki 1:2 (0:0)
Goals: 74′ Ermedin Adem – 63′ Emil Viyachki, 77′ Oliver Peev
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

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