Shkendija is one step closer to the title, Vardar closer to relegation, while Rabotnichki failed to beat Europa Conference League rival Makedonija GjP.
photo by FK Rabotnichki Skopje: the Stankovski brothers celebrate on of the goals
Shkendija today celebrated a comfortable road win against dead last Belasica in which Albanian international Hebaj scored a brace. The Red&Blacks were hoping that Borec would beat runners-up Shkupi so that they could celebrate the title today, but that did not happened so will have to wait one more round.
Blagoj Istatov stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Shkendioja 0:3 (0:2)
Goals: 26′, 54′ Rubin Habaj, 41′ Valmir Nafiu
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)
Shkupi scored a late goal to beat Borec away and deny Shkendija an early clinching of the title.
Zoran Paunov stadium in Veles
Borec – Shkupi 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: 79′ Bianor
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)
Very entertaining match took place between third place rivals Rabotnichki and Makedonija GjP. The hosts had to win in order to remain in battle for the last spot that leads into newly formed Europa Conference League, but the Lions were twice taking the lead with great goals by their Brazilian footballers, while the hosts were quickly equalizing through the Stankovski brothers. The red card in the 2nd half after a naive tackle by Maksimov destroyed Rabotnichki the chances for a win.
National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Makedonija GjP 2:2 (2:2)
Goals: 10′ Luka Stankovski, 30′ Mario Stankovski – 7′ Robson da Silva, 17′ Fernando Augusto
Red cards: 65′ Metodi Maksimov (R)
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)
Vardar recorded another defeat that sent them into the relegation zone. Their former coach Aleksandar Vasoski, now at Akademija Pandev, gave no chance to his former players.
Pandev stadium in Strumica
Akademija Pandev – Vardar 3:0 (3:0)
Goals: 14′ (pen) Marjan Radeski, 28′ Mario Krstovski, 35′ (pen) Gjorgi Stoilov
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Struga got closer to the 3rd place after smashing Pelister with three goals in the second half. Struga now goes to a direct clash with Makedonija GjP the very next round.
Gradska Plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Pelister 3:0 (0:0)
Goals: 56′ Emir Skenderi, 82′ Marjan Altiparmakovski, 87′ (pen) Flamur Tairi
Referee: Nderim Tefiku (Kumanovo)
In the match that opened this round on Saturday, Renova recorded important win that took them out of the red zone at the expense of Vardar.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renoav – Sileks 2:1 (2:0)
Goals: 12′ Shefit Shefiti, 38′ Fatjon Jusufi – 90′ Ivan Galevski
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)