Second defeat for the title holders as the crumbled in the last minutes in Tetovo.
The first half was very tight with only few shot towards both goals. The most serious came in the 30th minute when visiting captain Milovan Petrovikj fired a shot from 5 meters but Saljadin Mustafi made a perfect safe preventing the holders to take the lead. The second half was more interesting as goals started to came. In the 56th minute Besmir Bojku tripped Antonio Bujchevski in the box resulting with a penalty for Renova. Izair Emini was confident and opened the score. But, just as Rabotnichki started from the center, Goran Siljanovski was brought down by Fisnik Nuhi and won a penalty which was converted by Marjan Altiparmakovski. The winning goal was scored a minute before the end when Fisnik Nuri’s shot hit the bar, the ball came to antonio Bujchevski who scored from close range.
Renova recorded the first win this season, while the League and Cup holders Rabotnichki suffered the second defeat. All the other games from this round are scheduled for tomorrow.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Rabotnichki 2:1 (0:0)
Goalscorers: 56′ Emini, 89′ Bujchevski – 57′ Altiparmakovski
Renova: Mustafi; Memedi (c), Asani, Mishkovski, M. Neziri; Velija (70′ Skenderi), Tairi (38′ Gafuri), Nuhi, Mojsov; Emini (80′ Redjepi), Bujchevski.
Rabotnichki: Shishkovski; Milushev, Ilievski, Velkovski, Siljanovski; Petrovikj (c), Bojku, Vujčić (77′ Trajchevski), Todorovski (86′ Cikarski); Altiparmakovski (64′ Markoski), Anene.
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)
Yellow cards: Mojsov, Emini, Gafuri, Bujchevski, Skenderi (Re), Bojku, Todorovski (Ra)
Red cards: /