Jovan Kostovski scored his third goal of the season during today’s game between OH Leuven and Cercle Brugge.
Striker Jovan Kostovski started at center forward for OH Leuven and played all 90 minutes in Thursday’s home encounter against Cercle Brugge. Kostovski scored the opening goal in the 16th minute on a rebound opportunity for his third strike of the season. Earlier in the 12th minute, Kostovski had a good chance after a skillful move to create space, but his shot was saved by the Cercle Brugge keeper.
Meanwhile, also in earlier action Thursday in Belgium, Mechelen, the team of Tome Pachovski and Aleksandar Trajkovski, squared off on the road against Lierse. Mechelen, who was coming off an emphatic 5:2 win in the previous round, could not continue its momentum as they lost 0:3 to Lierse by conceding all three goals after the 74th minute. Pachovski played from the start in goal, while Aleksandar Trajkovski came off the bench in the 84th minute.
Ivan Trichkovski, the other Macedonian player based in the Belgian championship, is currently in action for Waasland-Beveren against Club Brugge, his club from last year that sent Ivan on loan for this season at Waasland-Beveren.
In other games involving Macedonian internationals on Thursday, Goran Popov of West Brom and Stefan Ristovski of Latina did not suit up for their respective teams. Even under the new West Brom manager, Popov was once again not included in the 18 player matchday squad in the 1:1 draw away to Tottenham, while Ristovski remained out with an injury in the 0:0 home draw against Cesena.