Macedonian Cup - Round of 16, first legs

Macedonian Cup – Round of 16, first legs

Macedonian Cup - Round of 16, first legsOf the six games played today, the home team won on four occasions with the only exceptions being Rabotnicki who played a goalless draw against Metalurg while Sileks settled for a 2:2 draw against Teteks.

Rabotnicki was hurt by the fact that defender Goran Bogdanović received a straight red card just before halftime for a bad foul.  Therefore, Rabotnicki should be satisfied with the result considering they played with 10 men in the 2nd half.  They did not concede a goal and with the importance of away goals, Rabotnicki can put added pressure on Metalurg in the return leg by scoring an early goal.

All the first league teams who were drawn against second division sides recorded victories.  11 Oktomvri rolled to an easy 4:0 victory over Skopje, Horizont Turnovo barely got past Pelister 1:0  thanks to an own goal by Pelister defender Hristijan Dragarski in the 23rd minute, while Napredok celebrated a convincing 3:1 victory over Miravci.

From the other two matches that involved all first division sides, Sileks drew 2:2 against Teteks.  The Kratovo based club twice had the lead but Teteks came back both times to score the equalizing goal.  Meanwhile, in Tetovo, Shkendija needed two 2nd half goals to defeat Bregalnica.  Captain Nebi Mustafi opened the scoring in the 52nd minute from a penalty before Ferhan Hasani added another goal for Shkendija in the 73rd minute.

Complete Results from today’s matches of the Macedonian Cup Round of 16:

11 Oktomvri – Skopje 4:0
5′ Danailov, 18′ Acevski, 26′ Gesovski, 55′ Mojsovski

Horizont Turnovo – Pelister 1:0
23′ Dragarski (own goal)

Rabotnicki – Metalurg 0:0

Sileks – Teteks 2:2
16′ Nacevski, 47′ Markov – 45′ Urošević, 70′ Kleckarovski

Shkendija – Bregalnica 2:0
52′ Mustafi (pen), 73′ Hasani

Napredok – Miravci 3:1
23′ Zekiri, 39′ Vrencovski, 46′ Cvetanoski – 59′ Sterjov

Keep in mind that Vardar plays Tikves tomorrow at 18:30 CET to conclude the first legs of this round of the Macedonian Cup.  In the other game played yesterday, Gostivar notched a minimal 1:0 road victory over Renova.  The return legs will be played in two weeks time on 28 September 2011.

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