Macedonian First League – Round 19

alt Second part of the season started, we have seen 4 matches and have the initial impressions.

Vardar and Milano opened the second part this Saturday, both teams with fully changed squads comparing to the first half. Vardar led by Makedonija GP’s former coach Ilco Gjorgjioski celebrated a 2-0 victory with the goals scored by former ‘lions’ Milan Ilievski and Fahrudin Gjurgjevik. The first goal was scored towards the end of the first half, while the second towards the end of the second.

Metalurg started with victory as well, away from home beating Pobeda 0-1. Blaze Ilijoski scored the only goal of the match in the 13th minute following one corner kick taken by Krstev. Ilijoski was the fastest to react and put his team into lead. Metalurg since the lead controlled the match fairly good and even had the chance to double the lead and seal the victory 15 minutes before the final whistle when Jovan Kostovski ruined an excellent opportunity. Pobeda had their own chances, but failed to score a goal and it was obvious that the winter preparations for them did not went as good as they had wished.

Sileks was superior to Turnovo Horizont and never put their victory into question scoring 3 goals and letting 0 in their net. Trajcev in the first half scored the opener, while their new player Amir Durić from Bosnia and Herzegovina had a debut to remember scoring 2 goals in the second half.

Significantly stronger Teteks hosted Pelister in a match they expected to win and dominate. They did dominated, especially in the first half, but failed to win. Despite their 1-0 lead in the first half, Pelister turned things around in the second. Lazar Iliev, Pelister’s new player scored the equalizing goal a minute after he entered the match and Nikola Petkovski scored a beautiful goal from a free kick for 3 points for the team from Bitola.

Vardar – Milano 2:0 (1:0)
45′ Ilievski, 89′ Gjurgjevik

Pobeda – Metalurg 0:1 (0:1)
13′ Ilijoski

Sileks – Turnovo Horizont 3:0 (1:0)
25′ Trajcev, 48′, 65′ Durić

Teteks – Pelister 1:2 (1:0)
41′ Jovanovski – 60′ Iliev, 80′ Petkovski 

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