Macedonian international performances (12-15.04.2019)

Ivan Trichkovski, Ilija Nestorovski, Elif Elmas, Arijan Ademi and Nikola Jakimovski scored one goal each with Elif’s being in the big Turkish derby against Galatasaray, while Aleksandar Isaevski and Stefan Ristovski assisted.

photo by Fenerbahçe SK: Elmas celebrates his goal

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Slavia – Dunav Ruse 3:5
In a match that involved three Macedonian players and eight goals, Aleksandar Isaevski‘s Dunav Ruse came out as winner against Darko Tasevski and Stefan Ashkovski‘s Slavia. Isaevski played the full game as left back and also made a contribution to the victory as he assisted one of the goals to give Dunav Ruse a 2:4 lead. For the hosts, Tasevski also played the entire match, while Ashkovski entered the game in the 57th minute.

Isaevski’s assist (at 4:44):

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Septemvri – Lokomotiv 1:0
Darko Glishikj started the game at Septemvri’s bench and entered the field in the 62nd minute. The 1:0 score was already set by the time Glishikj entered the game, and the goal was scored by a former PMFL player Suad Sahiti.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Istra – Dinamo 0:4
Arijan Ademi played the full game for Dinamo and scored the opening goal of the game in the 20th minute. Dinamo went on to score 3 more goals for a dominant away win over Istra. For the hosts, Agron Rufati played the full match in the central defense.

Ademi’s goal (at 0:50):

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Hajduk 0:1
Mirko Ivanovski spent the entire game on Hajduk’s bench.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Osijek – Rudeš 2:0
Muzafer Ejupi started the match on Osijek’s bench and entered the game in the 62nd minute to play the remaining half hour. The 2 goals were already set by the time Ejupi entered the pitch and the score remained unchanged.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Rijeka – Inter 7:0
Milan Ristovski watched from the bench as his Rijeka demolished Inter with 7:0. His teammate Darko Velkovski was once again sidelined due to an injury.

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, AEL – AEK 2:3
Ivan Trichkovski scored yet another goal for AEK to become the best scorer of all times for his club. His teammate Daniel Mojsov was not in the squad this round, while Davor Zdravkovski played the first 56 minutes for the hosts.

Trichkovski’s goal (at 0:40):

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta, Alki – Paphos 2:3
Dushko Trajchevski played the 90 minutes for Alki.

England, Championship, Leeds United – Sheffield Wednesday 1:0
Ezgjan Alioski played yet another full game for Leeds United as left back in their victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, KPV – RoPS 0:1
Filip Ivanovski made his debut for his new club KPV, as he was given the last 10 minutes of the match. He only had a short time to score past the opposing keeper Damjan Shishkovski who played the whole match for the winning team.


Greece, Souroti Soúper Lígka, Larissa – Paok 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski played the whole match for the hosts and scored the only goal for his side. Davor Taleski was not included in the matchday squad.

Jakimovski’s goal (at 0:40):

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Mezőkövesd – Ferencváros 1:2
Stefan Spirovski is still out with an injury.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Vidi – Újpest 2:1
Boban Nikolov‘s team was better than Kire Ristevski‘s in another Macedonian matchup in Hungary. Nikolov played the final 10 minutes of the game, while Ristevski played the whole match for his side.

Israel, Ligat Winner, Hapoel Haifa – Hapoel Ra’anana 0:2
Risto Mitrevski played the whole match for the hosts and was shown a yellow card.

Italy, Serie A, Sampdoria – Genoa 2:0
Goran Pandev played the whole match for his team, but they were defeated in the Derby della Lanterna. Goran twice tried to win a penalty, but on both occasion it was so obvious that he is acting that the referee didn’t even need to use VAR. In the 60th minute, after his second attempt, he gesticulated towards the referee and was awarded a yellow card and since it’s his fifth this season he will have to serve a suspension next round.

Italy, Serie B, Benevento – Palermo 1:2
Very important win for Palermo over their promotion rivals. Aleksandar Trajkovski remained on the bench while Ilija Nestorovski played 79 minutes and scored the first goal of the game three minutes before the break.

Nestorovski’s goal (at 2:10):

Netherlands, Eredivisie, Ajax – Excelsior 6:2
Denis Mahmudov remained on the bench for the visiting side.

Netherlands, Erste Divisie, Dordrecht – Maastricht 1:1
Antonio Stankov played the whole match for the hosts. They had a 1:0 lead throughout whole match but conceded a goal in the dying moments.

Stankov in action during the game; photo: FC Dordrecht

Portugal, Liga NOS, Aves – Sporting 1:3
Stefan Ristovski assisted to Fernandes with a great cross in the 84th minute for setting the final score and a victory for Sporting away to Aves, despite playing with 10 men after having their goalkeeper sent off early in the match.

Ristovski’s assist (at 3:33):

Romania, Liga I Betano, Concordia – Dunărea 3:0
Filip Gligorov played the whole match for Dunărea, but wasn’t able to help his team avoid the defeat.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Voluntari – Gaz Metan 1:2
Mite Cikarski played the full 90 minutes for Gaz Metan Medias and celebrated a win away to Voluntari.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Botoșani – Hermannstadt 1:0
Besart Abdurahimi wasn’t included in the away team’s squad.

Romania, Liga I Betano, Sepsi – Astra 0:1
Marko Simonovski is still out injured.

Saudi Arabia, Dawri Al-Muhtarifin Al-Saudia, Al-Hazem – Al-Ra’ed 1:0
Ferhan Hasani was in the starting lineup for Al-Ra’ed and played until the 87th minute.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Radnik – Bačka 1:1
Zoran Danoski wasn’t included in Radnik’s squad.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Crvena zvezda – Radnički 3:0
Aleksandar Todorovski played the full match for Radnički away to Crvena zvezda. This was only the second defeat for his team with their first being early in the Round 2 by the same opponent.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Voždovac – Zemun 2:2
Milosh Tosheski was in the starting lineup for Zemun and played until the 76th minute.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Žilina – Slovan 0:3
Enis Fazlagikj is still out with the injury.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Ružomberok – Zemplín 1:0
Tihomir Kostadinov entered the field for Ružomberok in the 61st minute replacing Matúš Kmeť while his teammate Yani Urdinov didn’t play.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, Železiarne – Spartak 0:0
Kire Markoski played entire match for Spartak.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, Trenčín – ViON 1:0
Tomche Grozdanovski started in midfield for ViON and played till 90th minute when he was substituted by Oliver Práznovský.

Spain, Primera División, Valencia – Levante 3:1
Enis Bardhi came in for Levante in the 77th minute of the game substituting Rubén Rochina.

Spain, Primera División, Athletic – Rayo Vallecano 3:2
Again Stole Dimitrievski was Rayo’s second goalkeeper at this game. And again his rival keeper saved a penalty kick.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Kalmar – Norrköping 2:2
David Mitov Nilsson was Norköping’s reserve goalkeeper at this match.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Basel – Grasshoppers 0:0
Due to injury Nikola Gjorgjev wasn’t part of Grasshoppers squad at this game.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Konyaspor – Sivasspor 1:1
Leonard Zhuta played whole match for Konyaspor while his teammate Adis Jahovic played until 64th minute when Malian international Mustapha Yatabaré replaced him.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Fenerbahçe – Galatasaray 1:1
Elif Elmas played full game for Fenerbahçe and he scored the equalizer in the 71st minute of the game. It was his second goal this season in the Turkish championship.

Ukraine, Prem’yer-liha playout, Arsenal – Vorskla 1:0
Stefan Jevtoski didn’t play for Arsenal due to injury.

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