Macedonian internationals performances (10-13.07.2020)

Milan Ristovski had a goal and an assist in Slovakia, while Adis Jahovic, Enis Bardhi, Goran Pandev and Besard Shabovic netted one goal apiece for their respective team.

photo by Gallo Images: Goran Pandev celebrates after his goal

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Kukësi – Teuta 3:0
Edis Malikji played the full 90 minutes for the home side, while Blagoja Todorovski made the start for the visitors and lasted 63 minutes on the field. As usual, his teammate Bobi Celeski served once again as the backup goalkeeper for Teuta in this encounter.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Partizani – Tirana 1:1
Egzon Belica played the entire match for Partizani, while his teammate Besnik Ferati did not get summoned for this round.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skënderbeu – Vllaznia 2:1
Artim Polozhani and Agon Elezi both played the entire match for the hosts, as did Mevlan Adili for the visitors, whereas Vllaznia’s Andreja Efremov and Filip Gligorov did not get to play.

Armenia, Armenian Cup, Noah – Ararat-Armenia 5:5 (7:6 p.s.o.)
Aleksandar Damchevski watched from the bench as his club lost the final in the Armenian Cup against Noah. The game ended 4:4 after the regular 90 minutes, then it went on to finish 5:5 after the extra time and proceeded to penalty shoot-out. After 9 rounds of penalties, Noah eventually won the cup by 7:6, leaving Damchevski with no chances of collecting both trophies this season.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Dunav – Tsarsko Selo 1:0
Left back Aleksandar Isaevski made the start for Dunav and played for 85 minutes. The lone goal was scored in the final minutes of the match, right after Isaevski’s substitution.

Bulgaria, Parva Liga, Slavia – Ludogorets 3:1
Darko Tasevski remains out of the squad for Slavia due to his longterm injury.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Dinamo – Hajduk 2:3
Arijan Ademi was all minutes in midfield as his team Dinamo suffered a loss against Hajduk.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Osijek – Istra 2:0
Todor Todoroski was an unused substitute for Osijek, while Agron Rufati did not make Istra’s bench for a second consecutive game.

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Inter – Rijeka 0:1
Darko Velkovski played yet another 90 minutes for Rijeka as they got a minimal but important win against the last placed club in the league – Inter.

England, Championship, Swansea – Leeds United 0:1
Ezgjan Alioski played the second halftime for Leeds as they won yet another game to maintain their first position in the English Championship. With only three rounds remaining, Leeds United is on a good way to secure promotion to the Premier League for the next season.

Georgia, Erovnuli Liga, Saburtalo – Telavi 1:0
Vladimir Dimitrovski was once again not summouned by Telavi.

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – SPAL 2:0
Big win for Genoa and Macedonian veteran Goran Pandev who played a big role as he opened the score in the 24th minute with a right-footed shot. Eventually, Goran lasted 73 minutes on the pitch.

Goran’s goal (at 0:11):

Italy, Serie A, Napoli – Milan 2:2
Elif Elmas opened on Napoli’s bench and played from the 65th minute as his team collected a point in the home encounter against Milan. A foul made on him 5 minutes from time made visiting player Alexis Saelemaekers to get sent off.

The foul on Elmas (at 3:30):

Italy, Serie A, Udinese – Sampdoria 1:3
Ilija Nestorovski started in attack for Udinese and played until the 53rd minute. In the end his team lost against Sampdoria.

Italy, Serie B, Chievo – Trapani 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski was an unused substitute for Trapani.

Norway, Eliteserien, Sarpsborg 08 – Start 1:0
David Mitov Nilsson was on goal for the hosts and kept a clean sheet in the narrow win against Start.


Poland, Ekstraklasa, Piast – Jagiellonia 2:0
Despite having finally returned to training this week, Dejan Iliev was once again sidelined by Jagiellonia. He is expected to make his come back on the field in the next round, after being absent almost one month due to an injury.

Portugal, Liga NOS, Sporting – Santa Clara 1:0
Stefan Ristovski played the entire match for Sporting and helped the to keep a clean sheet as they won 1:0 against Santa Clara.

Romania, Liga I Betano play-off, Botoșani – Astra 0:0
Stefan Ashkovski and David Babunski both made the start for Botoșani. Stefan picked up a yellow card and played for 63 minutes, while David got substituted only 11 minutes later.

Romania, Liga I Betano play-out, Hermannstadt – Voluntari 2:1
Marko Simonovski started the match on the bench and entered the game right after the halftime break, but he failed to help Voluntari avoid a loss.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, Trenčín – Nitra 0:3
Milan Ristovski finished his season in Slovakia in the same style as he has been performing throughout the entire year – another 90 minutes played, a goal scored and an assist created. However, despite his club collecting an impressive 0:3 away victory in this encounter, Nitra finished the season on the last position at the table and will now be advancing to relegation play-off where they will attempt to secure survival in the first division. Milan finished the season with impressive 11 goals, making him the second best scorer in the league. The relegation play-off will be the last game for Ristovski with Nitra, as after that he returns to Croatian Rijeka from where he was loaned.

Milan’s asstst (at 1:55) & goal (2:15):

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-out, ViOn Zlaté Moravce – Sereď 1:0
Tomche Grozdanovski played the full game for the hosts and picked up a yellow card in the 75th minute, while Filip Duranski from the visiting side did not make the squad for this round.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Ružomberok – Dunajská Streda 0:1
Tihomir Kostadinov did not get summoned by Ružomberok for this match.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga play-off, Žilina – Zemplín 5:0
Enis Fazlagikj watched from the bench as his teammates destroyed Zemplín by 5:0.

Slovenia, Prva Liga, Domžale – Bravo 1:1
Zeni Husmani played as usual another full match for the hosts, while Besart Abdurahimi did not find himself in the matchday squad by Bravo.

Spain, Primera División, Levante – Athletic 1:2
Enis Bardhi played the entire game for Levante and also netted a goal from close range in the 71st minute, but that wasn’t enough to avoid the loss at home against Athletic.

Enis’ goal (at 0:50):

Spain, Primera División, Sevilla – Mallorca 2:0
Aleksandar Trajkovski began on the visitors bench and was introduced in the 72nd minute. Aleks wasn’t able to help his team as they suffered one more goal and lost at Sevilla.

Spain, Segunda División, Almería – Rayo Vallecano 3:2
Stole Dimitrievski had a bad day between the posts. He conceded three goals with the first being a 35 meter free kick.


Sweden, Allsvenskan, Mjällby – Häcken 3:1
Besard Shabovic started for the hosts and played 77 minutes. In the 31st minute it was Besard who opened the score when he headed home a corner. For Häcken, Leonard Zhuta played the whole game at LB and also received a yellow card in the 57th minute.

Besard’s goal (at 0:30):

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Örebro – Varbergs 1:0
Daniel Krezikj did not get summoned for this round by Varbergs.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Atiker Konyaspor – Başakşehir 4:3
Erdon Daci remained an unused substitute for Konyaspor as they won against Başakşehir in a match with seven goals.

Turkey, Süper Lig, Antalyaspor – Alanyaspor 1:0
Adis Jahovic played 76 minutes at center-forward for the hosts and was the man of the match as he scored the lone goal of the game in the 22nd minute with a header.

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