Macedonian internationals performances

Besart Ibraimi (L); photo: fcsevastopol.comBesart Ibraimi found the back of the net for the second consecutive game for Sevastopol, Hristijan Kirovski scored his first league goal for Apollon, Stevica Ristić added another goal for Suwon, while Nikolce Noveski scored an unfortunate own goal for Mainz.

Italy, Serie A, Cesena – Napoli 1:3
Goran Pandev started on the bench for Napoli before he entered the game in the 66th minute replacing Salvatore Aronica.  Pandev played mostly on the right wing but his debut will be marked by the huge miss in the 85th minute.  Christian Maggio was very unselfish and found Pandev who had an open goal in front of him but he somehow struck the crossbar from close range.  An unacceptable miss but Pandev was fortunate that the missed goal did not effect the outcome of the game since Napoli still recorded a 3:1 victory to open the Serie A season.

Pandev’s big miss:

Italy, Serie B, Pescara – Crotone 2:0
Stefan Ristovski was not among the 18 players called up by Crotone.

Germany, 1. Bundesliga, Mainz 05 – Hoffenheim 0:4
Nikolce Noveski played the entire game for Mainz who suffered a humiliating 4:0 home defeat at the hands of Hoffenheim.  Mainz was punished on several occasions for their careless mistakes and the miserable game concluded by Noveski scoring an own goal in 85th minute.  Mainz lost the ball at their own half of the field before Hoffenheim created another chance and Noveski inadvertently sent the ball into his own net while trying to clear the ball.

Noveski’s own goal (at 6:30):

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Dynamo Kyiv – Illichivets 3:1
Goran Popov played all 90 minutes for Dynamo Kyiv who recorded a comfortable victory over Illichivets to remain tied for first place on the table with Shakhtar Donetsk.  Both teams now have 23 points after nine rounds.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Oleksandria – Karpaty 1:1
Martin Bogatinov played from the start for Karpaty and conceded one goal in the 72nd minute.  The goal by Oleksandria came on a header following a corner kick from the right.  Karpaty continued the disappointing season and now finds itself with only six points after nine rounds.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Shakhtar Donetsk – Volyn 5:1
Vance Sikov played the entire game for Volyn who suffered a convincing road loss against Shakhtar.  The home side played very good attacking football and their quickness and movement gave a lot of problems to the Volyn defenders.  Sikov had one chance in the 65th minute but his powerful free kick from about 35 meters was punched away by the opposing keeper.  Sikov also saved a goal in the 87th minute when he made a clearance that prevented a goal by Shakhtar attacker Douglas Costa.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Obolon – Metalurh Donetsk 0:1
Mario Gjurovski was not called up by Metalurh Donetsk.

Ukraine, Persha Liha, Zirka – Sevastopol 0:1
Besart Ibraimi started for Sevastopol and played until the 87th minute when he was replaced by Michael Alozie.  Ibraimi scored the only goal of the game in the 24th minute when he chipped the ball over the home keeper from just outside of the box after the opposing keeper left his goal too quickly.  Ibraimi now has two goals in three games since returning to Sevastopol.

Besart Ibraimi’s goal:


Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Lierse – Lokeren 1:1
Boban Grncarov played all 90 minutes for Lierse who were close to capturing their first win of the season but Lokeren scored the equalizing goal in the 90th minute.  After six rounds, Lierse now has four draws and two losses.  Grncarov came close to scoring in the 67th minute when he tried to score on a rebound but his attempt with his heel was cleared off the line by Lokeren defender Tiko.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Zulte Waregem – Gent 1:3
Aleksandar Trajkovski started for Zulte Waregem and played until the 67th minute when he was replaced by Moussa Maazou.  The home side took the early lead in the 6th minute but Gent bounced back by scoring three goals in the 2nd half to record a come from behind victory.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Cercle Brugge – Beerschot 2:1
Tome Pacovski was not called up by Beerschot as Stijn Stijnen started in goal while Kristof Maes was on the bench as the #2 keeper.

Cyprus, Marfin Laiki League, APOEL – Alki Larnaca 3:1
Ivan Trickovski did not play for APOEL as he was given a rest by the manager while Nikola Gligorov played all 90 minutes for Alki.  Trickovski was rested so he can be fully ready for this upcoming Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Zenit.

Cyprus, Marfin Laiki League, Ermis – Ethnikos Achnas 0:0
Edin Nuredinoski played from the start for Ethnikos Achnas and kept a clean sheet while his teammate Stojan Ignjatov started on the bench before he entered the game in the 56th minute replacing Saša Stojanović.

Cyprus, Marfin Laiki League, Anagennisi Deryneia – Apollon 4:1
Hristijan Kirovski played the entire game for Apollon who suffered an embarrassing loss against newly promoted side Anagennisi Deryneia.  Kirovski started due to João Paulo having some document issues so the football association of Cyprus made him ineligible for this game.  With João Paulo missing, the Apollon manager started Kirovski up front as the lone striker.  Hristijan ended up scoring the only goal for Apollon in the 90th minute when he converted a penalty to cut the lead to 3:1.  However, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, the home added one more goal to pile on added misery for Apollon as Kirovski also picked up a yellow card during the game.

Kirovski converts penalty (at 1:12):

Cyprus, Marfin Laiki League, AE Limassol – Enosis Neon Paralimni 1:0
Petar Milosevski played all 90 minutes for Enosis Neon Paralimni and conceded one goal in the 7th minute while his teammate Bojan Markoski started at left CB and also played the entire game as Enosis suffered a minimal road loss.

Austria, T-Mobile Bundesliga, Rapid Wien – Mattersburg 1:1
Ilco Naumoski started on the bench for Mattersburg before he entered the game in the 51st minute replacing Wilfried Domoraud.  Naumoski just returned from his suspension but he continues to have disciplinary problems as he picked up yet another yellow card in the 90th minute of this game.

Switzerland, Axpo Super League, Thun – Sion 0:3
Muhamed Demiri started for Thun and played until the 74th minute when he was replaced by Dennis Hediger.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Aarau – Wohlen 2:0
Aco Stojkov did not play for Aarau because of an injury.

South Korea, K-League, Suwon – Seongnam 3:2
Stevica Ristić played the entire game for Suwon and continued his good form with another goal.  Ristić opened the scoring in the 15th minute when he received the ball inside the area before slotting the ball past the opposing keeper.  In the 29th minute, Ristić played a part in the second goal for Suwon by playing a good ball to his teammate who then made a nice run before finding Yeom Ki-Hun who scored from close range.

The goal by Stevica Ristić (first goal in video):

Denmark, Superliga, Lyngby – København 0:1
Bajram Fetai started on the bench for Lyngby before he entered the game in the 66th minute replacing Peter Madsen.  Lyngby continued the recent string of bad results with another loss, this time to the defending Danish champions København.

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Jagiellonia – Polonia Warszawa 3:2
Aleksandar Todorovski made his league debut for Polonia Warszawa by starting at RB and playing all 90 minutes.  The visitors conceded three goals with the first coming on a header following a free kick while the other two goals came from counter attacks in the 2nd half.

Poland, Ekstraklasa, GKS Bełchatów – Widzew 0:0
Zlatko Tanevski did not play for GKS Bełchatów because of a red card suspension.

Poland, Unibet 1. Liga, Flota – Arka 1:0
Mirko Ivanovski started for Arka and played until the 70th minute when he was replaced by Ensar Arifović.  Ivanovski attempted a shot in the 21st minute but his effort lacked power and was easily saved by the opposing keeper.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Jagodina – Partizan 0:1
Aleksandar Lazevski did not make the final 18 for Partizan as he continues to work on regaining his form and fitness levels after being out of action for several months due to an injury.  For Jagodina, Dragan Stojkov played all 90 minutes but his side suffered a minimal loss against the defending Serbian champions.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Sevojno – Vojvodina 2:2
Daniel Mojsov started for Vojvodina and played until the 19th minute when he picked up an injury and had to be substituted by Slobodan Novaković while Gjorgi Tanusev did not play for Sevojno.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Hajduk Kula – Borac Čačak 2:1
Stefan Spirovski was an unused substitute for Borac Čačak.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Novi Pazar – Spartak Zlatibor 0:2
Fahrudin Gjurgjević started on the bench for Spartak Zlatibor before he entered the game in the 68th minute replacing Marko Adamović.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Metalac – Javor 1:2
Nikola Karcev played all 90 minutes for Metalac while his teammate Gjorgi Mojsov also got the start and played until the 58th minute when he was replaced by Kwame Boateng.  For Javor, Nikola Jakimovski did not play as Karcev also received a yellow card in the 61st minute.

Czech Republic, Gambrinus liga, Mladá Boleslav – Slovan Liberec 1:4
Vladimir Dimitrovski was an unused substitute for Mladá Boleslav.

Croatia, T-Com Prva HNL, Šibenik – Istra 1961 0:0
Both Daniel Georgievski and Zeni Husmani played the entire game for Šibenik as did Armend Alimi for Istra 1961.  Georgievski also picked up a yellow card in the 44th minute.

Croatia, T-Com Prva HNL, Karlovac – Inter Zaprešic 0:1
Neither Goran Todorcev not Goran Gancev played for Inter Zaprešic who needed a late goal in the 88th minute to record a narrow road victory against Karlovac.

Slovenia, 1. SNL, Maribor – Celje 5:2
Agim Ibraimi was not called up by Maribor because of a minor injury.  The Maribor official website mentioned that Ibraimi picked up the injury while on international duty with Macedonia.

Slovakia, Corgon Liga, Trenčín – Košice 4:1
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Košice and conceded four goals as his team was easily defeated by newly promoted side Trenčín.

Greece, Superleague Greece, Asteras Tripolis – Kerkyra 0:0
Goran Maznov started for Kerkyra and played until the 60th minute when he was replaced by Giorgos Barkoglou.

Bulgaria, A PFG, Minyor Pernik – Levski 0:1
Darko Tasevski played all 90 minutes for Levski who notched a minimal road victory against Minyor Pernik thanks to a goal by Daniel Mladenov.

Netherlands, Eredivisie, Heerenveen – Groningen 3:0
Samir Fazli was not among the 18 players called up by Heerenveen.

Netherlands, Eredivisie, De Graafschap – N.E.C. 1:0
Dzelili Abdulla made his debut for De Graafschap by getting the start and playing until the 60th minute when he was replaced by Muslu Nalbantoğlu.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Sparta Rotterdam – Oss 2:2
Antonio Stankov was an unused substitute for Oss.

Azerbaijan, Unibank Premyer Liqası, Xəzər – Neftçi 1:0
Both Slavco Georgievski and Igor Mitreski played the entire game for Neftçi who suffered a narrow road loss against Xəzər in the big Azerbajani derby.

Azerbaijan, Unibank Premyer Liqası, Kapaz – AZAL 3:1
Robert Petrov started for AZAL and played until the 41st minute when he was replaced by Gheorghe Boghiu.  Petrov also received a yellow card in the 2nd minute.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Vaslui – Dinamo Bucureşti 3:1
Kristijan Naumovski was not called up by Dinamo Bucureşti as Cristian Bălgrădean started in goal while George Curcă was on the bench as the #2 keeper.

Moldova, Divizia Naţională, Dacia – Olimpia Bălţi 3:1
Goran Dimovski played the entire game for Dacia and played a part in the second goal for his team in the 84th minute.  His cross from the right was met on by a header which went high before the ball fell perfectly for Vasily Pavlov who scored with his header from close range.

Dimovski (#27) contributes to goal (at 2:50):

Moldova, Divizia Naţională, CSCA-Rapid – Tiraspol 0:1
Jasmin Mecinović did not play for Tiraspol.

Bosnia, Premijer Liga, Čelik – Željezničar 1:1
Perica Stanceski started on the bench for Željezničar before he entered the game in the 78th minute replacing Mirsad Bešlija.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Mjällby – Norrköping 0:0
Daniel Ivanovski played all 90 minutes for Mjällby and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet against Norrköping.

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