Goran Popov (L) in action for West Brom; photo: espn.com

Macedonian internationals performances

Goran Popov (L) in action for West Brom; photo: espn.comGoran Popov provided an assist for West Brom, Goran Pandev won a penalty for Napoli, Tome Pachovski kept a clean sheet against his former club Beerschot, while Edin Nuredinoski remains in a hospital after taking a blow to his head during a league game in Azerbaijan.

Italy, Serie A, Siena – Napoli 0:2
Goran Pandev started on the bench for Napoli before he entered the game in the 68th minute replacing Alessandro Gamberini.  Pandev managed to play a part in both goals for Napoli.  First, in the 86th minute, Goran took a corner which reached Marek Hamsik whose low cross towards goal was sent to the back of the net by Christian Maggio.  Then, in the 90th minute, Pandev was fouled inside the area, leading the referee to hand the visitors a penalty kick.  Striker Edinson Cavani took and converted the spot kick to put the game away for Napoli.

Goran’s role on first (at 2:40) and second (at 3:05) goal:

Italy, Serie B, Cesena – Bari 1:1
Stefan Ristovski was an unused substitute for Bari.

England, Barclays Premier League, West Brom – Norwich City 2:1
Goran Popov played the entire game for West Brom and provided the assist on the game winning goal in the 82nd minute when his cross was headed home by striker Romelu Lukaku.  Popov also received a yellow card in stoppage time of the 90th minute.

Video of the assist by Popov (at 1:18):


Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Standard Liège – Club Brugge 1:3
Ivan Trichkovski was an unused substitute for Club Brugge.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Beerschot – Mechelen 0:2
Tome Pachovski played from the start for Mechelen and kept a clean sheet against his former club Beerschot.  Pachovski made his best save in the 85th minute when he parried away a powerful header by Dalibor Veselinovic following a free kick played into the box.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Mons – Zulte Waregem 1:1
Aleksandar Trajkovski began the game on the bench for Zulte Waregem before he made a late substitute appearance in the 90th minute to replace Thorgan Hazard.

Cyprus, Laiki Bank League, Alki – AEL Limassol 2:3
Nikola Gligorov started on the bench for Alki before he entered the game in the 50th minute to substitute Gerasimos Fylaktou.

Cyprus, Laiki Bank League, Apollon – AEK Larnaca 1:2
Bojan Markoski did not play for Apollon due to a yellow cards suspension.  Meanwhile, for AEK Larnaca, Yani Urdinov will become eligible to play starting in January.

Cyprus, Laiki Bank League, Omonia – Ethnikos Achnas 2:1
Marko Jovanovski stayed on the bench for Ethnikos Achnas as the #2 keeper behind Arkadiusz Malarz.

Netherlands, Eredevisie, Heerenveen – Vitesse 2:1
Samir Fazli was not among the 18 players called up by Heerenveen.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, MVV Maastricht – Eindhoven 3:2
Antonio Stankov started for MVV Maastricht and played until the 83rd minute when he was substituted by Haybar Moustafa.  Stankov conceded a penalty in the 56th minute when he fouled an opponent inside the area.  Eindhoven converted the penalty to tie the game at 2:2.  However, MVV netted the game winner in the 66th minute to remain in first place on the standings in the Dutch second division.  Stankov was also shown a yellow card in the 74th minute.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Neftçi – AZAL 4:2
Igor Mitreski played the entire game for Neftçi and also picked up a yellow card in the 39th minute during the home victory over AZAL.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Inter Bakı – Bakı 1:0
Slavcho Georgievski played all 90 minutes for Inter Bakı and also received a yellow card in the 83rd minute, while Edin Nuredinoski got the start for Bakı and played until the 55th minute when a serious injury forced him to exit the game.  Nuredinoski came out to clear the danger but an opponent beat him to the ball and made contact with Nuredinoski’s head, leading Edin to lose consciousness for a brief moment.  On that contact inside the area, the referee pointed to the spot for Inter Bakı and also gave Nuredinoski a yellow card.  Several minutes later, after Edin was taken off in an ambulance, the home side converted a penalty for the lone goal of the game.  Nuredinoski remains at a hospital where he is being evaluated by doctors.

The play that led to Nuredinoski’s injury (at 1:50):

Turkey, PTT 1. Lig, Bucaspor – Denizlispor 1:0
Bajram Fetai started for Denizlispor and played until the 86th minute when he made way for fellow attacker Osman Bozkurt.

Greece, Football Cup OPAP, Skoda Xanthi – Ethnikos Gazoros 1:1  (Xanthi advanced 5:4 on penalties)
Marjan Altiparmakovski was not called up by Skoda Xanthi who reached the next round of the Greek Cup after getting past Ethnikos Gazoros on penalty kicks.

Georgia, Umaglesi Liga, Zestafoni – Dinamo Tbilisi 2:1
Darko Glishikj started on the bench for Dinamo Tbilisi before he entered the game in the 90th minute replacing Giorgi Merebashvili.

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