Goran Pandev; photo: gazzetta.it

Macedonian internationals performances

Goran Pandev provided an assist for Napoli as the Italian season got underway, David Babunski debuted for Barcelona B, Bajram Fetai was credited with an assist for Denizlispor, while Mensur Kurtishi added another goal for Tobol.

Italy, Serie A, Napoli – Bologna 3:0
Goran Pandev started for Napoli and played until the 67th minute when he was replaced by Lorenzo Insigne.  Pandev provided the assist on the third Napoli goal in the 63rd minute when he set up Marek Hamsik to score with a shot from around the edge of the area.  Also, on the first goal in the 32nd minute, Goran played a good ball to Hamsik whose shot was saved but Jose Callejon scored an easy goal on the rebound.

Video of the assist by Pandev:

Italy, Serie B, Empoli – Latina 3:1
Stefan Ristovski was an unused substitute for Latina.

Germany, 1.Bundesliga, Mainz – Wolfsburg 2:0
Nikolche Noveski played the entire game for Mainz and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet, while Ferhan Hasani was not called up by Wolfsburg.  In the 28th minute, Noveski made a goal line clearance to keep the game scoreless at that point.  Mainz would then go on to score two goals in the 2nd half to stay perfect with nine points from their opening three league games.

Germany, 1.Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin – Hamburg 1:0
Valmir Nafiu was an unused substitute for Hamburg.

England, Barclays Premier League, Everton – West Brom 0:0
Goran Popov was an unused substitute for West Brom.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Lierse – Waasland-Beveren 1:0
Ivan Trichkovski started for Waasland-Beveren and played until the 70th minute when he was substituted by Dalibor Veselinovic.  Trichkovski had one attempt on goal early in the 2nd half, but it was saved by the Lierse keeper.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Kortrijk – Mechelen 1:2
Tome Pachovski stayed on the bench for Mechelen as the #2 keeper behind Wouter Biebauw.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Oostende – Zulte Waregem 1:1
Aleksandar Trajkovski was an unused substitute for Zulte Waregem.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Vorskla – Volyn 3:3
Vanche Shikov played all 90 minutes for Volyn in the high scoring draw away to Vorskla.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Karpaty – Hoverla 1:0
Aleksandar Lazevski played the entire game for Hoverla at left-back, while Martin Bogatinov was not included in the 18 player squad by Karpaty.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Gaz Metan – Steaua 2:2
Daniel Georgievski was given a rest by Steaua, along with a number of his teammates who are regulars, in order for the players to be fully ready for Tuesday’s return leg against Legia in the Champions League play-off round.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Astra – Petrolul 1:2
Mirko Ivanovski began the game on the bench for Astra before he was introduced in the 62nd minute to take the place of Takayuki Seto.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Dinamo București – Universitatea Cluj 6:0
Kristijan Naumovski stayed on the bench for Dinamo București as the #2 keeper behind Cristian Bălgrădean.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Săgeata – Viitorul 3:1
Boban Nikolov played all 90 minutes for Viitorul in the road defeat against newly promoted side Săgeata.

Slovenia, 1. SNL, Triglav – Maribor 0:1
Agim Ibraimi played the entire game for Maribor who scored its lone goal in the 56th minute through Nusmir Fajic to get past Triglav.

Slovenia, 1. SNL, Domžale – Koper 0:1
Zeni Husmani played all 90 minutes for Domžale in the slim home loss against Koper.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Zürich – St. Gallen 0:0
Muhamed Demiri remains sidelined with an injury for St. Gallen.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wohlen – Schaffhausen 2:3
Ezgjan Alioski played the entire game at left-back for Schaffhausen and also received a yellow card in the 90th minute.

Spain, Segunda Division, Barcelona B – Lugo 2:1
David Babunski opened on the bench for Barcelona B before he was introduced in the 71st minute to replace fellow midfielder Joan Àngel Román.  This was Babunski’s debut for the Barcelona B team after he was an unused substitute in the opening round of the 2013-14 season last week.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, Wisła Kraków – Lech Poznań 2:0
Ostoja Stjepanovikj started in defensive midfield for Wisła Kraków and played until the 77th minute when he made way for Michał Nalepa.  Stjepanovikj also received a yellow card in the 75th minute.

Bulgaria, A Group, Botev Plovdiv – Slavia Sofia 3:2
Boban Grncharov played all 90 minutes for Botev Plovdiv in the slim home victory over Slavia Sofia.  Grncharov had a chance early in the 4th minute, but his header was saved by the Slavia keeper.

Bulgaria, A Group, Lokomotiv Sofia – CSKA Sofia 1:1
Hristijan Kirovski started in attack for CSKA Sofia and played until the 54th minute when he was substituted by Bruno Moreira.  Kirovski came close to scoring twice, both on headers in the 25th and 40th minute, but his first effort went just over the goal while his second chance struck the crossbar.

Bulgaria, A Group, Pirin – Chernomorets 2:3
Dragi Kocev was an unused substitute for Pirin.

Norway, Tippeligaen, Odd – Brann 1:3
Daniel Mojsov played the entire game for Brann who scored two goals after the 80th minute to break the 1:1 deadlock and pick up an important three points.

Israel, Ligat Winner, Maccabi Haifa – Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3:1
Darko Tasevski started on the bench for Ironi Kiryat Shmona before he entered the game in the 72nd minute replacing Vladimir Brown.  Ironi Kiryat Shmona opened the new season with a road defeat against Maccabi Haifa.

Austria, tipp 3 Bundesliga, Ried – Sturm Graz 3:0
Aleksandar Todorovski was not included in the Sturm Graz squad with a long term injury.

Slovakia, Corgoň Liga, Košice – Trenčín 0:1
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Košice and conceded one goal in the 53rd minute on a shot from close range.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Khazar Lankaran – Neftçi 0:0
Both Nikola Gligorov of Khazar Lankaran and Igor Mitreski of Neftçi were unused substitutes for their respective clubs.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Ravan – Inter Bakı 1:5
Slavcho Georgievski played all 90 minutes for Inter Bakı in the heavy road victory over Ravan, while his new teammate Ilcho Naumoski was not included in the 18 player squad as he is working on his fitness after being without a club for several months.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Simurq – Bakı 0:3
Edin Nuredinoski, as the #3 keeper, was not included in the 18 player squad by Bakı as Kamran Agayev started in goal while Aqil Mammadov was on the bench as the #2 keeper.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Gabala – Qarabağ 0:1
Muarem Muarem played the entire game for Qarabağ who scored the lone goal in the 16th minute to snatch all three points.  The goal came after a defensive blunder by Gabala allowed the ball to reach Vüqar Nadirov who then rounded the keeper before reaching the back of the net.

Netherlands, Eredivisie, Heerenveen – Ajax 3:3
Samir Fazli was an unused substitute for Heerenveen.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Eindhoven – MVV Maastricht 3:2
Antonio Stankov played all 90 minutes for MVV Maastricht who scored both of its goals through penalties, but they still came up short in the narrow road defeat against Eindhoven.

Japan, J.League, Shonan Bellmare – Ventforet Kofu 1:2
Stevica Ristikj was an unused substitute for Shonan Bellmare.

Japan, J.League, Nagoya – Cerezo Osaka 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski was not among the 18 players called up by Nagoya.

Japan, J2 League, JEF Chiba – Gifu 1:1
Bazhe Ilijoski started for Gifu in attack and played until the 59th minute when he was substituted by Croatian Stipe Plazibat, a player who also transferred to Gifu from Rabotnichki earlier in the month.

Turkey, PTT 1. Lig, Denizlispor – 1461 Trabzon 2:0
Bajram Fetai played from the start for Denizlispor and was credited with the assist on the second goal in the 90th minute which was scored by Şevki Çınar.

Video of the assist by Fetai (at 2:15):

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Muangthong United – Bangkok United 3:2
Mario Gjurovski started for Muangthong United and played until the 57th minute when he made way for Bang Seung-Hwan.  On the first goal for Muangthong United in the 10th minute, Gjurovski sent a free kick that turned into an own goal after a header by a Bangkok United player went past his own keeper.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Lombard-Pápa – Diósgyőr 0:1
Jasmin Mecinovikj was not included in the 18 player squad by Lombard-Pápa.

Bosnia, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Željezničar – Radnik 2:2
Yani Urdinov played the entire game for Željezničar who twice took the lead but Radnik came back both times to level the score and take home a point.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Jagodina – Donji Srem 2:0
Stefan Ashkovski played all 90 minutes for Donji Srem, while Predrag Rangjelovikj came off the bench for Jagodina in the 87th minute to substitute Filip Arsejinevic with his teammate Dragan Stojkov not making the 18 player squad.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Čukarički 1:2
Darko Micevski made his league debut for OFK Beograd by coming off the bench in the 44th minute to replace the injured Marko Pavlovski.  Micevski attempted a shot in the 80th minute, but it went over the goal.

Serbia, Prva Liga Srbije, Borac Čačak – Borča 2:0
Stefan Spirovski did not play for Borac Čačak in the second round of the Serbian second division season.

Denmark, Superliga, Viborg – Esbjerg 3:1
Aleksandar Stankov got the start for Viborg and played until the 84th minute when he was replaced by Danilo Arrieta.

Czech Republic, Gambrinus Liga, Sparta Praha – Příbram 4:0
Zoran Danoski started for Příbram and played until the 74th minute when he was substituted by Lukáš Stratil in the heavy road defeat against Sparta Praha.

Kazakhstan, Premier League, Tobol – Atyrau 3:1
Nikola Tonev played the entire game for Tobol in central defense, while his teammate Mensur Kurtishi also got the start and played until the 58th minute when he was substituted by Aleksandr Alumona.  Kurtishi scored the second goal for Tobol in the 25th minute.

Croatia, 2. HNL, Inter Zaprešić – Pomorac 0:0
Ilija Nestorovski played all 90 minutes for Inter Zaprešić in the goalless draw against Pomorac.

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