Macedonian internationals performances

Kiko NaumovskiMario Gjurovski converted a penalty for Muangthong United but later had to leave the game early due to an injury, Kristijan Naumovski kept a clean sheet for Dinamo București, while several more leagues across Europe resumed play this weekend.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Cercle Brugge – Zulte Waregem 2:2
Aleksandar Trajkovski opened on the bench for Zulte Waregem before he made a late appearance in the 90th minute to replace Australian international James Troisi. Zulte Waregem finished this game with 9 men after two of its players were shown red cards. Cercle Brugge capitalized on that by salvaging a point after the visitors led 2:0 at halftime.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Lokeren – Mouscron-Péruwelz 1:0
Besart Abdurahimi was not summoned in the Lokeren squad. Abdurahimi has resumed training with his team, but he is now in the process of building up his fitness levels.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Mechelen – Lierse 2:1
Daniel Mojsov played all 90 minutes for Lierse and also received a yellow card in the 16th minute. Mojsov played in this match on Sunday after getting married in Macedonia the day before. He was excused to leave Lierse on Wednesday to prepare for his wedding, but made it back in time to be available for Sunday’s encounter. Mechelen scored the winning goal in the 56th minute to keep Lierse in last place.

Mojsov just before the start of the game

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Gent – Club Brugge 2:1
Damjan Shishkovski was among 21 players called up by Gent, but he ultimately did not make the matchday squad with him being the #3 keeper.

Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien – Altach 5:2
Vanche Shikov was an unused substitute for Austria Wien. In our talks with journalists from Austria, they told us that Shikov has been benched. The manager simply wanted more speed to play his system, so Patrizio Stronati and Lukas Rotpuller were the preferred pair at center back. Since the new lineup performed well, Shikov will mainly be a bench player for the foreseeable future, unless there are injuries and suspensions. This is certainly not good news for the Macedonian national team with Shikov, one of the key guys, no longer being a regular for Austria Wien. Vanche is expected to look for a new team in the summer.

Germany, Bundesliga, Mainz – Eintracht Frankfurt 3:1
Nikolche Noveski returned to the Mainz squad under new manager Martin Schmidt, but he stayed on the bench in the home triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt. Stefan Bell and Niko Bungert started in central defense, while Noveski was the #3 CB. We’ll see if his situation improves under the new manager.

Turkey, Spor Toto Süper Lig, Sivasspor – Galatasaray 2:3
Goran Pandev was an unused substitute for Galatasaray. Goran has seen little action in league play as most of his appearances have come in cup matches this season. He continues to be linked with a summer move to Genoa, but that is just speculation at this point.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Osijek – Dinamo Zagreb 1:1
Arijan Ademi did not play for Dinamo Zagreb due to an injury. Ademi missed his second consecutive match after suffering an injury during warm-ups prior to last Monday’s game. Dinamo Zagreb has not disclosed whether Arijan’s injury is serious.

Italy, Serie B, Ternana – Latina 0:2
Stefan Ristovski played the entire game for Latina who grabbed one goal in each half to dispatch Ternana. Latina escaped the relegation zone with this win.

Ristovski celebrates his teammate's goal

Italy, Serie B, Trapani – Varese 0:0
Nikola Jakimovski was an unused substitute for Varese.

Denmark, Superliga, Aalborg – Brøndby 1:0
Ferhan Hasani played all 90 minutes for Brøndby who suffered an unlucky loss after conceding the lone goal in stoppage time of the 90th minute. Hasani was active and had several good chances, including striking the post from a free kick in the 82nd minute.

Hasani hit the post on this free kick

Romania, Liga I, Oțelul Galați – Dinamo București 0:1
Kristijan Naumovski played from the start for Dinamo București and kept a clean sheet in the narrow win over Oțelul Galați. Dinamo resumed the 2nd half of the season in Romania with three points. Although Kiko’s team signed two keepers this winter, he will get the first crack to be starter. If he doesn’t screw it up by conceding soft goals, then Naumovski should remain the starting keeper this half-season.

Romania, Liga I, Viitorul – CSMS Iași 0:3
Boban Nikolov was not among the 18 players called up by Viitorul.

Romania, Liga I, Astra – Concordia 2:2
Hristijan Dragarski was not summoned in the 18 player squad for Concordia.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Young Boys – Basel 4:2
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was an unused substitute for Young Boys.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Schaffhausen – Servette 1:2
Ezgjan Alioski played the entire game for Schaffhausen who conceded a late goal in the 83rd minute to suffer the slim loss versus Servette.

Alioski defends his marker

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil – Winterthur 2:2
Samir Fazli played all 90 minutes for Wil in the home draw against Winterthur.

Netherlands, Eredivisie, NAC Breda – Cambuur 2:1
Aleksandar Damchevski was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by NAC Breda. Damchevski is still in the Netherlands as the team announced that some document issues are preventing him from starting his trial with Kazakh side Aktobe.

Spain, Liga Adelante, Llagostera – Barcelona B 1:0
David Babunski was not summoned for Barcelona B in what was described as a technical decision on the club’s website. Barcelona B has a new manager, but Babunski’s situation remains the same.

France, Ligue 1, Rennes – Bordeaux 1:1
Gjoko Zajkov was not among the 19 players called up by Rennes.

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Muangthong United – Buriram United 1:1
Mario Gjurovski started for Muangthong United and played until the 55th minute when an injury forced him to be substituted by Seksit Srisai. Gjurovski scored the lone goal for his team in the 3rd minute when he converted a penalty. Since Mario removed his jersey after his spot kick, he also picked up a yellow card.

Video of Gjurovski’s goal (at 1:43):

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Chiangrai – Bangkok Glass 1:2
Darko Tasevski played all 90 minutes for Bangkok Glass and collected the assist on the first goal in the 12th minute. Tasevski was also shown a yellow card in the 82nd minute.

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Chonburi – Chainat 2:2
Borche Manevski did not make the matchday squad for Chainat.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, Wisła Kraków – Pogoń Szczecin 1:1
Ostoja Stjepanovikj remains out of action for Wisła Kraków following a torn ACL in his right knee. Ostoja is nearing six months since that devastating injury, but it’s still unknown when he will be able to return.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, APOEL – Apollon 1:0
Valmir Nafiu opened on the bench for APOEL before he made a late introduction in the 90th minute to replace Tomás De Vincenti. APOEL then scored the lone goal of the game in the third minute of stoppage time to edge Apollon.

APOEL celebrates their late game winner

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ermis – Nea Salamis 3:1
Martin Bogatinov played from the start for Ermis and conceded one goal in the 66th minute, while his teammate Besart Ibraimi also played the complete match. Besart picked up the assist on the third goal in the 72nd minute when he set up Portuguese player China to score from close range.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ayia Napa – Othellos 1:0
Bojan Markoski played the entire game for Ayia Napa and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the home triumph over Othellos. Markoski was also shown a yellow card in the 17th minute. This win moved Ayia Napa out of last place on the standings.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Laçi – Tirana 3:0
Kire Ristevski started at left-back for Tirana and played all 90 minutes in the road defeat versus Laçi.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Partizani – Teuta 2:1
Ardian Cuculi played the whole match for Partizani who netted two quick goals to hold off Teuta.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Elbasani – Flamurtari 0:1
Yani Urdinov got the start for Flamurtari and played until the 76th minute when he was substituted by Albin Hodža, while his teammate Nijaz Lena played all 90 minutes in midfield. Urdinov also received a yellow card in the 65th minute.

Greece, SuperLeague, Platanias – Kerkyra 1:1
Vladimir Dimitrovski played all 90 minutes for Kerkyra and also picked up a yellow card in the 16th minute. Kerkyra took the lead midway through the 1st half before Platanias equalized just after the halftime break.

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Slovácko – Jablonec 1:2
Veliche Shumulikoski started in midfield for Slovácko and played until the 87th minute when he was replaced by Tomáš Zajíc. Slovácko resumed the 2nd half of the Czech season with a slim home loss against Jablonec.

Veliche makes a sliding challenge

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Vojvodina 0:0
Darko Micevski did not feature for OFK Beograd in the goalless draw against Vojvodina.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Partizan – Voždovac 3:3
Tome Kitanovski started for Voždovac and played until the 83rd minute when he was substituted by Predrag Stanimirović. Kitanovski also received a yellow card in the 33rd minute as Voždovac collected a good result against the current leaders in Serbia.

Kitanovski looks to block a shot

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Donji Srem – Borac Čačak 0:1
Martin Hristov opened on the bench for Donji Srem before he was introduced in the 62nd minute to replace Dino Šarac, while his teammate Riste Mitrevski also came off the bench in the 84th minute to take the place of Igor Jelić. Both players were making their league debuts for Donji Srem in this game.

Hristov (#9 in red) during his debut

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