Macedonian internationals performances

Georgievski celebrates his goalDefenders Vanche Shikov and Daniel Georgievski got on the scoresheet this weekend, midfielders Agim Ibraimi and Mario Gjurovski recorded one assist for their respective teams, while attackers Aco Stojkov and Stevica Ristikj notched goals for Skënderbeu and Jeonnam, respectively.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Genk – Zulte Waregem 3:2
Aleksandar Trajkovski started for Zulte Waregem and only played the opening 45 minutes before he was substituted at the start of the 2nd half by Australian international James Troisi.

Trajkovski is challenged by an opponent

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Lokeren – Anderlecht 1:2
Besart Abdurahimi returned from his long term injury for Lokeren by coming off the bench in the 83rd minute to replace Mbaye Leye.

Abdurahimi moments after he came on

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Gent – Lierse 2:1
Daniel Mojsov played the entire game for Lierse and also received a yellow card in the 90th minute, while Damjan Shishkovski did not make the matchday squad for Gent. Lierse suffered a tough loss by conceding the game winning goal in the 90th minute.

Mojsov looks dejected after Gent's second goal

Belgium, Proximus League, OH Leuven – Lommel United 0:3
Jovan Kostovski opened on the bench for OH Leuven before he was introduced in the 63rd minute to take the spot of Yohan Croizet. OH Leuven suffered a convincing home loss against Lommel United.

Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien – Rapid Wien 2:1
Vanche Shikov played all 90 minutes for Austria Wien and scored the game winning goal in the 84th minute to decide to Wien derby. Shikov utilized his height to send a header to the back of the net following a free kick from the left hand side.

Shikov scored on this header
To view Vanche’s goal, click here (at 3:42).

Germany, Bundesliga, Mainz – Borussia Mönchengladbach 2:2
Nikolche Noveski was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Mainz.

Turkey, Spor Toto Süper Lig, Fenerbahçe – Galatasaray 1:0
Goran Pandev was not summoned in the matchday squad by Galatasaray. Pandev scored two goals in a cup match this past Tuesday, but he continues to be ignored when it comes to league play. Galatasaray lost the big derby after conceding a late goal versus Fenerbahçe.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Dinamo Zagreb – Zagreb 2:0
Arijan Ademi played the entire game for Dinamo Zagreb who picked up another win, this time against local rival NK Zagreb. Ademi nearly scored a goal in the 40th minute, but his first shot was blocked while his second attempt went just wide of the post.

Ademi is shown during the game

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Celje – Maribor 0:2
Agim Ibraimi started on the right wing for Maribor and played until the 89th minute when he was substituted by Aleš Mejač. Ibraimi collected the assist on the second goal when his corner kick was headed home by Welle N’Diaye.

The assist by Ibraimi (at 2:22):

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Olimpija – Rudar 0:0
Aleksandar Lazevski played all 90 minutes for Olimpija and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw against Rudar.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Zavrč – Koper 2:1
Dejan Peshevski was an unused substitute for Koper.

Italy, Serie B, Latina – Carpi 0:1
Stefan Ristovski started in right midfield for Latina and played the full match. Carpi, the current leaders in Italy’s Serie B, scored the lone goal in the 13th minute to get out of Latina with all three points.

Ristovski dribbles during the game

Italy, Serie B, Varese – Bologna 1:3
Nikola Jakimovski played all 90 minutes for Varese, while his teammate Mensur Kurtishi also got the start and played until the 51st minute when he made way for Luigi Falcone. Jakimovski played a part in Varese’s only goal when his shot was blocked, but the rebound fell to Daniele Corti who sent his effort to the back of the net.

Jakimovski looks to escape his marker

Italy, Lega Pro/Group C, Aversa – Martina Franca 2:0
Filip Pivkovski opened on the bench for Martina Franca before he made a late appearance in the 89th minute to replace Vincenzo Pepe. Pivkovski moved to Martina Franca with the hopes of getting more playing time, but that is not happening.

Denmark, Superliga, København – Brøndby 3:1
Ferhan Hasani started on the wing for Brøndby and played all 90 minutes in the road loss against fierce rival København. Hasani had one shot on goal in the 35th minute when his powerful effort from distance was pushed out for a corner by the goalkeeper from København.

Hasani battles for the ball with an opponent

Australia, Hyundai A-League, Melbourne Victory – Perth Glory 1:1
Daniel Georgievski played the whole match for Melbourne Victory and scored the lone goal for his team in the 64th minute. Georgievski, playing left-back, went forward from his position and curled in a beautiful right footed shot past the hapless Perth Glory keeper.

Video of the goal by Georgievski:

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Aarau – St. Gallen 0:2
Muhamed Demiri continues to be left out of the St. Gallen squad. He sat on the bench in the first couple of games this half-season, but now he’s watching the fixtures from the stands. It will be interesting to see whether Demiri gets a call-up to the Macedonian squad for the two matches in late March.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Young Boys – Sion 3:2
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was an unused substitute for Young Boys.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil – Chiasso 0:0
Samir Fazli played all 90 minutes for Wil in the goalless draw against Chiasso. This match was officiated by a referee named Nicolas Jancevski.

Fazli controls the ball

Netherlands, Eredivisie, Feyenoord – NAC Breda 3:0
Aleksandar Damchevski remains outside of the matchday squad for NAC Breda. Damchevski is not in the plans of the manager, plus he is still having problems with a knee injury.

Spain, Liga BBVA, Granada – Málaga 1:0
Stole Dimitrievski did not make the squad for Granada’s first team. Instead, Stole played for Granada B this weekend where he conceded one goal in a 2:1 win over Marbella.

Spain, Liga Adelante, Lugo – Barcelona B 3:2
David Babunski was not available for Barcelona B due to a red card suspension. Babunski received a one game ban, so he will be eligible to return in the next match.

France, Ligue 1, Rennes – Metz 1:0
Gjoko Zajkov was not among the 19 players called up by Rennes. After 28 rounds in France’s top flight, Zajkov has yet to debut in league play.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Videoton – Nyíregyháza 3:0
Mirko Ivanovski was an unused substitute for Videoton. Ivanovski has now stayed on the bench in both league games this half-season, while he played 67 minutes in a cup match earlier in the week.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Debrecen – Újpest 0:0
Enis Bardhi got the start for Újpest and played until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Viktor Vadász. Bardhi had one good chance in the 69th minute, but his powerful shot was saved by the opposing keeper.

Bardhi focuses on the ball

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Ferencváros – Győr 3:0
Vladica Brdarovski started at right-back for Győr and played all 90 minutes in the convincing road loss against Ferencváros. Brdarovski was also shown a yellow card in the 58th minute.

Brdarovski battles for the ball

Romania, Liga I, ASA Târgu Mureș – Dinamo București 2:1
Kristijan Naumovski played from the start for Dinamo București and conceded two goals in the 65th and 73rd minute. Both of the goals came on long range efforts by Gabriel Mureșan.

The late goal that Naumovski conceded:

Romania, Liga I, Viitorul – CS Universitatea Craiova 1:1
Boban Nikolov was not among the 18 players called up by Viitorul.

Romania, Liga I, Universitatea Cluj – Concordia 0:0
Hristijan Dragarski was an unused substitute for Concordia.

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Muangthong United – Port 1:0
Mario Gjurovski started for Muangthong United and played until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Siwakorn Jakkuprasat. Gjurovski collected the only assist in the 52nd minute when he found Cleiton Silva who did the rest with a calm finish past the visiting keeper.

The assist by Gjurovski (at 4:38):

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Siam Navy – Bangkok Glass 0:1
Darko Tasevski played the entire game for Bangkok Glass who took home all three points after former Australian international Matt Smith scored the lone goal on a header.

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, TOT – Chainat 1:2
Borche Manevski did not feature for Chainat in their road victory over TOT. Manevski has yet to even make the bench in Chainat’s first three games this season.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, Wisła Kraków – Zawisza 0:1
Ostoja Stjepanovikj was not included in the Wisła Kraków squad as he continues to recover from a torn ACL in his right knee. Ostoja has resumed training with his teammates, but the coach still doesn’t feel comfortable using Stjepanovikj in an actual game.

Cyprus, First Division (Championship Group), APOEL – Anorthosis 1:0
Valmir Nafiu opened on the bench for APOEL before he made a late appearance in the 90th minute to replace Constantinos Charalambides.

Cyprus, First Division (Championship Group), Ermis – Apollon 1:0
Martin Bogatinov did not make the matchday squad of Ermis due to an injury, while his teammate Besart Ibraimi started in attack and played until the 90th minute when he made way for Martinos Christofi. Ermis got the win thanks a good individual goal by striker Ifeanyi Onyilo.

Ibraimi is shown during the game

Cyprus, First Division (Relegation Group), Ayia Napa – Nea Salamis 0:0
Bojan Markoski played all 90 minutes for Ayia Napa in the goalless draw against Nea Salamis.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Flamurtari – Skënderbeu 0:1
Aco Stojkov got the start for Skënderbeu and played until the 54th minute when an injury forced him to be substituted by Liridon Latifi. Stojkov scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute with a nice chip over the opposing keeper. As for Flamurtari, left-back Yani Urdinov and defensive midfielder Nijaz Lena played the full 90 minutes.

Video of the goal by Stojkov:

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Tirana – Kukësi 2:0
Kire Ristevski played the complete match for Tirana who scored two quick goals after the 70th minute to beat Kukësi.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Vllaznia – Partizani 1:0
Ardian Cuculi started at left-back for Partizani and played the full encounter. The lone goal of this game was scored in the 90th minute which allowed Vllaznia to claim all three points.

Greece, Super League, Panetolikos – Kerkyra 0:1
Vladimir Dimitrovski played all 90 minutes for Kerkyra and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the narrow road victory over Panetolikos. Kerkyra changed up their formation by playing with a three men defense, and they did enough to surprise the opposing team. Manager Boshko Gjurovski was in attendance of this game, so he got a good opportunity to see whether Dimitrovski is national team caliber.

Dimitrovski celebrates with teammates

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Crvena Zvezda – Vojvodina 3:0
Daniel Avramovski was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Crvena Zvezda.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Napredak 1:0
Darko Micevski began the game on the bench for OFK Beograd before he came on in the 72nd minute to take the place of Aleksandar Palocevic.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Rad – Voždovac 2:0
Tome Kitanovski did not feature for Voždovac due to a yellow cards suspension.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Donji Srem – Partizan 1:2
Martin Hristov opened on the bench for Donji Srem before he was introduced in the 85th minute to replace Igor Jelić, while his teammate Riste Mitrevski was an unused substitute. Mitrevski was loaned to Donji Srem with the aim of receiving consistent playing time, but it’s not happening right now. Instead, he’s stayed on the bench in every league game since moving to Serbia.

hristov gets ready to enter the game

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Senica – Košice 3:1
Darko Tofiloski did not make the matchday squad of Košice as Nikola Stijaković started in goal, while Matúš Ružinský was on the bench as the #2 keeper.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Qarabağ – Khazar Lankaran 1:0
Muarem Muarem played all 90 minutes for Qarabağ who benefited from an own goal early in the 2nd half to get past Khazar Lankaran.

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Slovácko – Hradec Králové 0:1
Veliche Shumulikoski got the start for Slovácko and played the complete match in the minimal loss against Hradec Králové.

South Korea, K-League Classic, Jeonnam – Jeju United 1:1
Stevica Ristikj played the entire game for Jeonnam and scored the lone goal for his team in the 80th minute. It came on a powerful shot from close range as Jeonnam opened the 2015 season with a 1:1 draw versus Jeju United.

Video of the goal by Ristikj:

Sweden, Svenska Cupen, Häcken – Mjällby 4:2
Leonard Zuta started at left-back for Häcken and played all 90 minutes in the home victory over Mjällby in the Swedish Cup.

Zuta dribbles the ball

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *