Macedonian internationals performances

Noveski challenges Freiburg's Admir MehmediNikolche Noveski collected an assist in his return for Mainz, Muarem compiled two goals for Qarabağ, Darko Tofiloski returned to action for Košice, Stevica Ristic notched one goal for Jeonnam, while Mario Gjurovski and Darko Tasevski each provided an assist for their respective teams in Thailand.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off II, Zulte Waregem – Waasland-Beveren 2:2
Aleksandar Trajkovski began the game on the bench for Zulte Waregem before he was introduced at the hour mark to replace Karim Rossi. Trajkovski nearly scored a spectacular goal on a volley in the 79th minute, but it went just over. In the 87th minute, with his team trailing 1:2, Trajkovski’s free kick was saved by the keeper, but his teammate Ghislain Gimbert scored on the rebound.

This free kick by Trajkovski could not be controlled, leading to an equalizer

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off II, Mouscron-Péruwelz – Lokeren 1:5
Besart Abdurahimi opened on the bench for Lokeren before he made a late appearance in the 90th minute to replace Hans Vanaken. Moments later, Abdurahimi was credited with an assist when he sent a pass forward, reaching teammate Nill De Pauw who managed to notch a goal.

The assist that was credited to Abdurahimi:

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off III, Cercle Brugge – Lierse 0:2
Daniel Mojsov started in central defense for Lierse and played until the 30th minute when an injury forced him to leave the pitch. Mojsov’s left knee was stepped on by Cercle Brugge striker Junior Kabananga who only got a yellow card. The severity of his injury is not known at this time.

Mojsov gets his knee stepped on

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off I, Standard Liège – Gent 1:3
Damjan Shishkovski was not included in the matchday squad by Gent.

Belgium, Proximus League, OH Leuven – Woluwe-Zaventem 7:0
Jovan Kostovski did not feature for OH Leuven due to an illness. OH Leuven made easy work of the last placed club in the Belgian second division.

Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien – Wolfsberger 1:1
Vanche Shikov was once again left out of the Austria Wien squad by interim manager Andreas Ogris. Shikov will likely watch the remaining games this season from the stands, and then look to join a new team in the summer.

Germany, Bundesliga, Freiburg – Mainz 2:3
Nikolche Noveski played all 90 minutes for Mainz as he returned to action for the first time in over four months. He got a chance since Stefan Bell was also out for Mainz, increasing the injury crisis at CB even more. Noveski was credited with an assist on the second goal after a scramble following a corner kick. Noveski managed to pass the ball to Shinji Okazaki during the heavy traffic, resulting in a goal for the Japanese striker.

Despite the long absence, Noveski was still captain

Turkey, Spor Toto Süper Lig, Trabzonspor – Galatasaray 2:1
Goran Pandev opened on the bench for Galatasaray before he was introduced in the 67th minute to replace Burak Yılmaz. Pandev was mostly quiet as he was given a rare appearance in league play. The match was tied at 1:1 when Pandev came on, but Trabzonspor would score one more goal to claim the win.

Pandev gets ready to come on

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Dinamo Zagreb 1:2
Arijan Ademi started in defensive midfield for Dinamo Zagreb and played the complete encounter. Ademi nearly scored a goal in the 23rd minute, but his effort was cleared off the line by an opposing player.

Ademi's place in the starting lineup

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Rudar – Maribor 2:0
Agim Ibraimi played the entire game for Maribor in their disappointing loss versus Rudar. Ibraimi created two chances in the 19th and 53rd minute, but he could not beat the keeper. Agim also received a yellow card in the 83rd minute.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Krka – Olimpija 0:0
Aleksandar Lazevski was an unused substitute for Olimpija.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Koper – Radomlje 2:0
Dejan Peshevski began on the bench for Koper before he made his way onto the pitch in the 66th minute to replace Patrik Posavac. Koper collected an expected three points against the last placed club in Slovenia.

Italy, Serie B, Latina – Catania 1:2
Stefan Ristovski stayed on the bench for Latina as an unused substitute.

Italy, Serie B, Varese – Avellino 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski was an unused substitute for Varese, while his teammate Mensur Kurtishi was not summoned in the matchday squad.

Italy, Lega Pro/Group C, Cosenza – Martina Franca 0:0
Filip Pivkovski opened on the bench for Martina Franca before he made a late appearance in the 80th minute to replace Richard Samnick.

Denmark, Superliga, Brøndby – Hobro 0:1
Ferhan Hasani started for Brøndby and played until the 67th minute when he was replaced by Andrew Hjulsager. Hasani had a great chance in the 34th minute when he was one-on-one with the keeper, but he could not convert. Ferhan was also shown a yellow card just before halftime.

Hasani chases the ball against Hobro

Denmark, NordicBet Ligaen, Aarhus – Viborg 1:1
Aleksandar Stankov began the game on the bench for Viborg before he came on at the start of the 2nd half to substitute Elson Hooi, while his teammate and twin brother, Antonio Stankov, was introduced in the 80th minute to take the spot of Sebastian Andersen. Aleksandar nearly managed a goal in the 75th minute, but his effort struck the post.

Australia, Hyundai A-League, Brisbane Roar – Melbourne Victory 0:1
Daniel Georgievski played all 90 minutes for Melbourne Victory who defeated Brisbane Roar for the second time in four days. This win basically clinched Melbourne Victory the regular season title.

Georgievski prior to the game

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Zürich – St. Gallen 1:2
Muhamed Demiri continues to be left out of the St. Gallen squad, despite being healthy.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Young Boys – Thun 4:0
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was not available for Young Boys due to a season-ending knee surgery.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil – Lugano 2:5
Samir Fazli started in attack for Wil and played until the 72nd minute when he was replaced by Dario Koller. Wil scored two late goals after trailing by five goals earlier in the match.

Fazli shields his marker

Netherlands, Eredivisie, Ajax – NAC Breda 0:0
Uros Matic was an unused substitute for NAC Breda, while his teammate Aleksandar Damchevski remained outside of the squad due to a long-term knee injury.

Russia, National Football League, Krylia Sovetov – Gazovik 1:0
Adis Jahovic played the entire game for Krylia Sovetov and also received a yellow card in the 85th minute. Krylia Sovetov scored the lone goal in stoppage time of the 90th minute when substitute Sergei Kornilenko sent his header past the Gazovik keeper.

Jahovic challenges for the ball

Spain, Liga BBVA, Granada – Sevilla 1:1
Stole Dimitrievski was not summoned to the first team of Granada. Instead, he played for Granada B this weekend where he conceded two goals in a 2:2 draw against Sevilla B.

Spain, Liga Adelante, Numancia – Barcelona B 1:0
David Babunski was an unused substitute for Barcelona B.

France, Ligue 1, Monaco – Rennes 1:1
Gjoko Zajkov was not among the 18 players called up by Rennes.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Diósgyőr – Videoton 1:2
Mirko Ivanovski opened on the bench for Videoton before he was introduced in the 71st minute to replace Róbert Feczesin. Videoton continues to lead the way at the top of the table in Hungary.

Ivanovski (#19) and teammates after the win

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Lombard-Pápa 4:0
Enis Bardhi started in attacking midfield for Újpest and played the full match. Bardhi had his best chance in the 32nd minute when his shot from inside the area was saved by the opposing keeper. Still, Újpest would cruise to record three easy points.

Bardhi and his teammates celebrate

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, MTK Budapest – Győr 2:1
Vladica Brdarovski played all 90 minutes for Győr in the slim road defeat against MTK Budapest.

Brdarovski makes a sliding challenge

Romania, Liga I, CS Universitatea Craiova – Dinamo București 0:0
Kristijan Naumovski stayed on the bench for Dinamo București as the #2 keeper behind Traian Marc.

Romania, Liga I, Viitorul – Astra 2:0
Boban Nikolov was an unused substitute for Viitorul. Nikolov returned to the first team after a lengthy absence, but he remained on the bench in this game.

Cyprus, First Division (Championship Group), APOEL – Ermis 3:0
Valmir Nafiu played the complete match for APOEL in their comfortable home victory over Ermis. Two of the goals by APOEL came in similar fashion on close range efforts from corner kicks. As for Ermis, Martin Bogatinov and Besart Ibraimi were recently released by the club.

Nafiu lets go of the ball

Cyprus, First Division (Relegation Group), Othellos Athienou – Ayia Napa 2:2
Bojan Markoski did not feature for Ayia Napa due to a yellow cards suspension.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, Podbeskidzie – Wisła Kraków 2:2
Ostoja Stjepanovic was an unused substitute for Wisła Kraków. Stjepanovic is still waiting for a chance to play for Wisła Kraków’s first team following his torn ACL. However, that hasn’t happened so far as this was the third consecutive match in which he stayed on the bench.

Poland, I Liga, Zagłębie Lubin – Olimpia Grudziądz 1:0
Aleksandar Todorovski played all 90 minutes for Zagłębie Lubin and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet. Todorovski was also shown a yellow card (his 4th this season), so he will be suspended for the next match.

Todorovski attempts a cross

Bosnia and Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sarajevo – Čelik 1:1
Krste Velkoski opened on the bench for Sarajevo before he was introduced in the 63rd minute to replace Edin Rustemović. Sarajevo dropped two more points as their fans have become hostile to the players. There were insulting banners aimed at the players during the game, and things will not get better after this result.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Mladost – Olimpic 0:0
Filip Gligorov was not available for Olimpic due to a yellow cards suspension.

Thailand, Toyota League Cup, Songkhla United – Muangthong United 1:4
Mario Gjurovski played the entire game for Muangthong United who made easy work of Songkhla United in the league cup. Gjurovski collected the assist on the second goal when he chested down a ball to set up one of his teammates.

The assist by Gjurovski (at 2:30):

Thailand, Toyota League Cup, Sakaeo – Bangkok Glass 1:2
Darko Tasevski started for Bangkok Glass and played until the 67th minute when he was substituted by Leandro Oliveira. Tasevski picked up the assist on the opening goal in the 5th minute when he played a good through ball.

Video of Tasevski’s assist (at 1:52):

Thailand, Toyota League Cup, Khonkaen – Chainat 3:1
Borche Manevski played from the start for Chainat who was eliminated from the league cup in Thailand. After not playing for a while, Manevski looked rusty out there and failed to threaten the opponent’s goal.

Manevski during the game

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skenderbeu – Apolonia 1:0
Aco Stojkov started in attack for Skenderbeu and played until the 55th minute when he was replaced by Leonit Bazi. Skenderbeu needed a late goal in the 84th minute to maintain its spot at the top of the table.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Elbasani – Tirana 1:3
Kire Ristevski was an unused substitute for Tirana.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Partizani – Kukësi 1:1
Ardian Cuculi got the start for Partizani and played until the 74th minute when he received his second yellow card of the game, leading to a sending off. That also led to a penalty for Kukësi which they converted for the final 1:1 scoreline.

Cuculi was sent off early

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Vllaznia – Flamurtari 1:1
Nijaz Lena played all 90 minutes for Flamurtari in central midfield, while his teammate Yani Urdinov was not included in the 18 player matchday squad. According to media in Albania, Urdinov is expected to be released by Flamurtari in the coming days.

Greece, Super League, Kerkyra – PAOK 0:1
Vladimir Dimitrovski played the entire game for Kerkyra who suffered a narrow loss by conceding the only goal in the 83rd minute directly from a free kick.

Dimitrovski during the PAOK game

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, DAC Dunajská Streda – Košice 1:1
Darko Tofiloski returned to the Košice squad and started in goal against DAC Dunajská Streda. In the 52nd minute, with his team leading 0:1, Tofiloski conceded an equalizer on a shot from inside the area.

Tofiloski returned to action

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Voždovac – Crvena Zvezda 0:1
Daniel Avramovski was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Crvena Zvezda, while Tome Kitanovski was not available for Voždovac due to a red card suspension.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Donji Srem – OFK Beograd 4:0
Both Darko Micevski of OFK Beograd and Riste Mitrevski of Donji Srem played the full match for their respective teams. Mitrevski nearly scored in the 25th minute, but his header following a corner kick went just wide. As for Martin Hristov, he stayed on the bench for the home side.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Simurq – Qarabağ 0:2
Muarem Muarem got the start for Qarabağ and played until the 86th minute when he made way for Haji Ahmadov. Muarem netted both goals on shots from close range.

Video of Muarem’s two goals:

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Baník Ostrava – Slovácko 0:2
Veliche Shumulikoski was an unused substitute for Slovácko.

South Korea, K-League Classic, Busan – Jeonnam 0:2
Stevica Ristic played all 90 minutes for Jeonnam and scored what proved to be the game winning goal in the 67th minute. Ristic sent a shot into an empty net after being set up nicely by one of his teammates.

Video of Stevica’s goal (at 4:47):

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Häcken – Göteborg 1:2
Leonard Zuta started at left-back for Häcken and played the complete match. Zuta also received a yellow card in the 90th minute.

Zuta dribbles the ball

Kazakhstan, Premier League, Aktobe – Zhetysu 2:0
Dushan Savic played the entire game for Zhetysu who conceded one goal in each half to suffer the road loss against Aktobe. After eight rounds this season, Zhetysu currently sits in last place with only three points.

Armenia, Premier League, Banants – Shirak 3:6
Filip Timov opened on the bench for Banants before he was introduced in the 37th minute to replace the injured Valter Poghosyan. His team suffered a heavy, high scoring home defeat against Shirak.

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