Nikolche Noveski played his final home game for Mainz, Adis Jahovic collected three goals for Krylia Sovetov, Nikola Jakimovski scored directly from a free kick for Varese, while Mirko Ivanovski netted his first league goal for Videoton.
Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Europa League Play-offs, Lokeren – Mechelen 2:2
Besart Abdurahimi opened on the bench for Lokeren before he was introduced in the 78th minute to substitute Nill De Pauw. Besart attempted one shot in the 89th minute, but his effort went wide of the goal.
Belgium, Promotion Play-offs, OH Leuven – Lierse 0:0
Daniel Mojsov played the entire game for Lierse at right center-back, while Jovan Kostovski started at center forward for OH Leuven and played until the 87th minute when he was replaced by Kenny Van Hoevelen. Both Mojsov and Kostovski were also shown yellow cards during the game, meaning both are suspended for the next match (2 yellow cards each). With this 0:0 draw, OH Leuven kept its one point advantage over second placed Lierse in the four-team promotion play-offs.
Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off I, Club Brugge – Gent 2:3
Damjan Shishkovski was not included in the matchday squad by Gent. His club got a crucial road win to stay in first place. Gent is close to clinching the league title in Belgium with only two rounds remaining on the schedule.
Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Rapid Wien – Austria Wien 4:1
Vanche Shikov remains out of favor at Austria Wien who suffered a heavy defeat against their in-city rival Rapid Wien. Shikov has not played in an actual game since March 21, and that will not change before the end of this season. With the Slovakia qualifier coming on June 14, that would be almost three months with no game action. Thus, it would be hard to justify Shikov getting a call-up for that qualifier.
Germany, Bundesliga, Mainz – Köln 2:0
Nikolche Noveski started in central defense for Mainz and played until the 87th minute when he was given a standing ovation to mark his final home game for the club. Mainz announced that they would not be re-signing Noveski, so this was his send-off. Noveski got emotional and shed a few tears as he was exiting the pitch. After the match, Nikolche was celebrated by his teammates and fans for his loyalty and dedications to Mainz. At 36 years old, Noveski will have to decide this summer whether to retire, or join another team to continue his career.
Turkey, Spor Toto Süper Lig, Galatasaray – Gençlerbirliği 1:0
Goran Pandev was an unused substitute for Galatasaray.
Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Dinamo Zagreb – Hajduk Split 4:0
Arijan Ademi played all 90 minutes for Dinamo Zagreb who destroyed Hajduk Split 4:0 in the Croatian derby. Ademi also received a yellow card in the 83rd minute.
Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Slaven Belupo 2:0
Muzafer Ejupi started in attack for Slaven Belupo and played the full 90 minutes.
Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Maribor – Domžale 1:0
Agim Ibraimi played the entire game for Maribor who clinched the league title in Slovenia with this win over Domžale. Ibraimi created his best chance in the 37th minute when he lobbed the keeper, but his shot didn’t have enough power and was cleared off the line. Agim was also shown a yellow card in the 61st minute.
Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Olimpija – Celje 1:2
Aleksandar Lazevski was an unused substitute for Olimpija. Kenan Bajric returned from his injury to start at left-back, so Lazevski found himself on the bench.
Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Koper – Krka 0:2
Dejan Peshevski opened on the bench for Koper before he was introduced in the 72nd minute to replace Goran Galesic. Peshevski also picked up a yellow card in the 89th minute.
Italy, Serie B, Virtus Entella – Latina 2:0
Stefan Ristovski played all 90 minutes for Latina and also received a yellow card in the 22nd minute.
Italy, Serie B, Varese – Pescara 2:1
Nikola Jakimovski got the start for Varese and played until the 71st minute when he made way for Niccolò Dondoni. Jakimovski scored his first goal for Varese just before halftime on a well struck free kick.
Denmark, Superliga, Silkeborg – Brøndby 0:2
Ferhan Hasani started for Brøndby and played until the 50th minute when an injury forced him to be substituted by Frederik Holst. Brøndby has not disclosed the severity of his injury. Hasani has been an injury prone player throughout his career, but this is a bad break since he’s been in good form. Hopefully it won’t be anything serious.
Australia, Hyundai A-League Grand Final, Melbourne Victory – Sydney 3:0
Daniel Georgievski played the entire game for Melbourne Victory who won the grand final in Australia after demolishing Sydney. Georgievski was fielded in his usual left-back position. Daniel is a free agent this summer, so it remains to be seen whether he will re-sign with Melbourne Victory.
Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Grasshoppers – St. Gallen 2:0
Muhamed Demiri continues to be left out of the St. Gallen squad.
Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Basel – Young Boys 0:0
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was not available for Young Boys due to a season-ending knee injury.
Switzerland, Challenge League, Schaffhausen – Le Mont 1:1
Ezgjan Alioski started at left-back for Schaffhausen and played the complete match. Schaffhausen took the initial lead in the 32nd minute, but Le Mont equlized early in the 2nd half.
Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil – Biel 1:1
Samir Fazli played all 90 minutes for Wil and scored the lone goal for his team in the 7th minute. It came on a close range header as Fazli recorded his 10th goal of the season in the Swiss second division.
Netherlands, Eredivisie, NAC Breda – Groningen 4:5
Uros Matic played the entire game for NAC Breda, while his teammate Aleksandar Damchevski remained sidelined with a long-term injury. Matic played further up the pitch with defensive midfielder Joeri de Kamps returning from his suspension. Matic left a good enough impression from the prior match to be handed another start. NAC Breda finished in 16th place on the standings, so they will now head to the relegation play-offs in their efforts to avoid the drop.
Russia, Football National League, Luch-Energiya – Krylia Sovetov 0:5
Adis Jahovic started in attack for Krylia Sovetov and played until the 78th minute when he was replaced by Sergei Kornilenko. Jahovic scored a hat-trick with goals in the 19th, 58th and 71st minute. The first goal came on sticking out his leg and connecting on a free kick played into the box, the second goal came on receiving a long pass and going around the keeper, while his final goal came on utilizing his pace to beat his marker before sending a shot to the back of the net.
Spain, Liga Adelante, Mirandés – Barcelona B 2:3
David Babunski was an unused substitute for Barcelona B.
Spain, Segunda División B, Linense – Granada B 0:0
Stole Dimitrievski played from the start for Granada B and kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw against Linense. This was the final fixture of the season for Granada B.
France, Ligue 1, Reims – Rennes 1:0
Gjoko Zajkov was not among the 19 players called up by Rennes.
Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Honvéd – Videoton 1:1
Mirko Ivanovski played all 90 minutes for Videoton and scored the only goal for his team in the 22nd minute. Following a long free kick, Ivanovski stuck out his leg and sent his effort to the back of the net. Mirko also picked up a yellow card in the 71st minute.
Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – MTK Budapest 1:0
Enis Bardhi got the start for Újpest and played until the 54th minute when he was replaced by Bojan Sanković. Újpest compiled the lone goal in the 72nd minute as they won their fifth consecutive game in league play.
Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Diósgyőr – Győr 4:1
Vladica Brdarovski started for Győr and played until the 48th minute when he received a direct red card. Brdarovski fouled an opponent from behind, leading to a penalty and a sending off. Diósgyőr would miss penalty (saved by the keeper), but they still won the game 4:1.
Romania, Liga I, Dinamo București – Gaz Metan Mediaș 1:1
Kristijan Naumovski played from the start for Dinamo București and conceded one late goal in the 90th minute. The goal came in the third and final minute of stoppage time on a shot from the edge of the area.
Romania, Liga I, Concordia – Viitorul 2:0
Boban Nikolov played the entire game for Viitorul and attempted one shot in the 42nd minute that he skied over the goal, while Hristijan Dragarski was an unused substitute for Concordia.
Cyprus, First Division (Championship Group), APOEL – AEK Larnaca 1:1
Valmir Nafiu was an unused substitute for APOEL.
Cyprus, First Division (Relegation Group), Ethnikos Achnas – Ayia Napa 3:2
Bojan Markoski was given a rest by Ayia Napa as the club ensured last weekend that it would keep its top division status for next season. Thus, the final two games (one of them being this match) don’t have much meaning to Ayia Napa who achieved their objective of avoiding relegation.
Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa (Championship Group), Lechia Gdańsk – Wisła Kraków 2:2
Ostoja Stjepanovic was an unused substitute for Wisła Kraków.
Poland, I Liga, Zagłębie Lubin – Tychy 2:0
Aleksandar Todorovski started at right-back for Zagłębie Lubin and played the complete match. Zagłębie Lubin continued its winning ways to inch one step closer to achieving promotion.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Sarajevo – Željezničar 0:0
Krste Velkoski played all 90 minutes for Sarajevo in the goalless draw against Željezničar. This was a big game in Bosnia since these two teams are #1 and #2 on the table, so both teams were cautious in not wanting to make a mistake. In the end, Sarajevo maintained its one point advantage over second placed Željezničar (two rounds remaining).
Bosnia and Herzegovina, BH Telecom Premijer Liga, Olimpic – Slavija 1:0
Filip Gligorov opened on the bench for Olimpic before he made a late appearance in the 77th minute to replace Jadranko Bogicevic. Olimpic notched their goal in the 81st minute to edge Slavija.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skenderbeu – Flamurtari 2:0
Aco Stojkov got the start for Skenderbeu and played until the 61st minute when he made way for Dhiego Martins. Stojkov recorded the assist on the first goal in the 40th minute when he found Liridon Latifi who sent his effort to the back of the net. Skenderbeu won the league title in Albania with these three points. As for Flamurtari, Nijaz Lena played the complete match.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Kukësi – Tirana 4:1
Kire Ristevski did not feature for Tirana in their convincing loss versus Kukësi.
Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Partizani – Vllaznia 1:0
Ardian Cuculi played the whole match for Partizani who scored the only goal in the 25th minute via a converted penalty kick. Partizani, who faces the last placed team in the final round of the season, will clinch a spot in the Europa League qualifications if they win that game, as expected.
Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Crvena Zvezda 2:4
Daniel Avramovski began the game on the bench for Crvena Zvezda before he came onto the pitch in the 72nd minute to substitute Nenad Gavric. As for OFK Beograd, Darko Micevski played all 90 minutes in central midfield.
Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Donji Srem – Napredak 1:2
Riste Mitrevski opened on the bench for Donji Srem before he was introduced in the 79th minute to replace Igor Jelic, while his teammate Martin Hristov came off the bench at the start of the 2nd half to take the place of Luka Sindic. Donji Srem was officially relegated to the second division in Serbia.
Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Voždovac – Borac Čačak 1:0
Tome Kitanovski started at right-back for Voždovac and played until the 88th minute when he was substituted by Davor Škerjanc. Kitanovski also picked up a yellow card in the 68th minute.
Iceland, Úrvalsdeild, KR Reykjavík – Fjölnir 2:0
Daniel Ivanovski played all 90 minutes for Fjölnir who conceded one goal in each half to suffer the road loss against KR Reykjavík.
Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Qarabağ – Sumqayıt 1:0
Muarem Muarem was not available for Qarabağ due to a yellow cards suspension. Qarabağ clinched the league title in Azerbaijan with this win over Sumqayıt.
Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Sparta Praha – Slovácko 5:2
Veliche Shumulikoski was not summoned in the 18 player matchday squad by Slovácko.
South Korea, K-League Classic, Seoul – Jeonnam 3:0
Stevica Ristic started in attack for Jeonnam and played the full 90 minutes. Ristic had two huge misses in the 63rd minute. He made a bad touch to squander his first chance, but then the ball would find him again and this time he skied a shot from close range well over the goal.
Kazakhstan, Premier League, Tobol – Zhetysu 3:1
Dushan Savic played the entire game for Zhetysu and scored the lone goal for his team in the 65th minute. Savic controlled a cross from the left hand side, made one dribble, before firing a close range shot past the opposing keeper.
Finland, Veikkausliiga, KuPS – Inter Turku 1:1
Egzon Belica started in central defense for Inter Turku and played the complete match. Both teams scored one goal apiece via converted penalty kicks.
Armenia, Premier League, Pyunik – Banants 1:2
Filip Timov played all 90 minutes for Banants in their slim triumph over Pyunik, the club that has already clinched the league title in Armenia.