Macedonian internationals performances

Shikov wins a header; photo: LAOLAVanche Shikov notched an assist on the winning goal for Austria Wien, Agim Ibraimi and Krste Velkoski recorded two assists for their respective teams, Ilija Nestorovski added three more goals for Inter Zaprešić, while Enis Bardhi managed to get on the scoresheet for Újpest.

Italy, Serie A, Torino – Palermo 2:1
Aleksandar Trajkovski started for Palermo and played until the 82nd minute when he was replaced by Antonino La Gumina. Trajkovski came close to scoring in the 40th minute when his well struck free kick thumped the top of the crossbar. Trajkovski also caused Torino defender Cristian Molinaro to receive a red card in the 61st minute when he was fouled.

The free kick by Trajkovski struck the top of the crossbar

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – Milan 1:0
Goran Pandev was not available for Genoa due to a red card suspension. Pandev was banned for three games by the disciplinary committee of the Italian federation. They deemed that his elbow to the face of Lazio defender Maurício was intentional.

Austria, tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien – Wolfsberger 1:0
Vanche Shikov played the entire game for Austria Wien and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet. Shikov collected the assist on the lone goal in the 76th minute. After a set piece, Shikov got his head on the ball and found Alexander Grünwald who himself sent a header to the back of the net.

To view Shikov’s assist, click here.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Dinamo Zagreb – Osijek 4:1
Arijan Ademi was given a rest by Dinamo Zagreb as his club is getting ready for Tuesday’s Champions League encounter against Bayern München in Germany.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Slaven Belupo – Rijeka 0:0
Both Stefan Ristovski and Leonard Zuta played the complete match for Rijeka at right-back and left-back, respectively. As for Slaven Belupo, Muzafer Ejupi started at center-forward and played until the 72nd minute when he was replaced by Filip Mihajlevic.

Rijeka's starting lineup with Ristovski and Zuta

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Zagreb – Inter Zaprešić 2:3
Ilija Nestorovski played all 90 minutes for Inter Zaprešić and scored all three goals for his team. The first goal in the 38th minute came on a shot after a clever spin, the second goal in the 67th minute was the result of a header, while the third goal in the 76th minute saw Nestorovski connect on a volley after a cross from the left hand side.

To view Nestorovski’s three goals, click here.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, RNK Split – Hajduk Split 0:2
Marko Simonovski opened on the bench for RNK Split before he was introduced in the 61st minute to substitute Petar Franjic. The Split derby resulted in a win for Hajduk.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Krško – Maribor 1:3
Agim Ibraimi started on the wing for Maribor and played until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Daniel Vujcic. Ibraimi was credited with two assists in the 38th and 71st minute. The first assist was following a corner kick when his cross was headed home by Marko Suler. The second assist was rather fortunate as Dare Vrsic, the goalscorer, did most of the work. However, since Ibraimi made the last pass, he was given an assist.

The first (at 1:18) and second (at 1:59) assist by Ibraimi:

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Domžale – Olimpija 1:1
Zeni Husmani got the start for Domžale and played until the 56th minute when he made way for Lucas Horvat. Husmani returned to action after missing the past month with an undisclosed illness.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Standard Liège – OH Leuven 2:2
Jovan Kostovski continues to be sidelined for OH Leuven with a serious shoulder injury.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Lokeren – Club Brugge 0:1
Besart Abdurahimi opened on the bench for Lokeren before he was introduced in the 59th minute to take the spot of Mohammad Ghadir. Abdurahimi had his best opportunity in the 88th minute, but the Club Brugge keeper made a good save. Besart performed well, something that should lead to more playing time in the future. As a matter of fact, (one of the top websites in Belgium) named Abdurahimi the player of the match for Lokeren, despite him only playing about 30 minutes.

Abdurahimi attempts a cross

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Mechelen – Charleroi 0:1
Gjoko Zajkov was an unused substitute for Charleroi.

Turkey, PTT 1. Lig, Alanyaspor – Adana Demirspor 2:2
Daniel Mojsov played all 90 minutes for Adana Demirspor in their road draw against Alanyaspor. Mojsov also received a yellow card in the 36th minute.

Mojsov looks on

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Békéscsaba – Videoton 2:0
Mirko Ivanovski was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Videoton.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – MTK Budapest 2:2
Enis Bardhi started for Újpest and played until the 72nd minute when he was replaced by Gábor Nagy. Bardhi scored the second goal for Újpest in the 48th minute, something that had to be corrected after the game. Mbaye Diagne was initially credited with the goal, but replays clearly showed that Diagne did not touch Bardhi’s cross/shot, so Enis was given the goal.

Video of the goal by Bardhi:

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Legia – Termalica 1:1
Ivan Trichkovski opened on the bench for Legia before he was introduced in the 59th minute to take the spot of Michał Kucharczyk. Legia grabbed an equalizer seconds after his entrance, but they were unable to get another goal, thus settling for the disappointing home draw.

Trichkovski controls the ball

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Lechia Gdańsk – Zagłębie Lubin 3:1
Aleksandar Todorovski was fielded at right-back for Zagłębie Lubin and played until the 83rd minute when he was substituted by Eryk Sobków. Zagłębie Lubin led 1:0 at halftime, but Lechia came storming back in the 2nd half to score three unanswered goals.

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 4, Almeria B – Granada B 2:1
Stole Dimitrievski started at goalkeeper for Granada B and conceded two goals in the 22nd and 87th minute, the latter being the game winner.

Dimitrievski looks to clear the ball

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 3, Barcelona B – Hércules 0:0
David Babunski got the start for Barcelona B and played until the 62nd minute when he made way for Lionel Enguene. Babunski created one chance in the 39th minute, but his shot from distance went just wide.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Gefle – Norrköping 1:2
David Mitov Nilsson played from the start for Norrköping and conceded one goal in the 21st minute. It came on a nice chip attempt after Nilsson left his goal indecisively. Norrköping would still win 2:1 to remain in first place on the standings.

The only goal that Nilsson conceded:

Sweden, Superettan, Ängelholms – Mjällby 1:1
Daniel Ivanovski did not suit up for Mjällby due to a hamstring injury. He’s been playing through some discomfort in the past couple of games, but Ivanovski was kept out entirely in this match.

Russia, Premier League, Krylia Sovetov – Dynamo Moskva 0:0
Adis Jahovic was not summoned in the Krylia Sovetov squad. Jahovic is training, with some restrictions, to boost his fitness levels following a long injury layoff.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Crvena Zvezda – Novi Pazar 2:0
Stefan Ashkovski started on the left wing for Novi Pazar and played until the 74th minute when he was replaced by Vladimir Radivojevic. Ashkovski also picked up a yellow card in the 42nd minute.

Ashkovski makes a sliding challenge

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Spartak Subotica 2:0
Neither Daniel Avramovski nor Ostoja Stjepanovic featured for OFK Beograd.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Čukarički – Mladost Lučani 0:1
Both Aleksandar Lazevski and Tome Kitanovski played the complete match for Mladost Lučani. Lazevski missed a huge chance in the 21st minute. On a rebound opportunity, a shot by Lazevski first hit the right goalpost before then striking the left one as well. However, the ball somehow stayed out.

The missed chance by Lazevski that hit both posts (at 2:04):

Switzerland, Challenge League, Aarau – Schaffhausen 2:0
Ezgjan Alioski opened on the bench for Schaffhausen before he was introduced at the start of the 2nd half to substitute Haxhi Neziraj.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Thun – Young Boys 0:1
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi continues to rehab from a long-term injury to both knees (required surgery), so he was not available for Young Boys.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Premijer Liga, Sarajevo – Vitez 4:0
Krste Velkoski played the entire game for Sarajevo and compiled two assists, on the first and third goal. The first one saw Velkoski’s corner kick connect with the head of Tomislav Barbaric, while the second assist was Krste setting up Adnan Kovacevic with an accurate pass.

Video of Velkoski’s first (at 0:28) and second (at 1:40) assist:

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Qarabağ – Neftçi 1:1
Vladimir Dimitrovski was not among the 18 players called up by Qarabağ.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Fortuna Sittard – NAC Breda 1:2
Uros Matic opened on the bench for NAC Breda before he made a late appearance in the 90th minute to replace Elson Hooi.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, APOEL – Aris Limassol 4:0
Valmir Nafiu was once again missing from the APOEL squad, while Edin Nuredinoski stayed on the bench for Aris Limassol as the #2 keeper behind Giorgos Loizou.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Apollon – Ethnikos Achnas 5:2
Martin Bogatinov played from the start for Ethnikos Achnas and conceded five goals in the heavy home defeat against Apollon.

Bogatinov conceded 5 goals

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ayia Napa – Omonia 1:2
Bojan Markoski was fielded at center-back for Ayia Napa and played the complete match. Omonia netted two goals in the 21st and 28th minute to pick up the win.

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Osotspa – Muangthong United 1:5
Mario Gjurovski started in midfield for Muangthong United and played until the 76th minute when Sivakorn Tiatrakul took his place. Gjurovski amassed one goal and two assists. His goal came on a converted penalty kick after he drew the foul inside the area. His two assists came on the second and fifth goal.

Video of Mario’s first assist (at 1:56), goal (at 3:16) and second assist (at 5:19):

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Ratchaburi – Bangkok Glass 1:0
Darko Tasevski got the start for Bangkok Glass and played until the 81st minute when he made way for Goshi Okubo. Bangkok Glass, tied for first place not too long long, has seen a dip of form eliminate them from title contention.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Ružomberok – DAC Dunajská Streda 1:0
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Ružomberok and kept a clean sheet. Tofiloski made his two best saves in the 3rd and 86th minute.

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Slovácko – Bohemians 1:0
Veliche Shumulikoski returned from his back injury for Slovácko to play all 90 minutes. Shumulikoski served as the team’s captain as Slovácko scored the lone goal in the 36th minute to snatch all three points.

Shumulikoski wore the captain's armband for his team

Kazakhstan, Premier League (Relegation Group), Kaisar – Zhetysu 3:1
Dushan Savic played all 90 minutes for Zhetysu in their road defeat against Kaisar.

Bulgaria, A Group, Lokomotiv Plovdiv – Slavia Sofia 2:0
Zoran Baldovaliev started at center-forward for Lokomotiv Plovdiv and played until the 72nd minute when he was substituted by Emil Gargorov. Baldovaliev collected the assist on the first goal in the 33rd minute when his cross found the eventual scorer Martin Kamburov. Zoran then had a great chance in the 60th minute, but his effort was saved by the keeper.

Video of the assist by Baldovaliev (at 0:35):

Denmark, Bet25 Liga, Helsingør – Horsens 1:1
Aleksandar Stankov was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Horsens.

Denmark, Bet25 Liga, Vejle – Vendsyssel 1:1
Antonio Stankov played the entire game for Vejle and also received a yellow card in the 52nd minute.

Moldova, Divizia Națională, Sheriff – Dacia 0:0
Medzit Neziri was not available for Dacia due to a long-term injury (broken collarbone).

Armenia, Premier League, Mika – Banants 1:0
Vlatko Drobarov played all 90 minutes for Banants in central defense. The lone goal was scored at the half hour mark to give Mika all three points.

Drobarov (#19) during the match

Finland, Suomen Cup, Mariehamn – Inter Turku 2:1
Egzon Belica opened on the bench for Inter Turku before he made a late appearance in the 80th minute to replace Kaan Kairinen. His team lost the Finnish Cup final to Mariehamn, thus falling just short in capturing that trophy.

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