Macedonian internationals performances

Dorian Babunski after his goal; photo: FuenlabradaIlija Nestorovski added two more goals for Inter Zaprešić, while Dorian Babunski scored his first goal for Fuenlabrada. Overall, though, this was a brutal weekend for most Macedonian internationals.

Italy, Serie A, Palermo – Inter 1:1
Aleksandar Trajkovski was an unused substitute for Palermo. This was the second consecutive match in which Trajkovski stayed on the bench.

Italy, Serie A, Empoli – Genoa 2:0
Goran Pandev was not available for Genoa due to an injury. Pandev will be sidelined for one month after hurting his hamstring.

Italy, Serie B, Como – Latina 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski opened on the bench for Como before he was introduced in the 76th minute to replace Cesare Ambrosini. Each team grabbed one goal in the 2nd half to share the points.

Jakimovski looks on from the bench

Austria, tipico Bundesliga, Rapid Wien – Austria Wien 1:2
Vanche Shikov did not play for Austria Wien as his recovery from a thigh injury was deemed not quite ready. So, he was kept out. Austria Wien would score a late game winner to down Rapid Wien, their biggest rival.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Rijeka – Dinamo Zagreb 2:1
Arijan Ademi continued to serve his indefinite suspension for Dinamo Zagreb due to a positive doping test. As for Rijeka, Stefan Ristovski remained on the bench as an unused substitute, while Leonard Zuta played the whole fixture at left-back. Zuta was out-jumped by Junior Fernandes in the 6th minute, leading his marker to score with a header. However, Rijeka responded well by notching two goals in the 2nd half to get the win.

Rijeka celebrated the win over Dinamo

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Inter Zaprešić – Istra 1961 3:0
Ilija Nestorovski played all 90 minutes for Inter Zaprešić and netted two goals to bring his tally to an even ten for the season. The first goal by Nestorovski in the 6th minute came on a deflected shot, while his second goal in the 54th minute saw him score from inside the area after a well executed counter attack.

To view Ilija’s two goals, click here.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Zagreb – RNK Split 1:2
Marko Simonovski was not among the 18 players called up by RNK Split. Simonovski has lost his spot in the rotation after the club recently changed coaches.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Osijek – Slaven Belupo 0:0
Muzafer Ejupi started for Slaven Belupo and played until the 55th minute when he was replaced by fellow striker Stefan Savic.

Ejupi battles for the ball

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Westerlo – Lokeren 1:2
Besart Abdurahimi was an unused substitute for Lokeren.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, OH Leuven – Waasland-Beveren 0:2
Jovan Kostovski remains out of action for OH Leuven due to a long-term injury (shoulder). As we reported earlier this month, Kostovski is targeting a return in early December.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Charleroi – Standard Liège 2:3
Gjoko Zajkov was not included in the squad selection by Charleroi.

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Legia – Lech Poznań 0:1
Ivan Trichkovski made his first start for Legia and played until the 60th minute when he was replaced by Brazilian midfielder Guilherme. Trichkovski was mostly quiet as Legia lost a close one to Lech Poznań.

Trichkovski during the game

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Zagłębie Lubin – Górnik Łęczna 0:0
Aleksandar Todorovski stayed on the bench for Zagłębie Lubin as an unused substitute.

Turkey, PTT 1. Lig, Adana Demirspor – Adanaspor 2:0
Daniel Mojsov was an unused substitute for Adana Demirspor who won their in-city derby against Adanaspor.

Turkey, Spor Toto Süper Lig, Eskişehirspor – Kayserispor 1:3
Muarem Muarem did not make the 18 player matchday squad by Eskişehirspor.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Haladás – Videoton 1:0
Mirko Ivanovski opened on the bench for Videoton before he was introduced in the 69th minute to replace Loïc Nego. For Ivanovski, this was his first appearance for Videoton in nearly two months.

Ivanovski returned for Videoton

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Vasas 2:0
Enis Bardhi played the entire game for Újpest who needed two goals after the 80th minute to edge Vasas. Bardhi had his best chance in the 11th minute, but his direct free kick was saved by the diving keeper.

Enis Bardhi

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 4, Jaén – Granada B 0:1
Stole Dimitrievski started at goalkeeper for Granada B and kept a clean sheet in the narrow triumph over Jaén. Dimitrievski was also shown a yellow card in the 77th minute for time wasting.

Dimitrievski catches the ball

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 3, Barcelona B – Lleida 1:0
David Babunski began on the bench for Barcelona B before he was brought on in the 63rd minute to take the spot of Aitor Cantalapiedra. Barcelona B managed its only goal in the 17th minute to record all three points.

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 3, Ebro – Fuenlabrada 3:3
Dorian Babunski started for Fuenlabrada and played until the 81st minute when he was replaced by Vincent Weijl. Dorian scored the first goal for Fuenlabrada in the 11st minute. There is no video of the goal yet, but Fuenlabrada will provide highlights of the game in the coming days on their youtube page. Once available, that video will be added here as well.

Video of the goal by Babunski (at 2:00):

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Radnik Surdulica – Novi Pazar 2:0
Stefan Ashkovski opened on the bench for Novi Pazar before he came on at the start of the 2nd half to substitute Rados Protic. Ashkovski only lasted 25 minutes before a jaw injury forced him to leave the pitch.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Metalac 1:0
Ostoja Stjepanovic played the whole match for OFK Beograd, while his teammate Daniel Avramovski also got the start and played until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Filip Matovic. Both Stjepanovic and Avramovski were also shown yellow cards as OFK Beograd collected a much needed win.

Avramovski and others wait for a free kick

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Mladost Lučani – Partizan 2:2
Aleksandar Lazevski started at left-back for Mladost Lučani and played all 90 minutes, while his teammate Tome Kitanovski was fielded at right-back and played until the 73rd minute when Aleksandar Djokovic took his spot. Kitanovski was involved in the action on the first goal when his cross reached Miloc Lepovic. The first effort by Lepovic was saved, but he scored an easy goal on the rebound.

Kitanovski’s involvement on the first goal:

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Norrköping – Halmstad 3:1
David Mitov Nilsson played from the start for Norrköping and conceded one goal in the 73rd minute when Halmstad converted a penalty kick.

The penalty that Mitov Nilsson conceded:

Sweden, Superettan, Värnamo – Mjällby 4:0
Daniel Ivanovski played the entire game for Mjällby in their convincing road loss against Värnamo. With just one round remaining this season, the best case scenario for Mjällby is the relegation play-off, but a loss could see them face direct relegation.

Russia, Premier League, Ufa – Krylia Sovetov 1:0
Adis Jahovic got the start for Krylia Sovetov and played until the 78th minute when he was replaced by Stanislaw Drahun. Jahovic had a goal disallowed in the 45th minute for offside. Two minutes earlier, Adis had another good chance, but his header went just wide.

Jahovic competes for the ball

Australia, Hyundai A-League, Newcastle Jets – Melbourne Victory 1:0
Daniel Georgievski started at right-back for Melbourne Victory and played the full fixture. Georgievski also received a yellow card on the stroke of halftime for a bad foul. Newcastle Jets snatched all three points by scoring a nice goal from outside of the area in the 75th minute.

Georgievski tries to clear the ball

Switzerland, Challenge League, Neuchâtel Xamax – Schaffhausen 1:0
Ezgjan Alioski played all 90 minutes for Schaffhausen who conceded a late goal in the 83rd minute to suffer the slim road loss against Neuchâtel Xamax.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Basel – Young Boys 1:0
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was not available for Young Boys due to a long-term injury (both knees).

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil – Biel 2:0
Samir Fazli started for Wil and played the complete match. Fazli picked up an assist in the 35th minute, on the first goal, when he set up André Santos, the former member of the Brazilian national team.

Fazli greets Santos after his goal

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Premijer Liga, Mladost – Sarajevo 2:1
Krste Velkoski played the entire game for Sarajevo in their minimal road loss to Mladost. Velkoski recorded the assist on the lone Sarajevo goal in the 43rd minute when his corner kick was headed home by Tomislav Barbaric.

Video of the assist by Velkoski (at 0:19):

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Premijer Liga, Olimpic – Drina 4:0
Filip Gligorov remains out of action for Olimpic due to a serious injury (broken leg). Gligorov expects to be cleared to return in January.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Sumgayit – Qarabağ 1:0
Vladimir Dimitrovski started in central defense for Qarabağ and played the whole match. Qarabağ suffered its first loss of the season by conceding the only goal late in the 85th minute.

Dimitrovski chases his marker

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, NAC Breda – Sparta Rotterdam 4:0
Uros Matic played all 90 minutes for NAC Breda in their convincing home victory over Sparta Rotterdam. Matic was involved in the action on the second goal just before halftime.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ethnikos Achnas – AEK Larnaca 0:2
Martin Bogatinov stayed on the bench for Ethnikos Achnas as the #2 keeper behind Corrin Brooks. Brooks, a recent free agent, signed with Ethnikos Achnas on October 21, and he was preferred to Bogatinov as the starter.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ayia Napa – Apollon 0:3
Bojan Markoski was an unused substitute for Ayia Napa.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, AEL Limassol – Aris Limassol 1:2
Edin Nuredinoski played from the start for Aris Limassol and conceded one goal in the 78th minute. It came on a close range header following a corner kick.

Nuredinoski celebrates the win

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, TOT – Muangthong United 1:1
Mario Gjurovski started for Muangthong United and played until the 70th minute when he was replaced by Kasidech Wettayawong. His team could only muster a draw against the last placed team on the standings, something that might come back to bite Muangthong United in the title race.

Thailand, Toyota Thai Premier League, Nakhon Ratchasima – Bangkok Glass 1:0
Darko Tasevski was fielded in midfield for Bangkok Glass and played the complete encounter. Tasevski also received a yellow card in the 51st minute. Bangkok Glass suffered a tough loss by conceding the only goal in stoppage time of the 90th minute.

Tasevski during the match

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Spartak Trnava – Ružomberok 2:1
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Ružomberok and conceded two goals in the 36th and 41st minute. Tofiloski should have done better to prevent a rebound opportunity on the first goal, but he could not corral cleanly an innocent looking cross.

Slovakia, DOXXbet Liga, Dukla Banská Bystrica – Slovan Bratislava B 1:1
Both Tihomir Kostadinov and Dejan Peshevski lasted the full match for Dukla Banská Bystrica. Kostadinov notched the lone goal for his team in the 57th minute on an effort from close range.

Kostadinov after his goal

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Mladá Boleslav – Slovácko 4:1
Veliche Shumulikoski played the entire game for Slovácko and also received a yellow card in the 36th minute. Mladá Boleslav scored two goals apiece in each half to dismantle Slovácko.

South Korea, K-League Classic (Relegation Group), Jeonnam – Ulsan Hyundai 2:5
Stevica Ristic got the start for Jeonnam and played the complete encounter. Ristic scored the first goal for Jeonnam in the 35th minute when he converted a penalty kick.

Video of the goal by Ristic (at 2:35):

Hong Kong, League Cup, Pegasus – Yuen Long 1:0
Kristijan Naumovski remained on the bench for Pegasus as the #2 keeper behind Yuen Ho Chun.

Kazakhstan, Premier League (Relegation Group), Okzhetpes – Zhetysu 1:1
Dushan Savic played the whole fixture for Zhetysu and scored the lone goal for his team in the 44th minute. It came on a powerful shot from inside the area.

The goal by Savic (at 50:00):

Bulgaria, A Group, Litex Lovech – Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0:0
Zoran Baldovaliev started in attack for Lokomotiv Plovdiv and played until the 62nd minute when he was replaced by Yohann Lasimant.

Denmark, Bet25 Liga, Køge – Horsens 0:1
Aleksandar Stankov did not suit up for Horsens due to an injury. Horsens announced last week that Stankov will be out for about three weeks.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Gorica – Domžale 0:1
Zeni Husmani was an unused substitute for Domžale.

Moldova, Divizia Națională, Dinamo-Auto – Dacia 0:2
Medzit Neziri continues to be sidelined for Dacia with a serious shoulder injury.

Armenia, Premier League, Ararat – Banants 0:0
Vlatko Drobarov played all 90 minutes for Banants and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw against Ararat.

Drobarov (dark blue) during the game

Finland, Veikkausliiga, HIFK – Inter Turku 2:0
Egzon Belica started for Inter Turku and played the full match. This was the final round of the 2015 season in Finland, and Inter Turku finished in fourth place.

United States, North American Soccer League, Indy Eleven – Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2:1
Dragan Stojkov was not available for Indy Eleven due to a condition known as shoulder subluxation.

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