Macedonian internationals performances

Zajkov and teammates protect the goal; photo: GentGjoko Zajkov debuted for Charleroi, Ilija Nestorovski added another goal for Inter Zaprešić, Stefan Ristovski collected an assist for Rijeka, David Babunski suffered an injury for Barcelona B, while Krste Velkoski converted a penalty kick for Sarajevo.

Italy, Serie A, Palermo – Chievo 1:0
Aleksandar Trajkovski stayed on the bench for Palermo as an unused substitute. In concerning news, Trajkovski has become somewhat of an afterthought lately. Four of the past five games have seen Trajkovski get no playing time.

Italy, Serie A, Frosinone – Genoa 2:2
Goran Pandev remains out of action for Genoa with an injury. Pandev, who was supposed to arrive in Macedonia on Monday, will not be present at the national team gathering this week. Genoa asked Goran to rehab his injury in Italy. Pandev was slated to have talks with FFM, looking to mend the strained relationship, but that will have to wait.

Italy, Serie B, Virtus Entella – Como 2:2
Nikola Jakimovski was an unused substitute for Como.

Austria, tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien – Red Bull Salzburg 1:1
Vanche Shikov opened on the bench for Austria Wien before he made a late appearance in the 90th minute to replace Larry Kayode. Austria Wien was satisfied with one point against fellow title contender Red Bull Salzburg, so Shikov came on for a striker to protect the draw.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Dinamo Zagreb – Istra 1961 1:0
Arijan Ademi was not available for Dinamo Zagreb due to a suspension (positive doping test).

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Rijeka – RNK Split 2:1
Both Stefan Ristovski and Leonard Zuta lasted the full 90 minutes for Rijeka, while Marko Simonovski did not make the matchday squad for RNK Split. Ristovski recorded the assist on the second goal for Rijeka in the 38th minute when his cross was volleyed home by Roman Bezjak.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Inter Zaprešić – Lokomotiva 1:2
Ilija Nestorovski played the entire game for Inter Zaprešić and scored the lone goal for his team in the 75th minute. On that play, Nestorovski made a nice turn before sending his effort past the Lokomotiva keeper. Nestorovski also picked up a yellow card in the 81st minute.

Nestorovski scored on this shot

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Zagreb – Slaven Belupo 2:0
Muzafer Ejupi began on the bench for Slaven Belupo before he was introduced in the 58th minute to substitute Petar Brlek. Ejupi came close to scoring in the 72nd minute, but his shot was blocked and went out for a corner kick.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Oostende – OH Leuven 3:0
Jovan Kostovski continues to be sidelined for OH Leuven due to a shoulder injury. Kostovski did partly train with the team beginning this past Thursday, so OH Leuven hopes to have Jovan back by late November/early December.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Lokeren – Sint-Truiden 1:1
Besart Abdurahimi was an unused substitute for Lokeren.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Gent – Charleroi 1:3
Gjoko Zajkov finally made his league debut for Charleroi by coming off the bench at the start of the 2nd half to take the spot of fellow defender Dorian Dessoleil. Zajkov also received a yellow card in the 84th minute. Gent dominated most of the possession in the 2nd half, but Zajkov and the rest of the Charleroi defense proved difficult to penetrate. Overall, it was a solid debut for Zajkov that will hopefully lead to more playing time in the future.

Zajkov and teammates celebrate the win

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Legia – Pogoń Szczecin 1:0
Ivan Trichkovski began the game on the bench for Legia before he was introduced in the 66th minute to replace Guilherme, a winger from Brazil. Trichkovski unleashed one shot in the 85th minute from a good position that went wide of the target.

Trichkovski attempts a cross

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Zagłębie Lubin – Wisła Kraków 1:3
Aleksandar Todorovski played all 90 minutes for Zagłębie Lubin in their home loss against Wisła Kraków. In the 66th minute, on the second goal for the visitors, Paweł Brożek saw his header redirect off of Todorovski before reaching the back of the net. Some sites gave the goal to Brożek, while others ruled it an own goal by Todorovski. The Polish federation ultimately credited Todorovski with the own goal.

Video of the own goal by Todorovski (at 1:18):

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Krka – Maribor 0:2
Agim Ibraimi started for Maribor and played until the 90th minute when Jean-Philippe Mendy took his spot. Ibraimi attempted two shots on goal in the 27th and 67th minute, but the keeper denied Agim both times.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Domžale – Celje 2:2
Zeni Husmani stayed on the bench for Domžale as an unused substitute.

Turkey, PTT 1. Lig, Adana Demirspor – Giresunspor 2:3
Daniel Mojsov was an unused substitute for Adana Demirspor. This marked the third consecutive game in which Mojsov sat, and remained, on the bench.

Turkey, Spor Toto Süper Lig, Eskişehirspor – Osmanlıspor 0:2
Muarem Muarem remains out of favor at Eskişehirspor as he once again failed to make the matchday squad.

Sweden, Super Cup, Norrköping – Göteborg 3:0
David Mitov Nilsson played the entire game for Norrköping and kept a clean sheet. One week after Norrköping secured the league title, they also won the Super Cup trophy by easily beating Göteborg. 2015 has been a great season for Norrköping.

David and his team won the Super Cup trophy

Sweden, Superettan (Relegation Play-Off), Mjällby – Örgryte 1:1
Daniel Ivanovski opened on the bench for Mjällby before he made a late appearance in the 101st minute, during extra time, to take the spot of Robin Cederberg. Mjällby led 1:0 after 90 minutes, also the same score that Örgryte won in the first leg, so this match went into extra time. Örgryte scored one goal in that period to send Mjällby to the third division. Mjällby has suffered back-to-back relegations over the past two seasons.

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 4, Cartagena – Granada B 0:0
Stole Dimitrievski played from the start for Granada B and kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw against Cartagena. Dimitrievski was not tested much as he has now gone three consecutive games without conceding a goal.

Dimitrievski dives to punch the ball

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 3, Barcelona B – Llosetense 0:1
David Babunski got the start for Barcelona B and played until the 43rd minute when an injury forced him to be replaced by Carles Aleñà. The severity of David’s injury has not been disclosed, so we should find out soon whether Babunski plans to withdraw from the U21 national team. If so, it would be a tough blow heading into the France qualifier on November 15.

David leaves the pitch with a team doctor

Spain, Segunda División B – Group 3, Real Madrid B – Fuenlabrada 3:2
Dorian Babunski was fielded at center-forward for Fuenlabrada and played until the 72nd minute when Antonio Matas came on for him. This was a special game for Dorian as he faced Real Madrid for the first time as an opponent. He was formerly a member of their academy.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, OFK Beograd – Radnički Niš 0:2
Ostoja Stjepanovic started in midfield for OFK Beograd and played until the 62nd minute when he was substituted by Nikola Cuckic, while his teammate Daniel Avramovski did not make the matchday squad. Stjepanovic was also shown a yellow card in the 26th minute.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Novi Pazar – Mladost Lučani 1:3
Stefan Ashkovski continues to be out of action for Novi Pazar due to an injury (broken jaw). As for Mladost Lučani, Aleksandar Lazevski played the whole fixture at left-back, while Tome Kitanovski, normally a right-back, played further up the pitch and lasted until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Aleksandar Djokovic. Kitanovski was the man of the match with two goals and one assist. His first goal, in particular, was a beauty on a shot from distance.

Video of the two goals and one assist by Kitanovski:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Premijer Liga, Olimpic – Sarajevo 1:3
Krste Velkoski began the game on the bench for Sarajevo before he entered the pitch in the 52nd minute to take the spot of Leon Benko. Velkoski would score the third goal for Sarajevo in the 88th minute when he converted a penalty. That came about after a hand ball inside the area.

The converted penalty kick by Velkoski:

Russia, Premier League, Rubin Kazan – Krylia Sovetov 2:0
Adis Jahovic opened on the bench for Krylia Sovetov before he was introduced in the 70th minute to substitute Alan Chochiev. Jahovic sent an effort over the goal in the 73rd minute. Krylia Sovetov has now gone seven straight games without a win (five losses and two draws).

Australia, Westfield FFA Cup, Melbourne Victory – Perth Glory 2:0
Daniel Georgievski played all 90 minutes for Melbourne Victory and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet. Georgievski found the back of the net in the 81st minute, but it was ruled out for offside. With this win, Melbourne Victory captured the Australian Cup trophy.

Georgievski holding the trophy

Switzerland, Challenge League, Winterthur – Schaffhausen 0:2
Ezgjan Alioski started at left-back for Schaffhausen and played the complete match. This triumph moved Schaffhausen into third place following 15 rounds of play in the Swiss second division.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Lugano – Young Boys 1:1
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi missed another game for Young Boys due to an injury. It is truly a mystery when Taulant will be cleared to return. Eight months have now passed since his operation on both knees.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wil – Le Mont 3:1
Samir Fazli was not available for Wil due to a long-term injury (torn ACL).

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Khazar Lankaran – Qarabağ 0:1
Vladimir Dimitrovski was not among the 18 players called up by Qarabağ.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ethnikos Achnas – Aris Limassol 1:2
Martin Bogatinov stayed on the bench for Ethnikos Achnas as the #2 keeper behind Corrin Brooks, while Edin Nuredinoski played from the start for Aris Limassol and conceded one goal in the 4th minute. That goal came on a powerful shot from close range. Nuredinoski also received a yellow card in the 90th minute for time wasting.

Nuredinoski focuses on the ball

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ayia Napa – Pafos 1:1
Bojan Markoski started in central defense for Ayia Napa and lasted the full 90 minutes. Ayia Napa remains the only team in Cyprus still without a win after ten rounds. That streak nearly ended in this game, but Pafos grabbed a late equalizer in the 74th minute.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Žilina – Ružomberok 2:0
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Ružomberok and conceded two goals in the 62nd and 82nd minute. Both goals came on headers from inside the area. Earlier in the 37th minute, Tofiloski saved a penalty kick.

Tofiloski kicks the ball

Slovakia, DOXXbet Liga, Dukla Banská Bystrica – Dunajská Lužná 3:0
Tihomir Kostadinov got the start for Dukla Banská Bystrica and played until the 75th minute when he made way for Denis Urgela, while his teammate Dejan Peshevski featured the whole match. Kostadinov won a penalty in the 48th minute after he was brought down in the box, but Peshevski sent the spot kick wide of the goal.

Kostadinov gets fouled

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Zlín – Slovácko 2:1
Veliche Shumulikoski was fielded in defensive midfield for Slovácko and played until the 87th minute when Lukáš Sadílek took his spot. This local derby saw Zlín come out on top.

South Korea, K-League Classic (Relegation Group), Jeonnam – Gwangju 2:1
Stevica Ristic played all 90 minutes for Jeonnam in their narrow home win over Gwangju. Ristic was also shown a late yellow card in the 85th minute.

Kazakhstan, Premier League (Relegation Group), Zhetysu – Tobol 2:0
Dushan Savic started in attack for Zhetysu and played until the 88th minute when he was substituted by Sayat Sariev. Savic notched both goals for his team, coming in quick succession in the 57th and 58th minute. The first goal came on a shot from the edge of the area, while his second goal came after a bad giveaway by an opposing defender. The pitch in this game was covered in snow.

The first (at 1:25:03) and second (at 1:26:30) goal by Savic:

Bulgaria, A Group, Levski – Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1:0
Zoran Baldovaliev played the entire game for Lokomotiv Plovdiv and also received a yellow card in the 31st minute. Baldovaliev attempted one shot on goal in the 90th minute that was saved by the Levski keeper.

Baldovaliev battles for the ball

Denmark, Bet25 Liga, Helsingør – Vejle 0:3
Antonio Stankov opened on the bench for Vejle before he made a late appearance in the 88th minute to replace Ole Bisp Rasmussen, while his teammate Hakan Redzep failed to make the matchday squad.

Denmark, Bet25 Liga, Roskilde – Horsens 0:1
Aleksandar Stankov was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Horsens.

Stankov was not among the starters or reserves

Moldova, Divizia Națională, Academia – Dacia 0:2
Medzit Neziri missed another game for Dacia due to a long-term injury (broken collarbone).

Armenia, Premier League, Banants – Gandzasar 1:1
Vlatko Drobarov played all 90 minutes for Banants in their home draw against Gandzadar. Each club scored one goal before the halftime break.

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