Macedonian internationals performances (Updated)

Ilijoski (C) watched the game from the stands; photo: Kelantas FC The past weekend was a rather quiet one for our internationals, only Dushan Savikj and Egzon Belica scored a goal apiece, Ristovski provided an assist in Croatia, while Nilsson allowed a funny goal.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Vllaznia – Teuta 0:2
Nijas Lena made the start for Teuta and stayed on the pitch until the 86th minute, whereas his teammate Florijan Kadriu didn’t play.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Tërbuni – Bylis 0:1
Flamur Tairi played all minutes for Bylis in the narrow win away to Tërbuni.

Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Austria – Grödig 0:2
Vanche Shikov started in central defense for Austra and played the entire game.

Austria, Tipico Bundesliga, Salzburg – Admira 1:0
Eldis Bajrami began on the right wing for Admira and played until the 85th minute when he made way for Christoph Monschein.

Azerbaijan, Topaz Premyer Liqası, Qarabağ – Kəpəz 4:0
Muarem Muarem opened on the bench for Qarabağ and played from the 64th minute after he substituted Reynaldo Silva.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Premijer Liga, Zrinjski – Borac Banja Luka 2:1
Filip Ristovski began on the bench for Borac and played from the 55th minute after he replaced Lazar Marjanović.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Premijer Liga, Olimpic – Velež 1:0
Right-back Filip Gligorov played all minutes for Olimpic and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the win against Velež.

Bulgaria, A Grupa, Lokomotiv Plovdiv – Slavia 3:1
Vancho Trajanov played from the 76th minute for Lokomotiv, while Stefan Jevtoski also made Lokomotiv’s squad, but watched the whole game from the bench.

Cyprus, First Division, Doxa – Aris 1:1
Edin Nuredinoski remained on the bench for this game. This was his club’s fourth consecutive draw.

Cyprus, First Division, AEL Larnaca – Ermis 3:1
Ostoja Stjepanovic started the game on the bench, but he was introduced in the first half, when he replaced Juan Pablo Andrade Moya in the 39th minute. His club went on to win 3:1.

Cyprus, First Division, AEK – Nea Salamis 2:0
Very important win for Ivan Trichkovski‘s AEK as they have used APOEL’s draw to close the gap for the title race to just 2 points. Trichkovski played the whole match on the right wing and was very active, having several chances especially in the first half.

Game highlights with Trichko’s chances at the beginning of the video:

Cyprus, First Division, Ethnikos Achnas – Paphos 3:0
Martin Bogatinov kept a clean sheet for his club in the important win over fellow strugglers Paphos. Achnas are currently last on the table, while Paphos one spot above and both teams are fighting to avoid relegation. After this result, the gap is 4 points in favor or Paphos.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Inter Zaprešić – Dinamo Zagreb 0:1
Ilija Nestorovski played the whole match for the home team.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Slaven Belupo 2:0
Muzafer Ejupi played the whole match for the losing side. Earlier last week, Slaven Belupo had a great game in the return leg of the Croatian cup semi-final. After they lost 2:1 to Ristovski and Zhuta’s Rijeka, they managed to overcome the deficit by winning 3:0 at home and thus advancing it to the Cup final. Ejupi scored the first goal for his club in that match.

Video of Ejupi’s goal (at the beginning):

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Rijeka – Zagreb 3:0
Rijeka quickly bounced back after they got eliminated in the Croatian Cup semi-final and won 3:0 against Zagreb at home. Both Stefan Ristovski and Leonard Zhuta played the whole match for the hosts and Ristovski provided the assist for the second goal.

Ristovski’s assist (at 0:42):

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Vysočina – Teplice 2:1
Yani Urdinov played the whole match for the winning side. This was an important win for his club, as they are battling to avoid relegation and with these points they are now 6 points clear ahead of risk-threatened Sigma. For Teplice, Vladimir Dimitrovski still hasn’t broken through and was unused sub.

Czech Republic, Synot Liga, Ostrava – Slovácko 2:1
Veliche Shumulikoski wore the captain armband and played the whole match in his club’s unexpected defeat to Ostrava. Slovácko were coming on a high, having beaten Sparta Praha in the last round, but now they suffered an unexpected defeat to rock-bottom Ostrava, a team which celebrated only their third win in 24 games.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, PK-35 – HIFK 0:2
Kosta Manev played the whole match as CB for the home team. This was his club’s second defeat at home in two matches.

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Inter Turku – Lahti 1:1
A good beginning of the season for Egzon Belica as he scored the only goal of the match for Inter Turku to make it 1:1 against Lahti at home. He has played the whole match and in the 76th minute he was the fastest to react in the box and managed to score a goal, setting the final score.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Puskás Akadémia 2:2
Viktor Angelov started but was substituted by Benjamin Balázs ij the 55th minute, just before his team equalized on 1:1. Enis Bardi was given a rest because he felt pain in his knee.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Videoton – Vasas 2:2
Kire Ristevski played the entire game for Vasas.

Italy, Serie A, Sassuolo – Genoa 0:1
Goran Pandev is out with an injury. He decided to make a surgical intervention in order to deal with the problem.

Italy, Serie A, Palermo – Lazio 0:3
Aleksandar Trajkovski was introduced in the 74th minute when Lazio had already scored the goals. He came in instead Robin Quaison.

Italy, Serie B, Livorno – Bari 1:2
Nikola Jakimovski spent the whole time on Bari’s bench.

Kazakhstan, Premier League, Aktobe – Zhetysu 3:2
All three Macedonians playing for Zhetysu took part in this game. The most notable was Dushan Savikj who played the whole match, had several chances and scored one goal. Towards the end of the match, he managed to lob the running opposing keeper to make it 3:2 but that was all his club was able to do. Meanwhile, both Marko Simonovski and Gjorgji Mojsov were brought on in 68th and 84th minute respectively.

Savikj’s goal (at 2:08:00):

Kazakshtan, Premier League, Atyrau – Almaty 0:1
Aleksandar Damchevski was an unused sub for Atyrau.

Malaysia, Liga Super, Kelantan – Johor Darul Ta’zim 2:2
Due to a minor injury Bazhe Ilijoski was not part of this match.

Moldova, Divizia Naționala, Dacia – Petrocub-Hânceşti interrupted
Medjit Meziri was on the bench as this game never saw its end. It was abandoned in the 57th minute while 1:0 as the visiting president unsatisfied by the referee decided to take his team off the field.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, NAC Breda – Waalwijk 1:1
Uroš Matić played the whole game for the home side who had difficulties against the bottom-placed team who even with two red cards managed to win a point. However, Breda is far from first placed Sparta Rotterdam who will get promoted, but is sure for the promotion play-offs.

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Wisła – Zagłębie 1:1
Aleksandar Todorovski played the whole game for the visitors and picked up a yellow card in the 69th minute.

Russia, Chempionat Rossii, Krylia Sovetov – Lokomotiv Moskva 0:0
Adis Jahovikj played only the last couple of minutes for the home side as he was introduced in the 85th minute instead Syarhey Karnilenka.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Borac – Crvena Zvezda 1:1
David Babunski was called up by the visitors, but stayed all minutes on the bench.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Metalac – OFK Beograd 3:1
Daniel Avramovski opened in midfield for OFK and played the whole game in the loss away to Metalac.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Novi Pazar – Radnik Surdulica 2:0
Darko Micevski played the entire game for Novi Pazar, while Nikola Stojanovikj began on the bench for Radnik and played from the 80th minute after he replaced Stefan Radovanović.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Jagodina – Javor 1:0
Aleksa Amanovikj was an unused substitute for Javor.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Rad – Radnički Niš 2:0
Petar Krstikj spent all minutes on Radnički’s bench.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Partizan – Mladost Lučani 4:0
Aleksandar Lazevski was an unused substitute for Mladost, while his teammate Tome Kitanovski wasn’t called up for this game.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Slovan – Ružomberok 3:1
Darko Tofiloski was the starting keeper for Ruzomberok. He conceded all three goals in the second half, two of which were from the penalty spot. In the 72nd minute he was booked as he fouled Vittek in the box, who then subsequently scored a goal from the 11 meters spot.

Slovakia, Fortuna Liga, Skalica – Podbrezová 2:1
Dejan Peshevski started the match and played until the 75th minute when he was replaced by Ľuboš Kupčík when the final score was already set.

Slovenia, Prva Liga Telekom Slovenije, Maribor – Domžale 2:1
Agim Ibraimi wasn’t called up by Maribor as he is suspended for the rest of the season because of a dispute with the club. On the other side, Zeni Husmani started in defensive midfield for Domžale and played until the 57th minute.

South Korea, K-league Classic, Incheon – Seongnam 2:3
Krste Velkoski made his debut for Incheon and played the whole match, but he wasn’t able to help his team avoid the fourth defeat in four matches so far played in the K-League.

South Korea, K-league Classic, Jeonnam – Seoul 1:2
Stevica Ristikj took the place of Cho Suk-Jae in the 66th minute, but his club suffered a home defeat. Jeonnam are yet to win in the new season, after 4 rounds.

Sweden Allsvenskan, Häcken – Norrköping 1:2
David Mitov Nilsson won’t remember this win for good. In the 23rd minute he made a clumpsy mistake after Adam Andersson’s shot that give the home side a 1:0 lead. Luckily his teammates later scored twice and his team claimed the points.

Nilsson’s mistake:

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Young Boys Bern – Lugano 7:0
Ezgjan Alioski played the last half hour for Lugano in the embarrassing loss away to Young Boys.

Turkey, Ptt 1. Lig, Balikesirspor – Erciyesspor 3:0
Stefan Ashkovski played the whole match as left back for the visiting side.

Turkey, Ptt 1. Lig, Boluspor – Adanaspor 1:2
Mirko Ivanovski played the whole match as his team was unable to stop table leaders and promotion favorites Adanaspor.

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