Midweek internationals performances (07-09.08 ’18)

Ivan Trichkovski scored a goal against Sturm, Elif Elmas debuted under Philip Cocu in the Champions League qualifiers, while Avramovski played a great match for Olimpija.

photo: Trichkovski scores against Sturm

UEFA Champions League, Kazakhstan Astana – Croatia Dinamo 0:2
Arijan Ademi captained Dinamo until the 63rd minute when he was substituted with Ivan Šunjić. It was 0:1 at the time. Surely a big road win for the Croatian champion before the return leg.

UEFA Champions League, Sweden Malmö – Hungary Vidi 1:1
Boban Nikolov picked up a yellow card in the 54th minute and featured the entire match for Vidi.

UEFA Champions League, Portugal Benfica – Turkey Fenerbahçe 1:0
Elif Elmas made his first official start under new manager Philip Cocu. And in a very important road game! Unfortunately, Fener suffered a lone goal defeat and Elmas got booked in the first minute of the injury time.

Elmas reacts in front of Pizzi; photo: Fenerbahçe SK

UEFA Europa League, Israel Hapoel Haifa – Italy Atalanta 1:4
Risto Mitrevski did not get a chance to play against the Serie A side as he remained at the home bench.

UEFA Europa League, Ukraine Mariupol – France Bordeaux 1:3
Besir Demiri played the entire match for the home side and got booked in the 81st minute.

UEFA Europa League, Austria Sturm – Cyprus AEK 0:2
Captain Ivan Trichkovski doubled the lead for AEK in the 74th minute and three minutes later left the pitch to make room for Joan Tomàs. His teammate Daniel Mojsov came in from the bench after exactly an hour of play instead of Thomas Ioannou. It was 0:1 at the time. For Trichko this was his third EL goal as he netted a brace in the previous round against Dundalk.

Trichko’s goal:

UEFA Europa League, Georgia Torpedo – Albania Kukësi 5:2
Edis Malikji wasn’t part of the Albanian team.

UEFA Europa League, Slovenia Olimpija – Finland HJK 3:0
Daniel Avramovski played nearly the full game as he was substituted 5 minutes from time by Stefan Savić. His team already had scored the three goals.

Avramovski is being chased by HJK players; photo: NK Olimpija Ljubljana

UEFA Europa League, Croatia Hajduk – Romania Steaua 0:0
Mirko Ivanovski started in Hajduk’s front line and played until the 64th minute when Ahmed Said took his place. Unfortunately, his team failed to find the back of the Romanian net.

UEFA Europa League, Norway Sarpsborg 08 – Croatia Rijeka 1:1
Leonard Zhuta played the whole game for Rijeka. His teammate Darko Velkovski wasn’t summoned due to injury.

UEFA Europa League, Serbia Spartak – Denmark Brøndby 0:1
Benjamin Demir wasn’t part of Spartak’s squad as his in not on the UEFA list.

Australia, FFA Cup, Gold Coast Knights – Newcastle United Jets 0:1
Daniel Georgievski played the whole match for the winning side. His team advanced into the eight-finals where will face Melbourne City.

Georgievski (R) in an aerial duel; photo: Newcastle Herald/AAP

Slovakia, Slovnaft Cup, Tesla – Ružomberok 1:3
Tihomir Kostadinov and newcomer Yani Urdinov weren’t summoned for this cup encounter against a third league side. Their team easily advanced into the next round.

Slovakia, Slovnaft Cup, Slovenské Ďarmoty – Žilina 0:7
Enis Fazlagikj wasn’t summoned by his team who smashed its lower division opponent.

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