Bojan Markoski suffered a serious injury for Apollon, while Agim Ibraimi and a trio of Macedonian players in Azerbaijan reached the semi-finals of their respective countries’ domestic cups.
UEFA Europa League, Round of 16, Steaua București – Chelsea 1:0
Daniel Georgievski was not included in the Steaua București squad due to an injury.
Slovenia, Pokal Slovenije, Maribor – Olimpija 0:1
Agim Ibraimi played the entire game for Maribor who, despite the loss, still advanced to the semi-finals of the Slovenian cup by winning 3:2 on aggregate over the two legs.
Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Turnu Severin – Astra 0:0
Mirko Ivanovski started on the bench for Astra before he entered the game in the 87th minute replacing fellow striker Kehinde Fatai.
Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Pandurii – Vaslui 2:1
Nderim Nedzipi stayed on the bench as an unused substitute for Vaslui.
Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Brașov – Concordia 3:2
Egzon Belica was an unused substitute for Concordia.
Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Borča – Partizan 0:4
Aleksandar Lazevski began on the bench for Partizan before he entered the game in the 43rd minute replacing the injured Vojislav Stankovic, while his teammate Stefan Ashkovski was not included in the 18 player squad.
Italy, Serie B, Vicenza – Bari 0:1
Stefan Ristovski played all 90 minutes for Bari who got a much needed win to get out of the relegation zone for the time being. Ristovski ensured the win for Bari when he made a late clearance in the 90th minute. Stefan also received a yellow card in the 14th minute.
Cyprus, Coca-Cola Cup, Apollon – Ayia Napa 1:1
Bojan Markoski started for Apollon and played until the 19th minute when an injury forced him to be substituted by Ivan Parlov. After the game, medical tests showed that Markoski had suffered a ruptured achilles tendon which means he will be out of action for 4-6 months.
Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kuboku, Neftçi – Simurq 1:0
Igor Mitreski played the entire game for Neftçi who needed a goal in the last minute of extra time to reach the semi-finals of the Azerbaijani cup. Since the first leg ended 0:0 and the return leg also stayed 0:0 at the end of regulation time, the match went into extra time where Neftçi striker Flavinho scored the game winner in the 120th minute. Mitreski was booked with a yellow card in the 81st minute.
Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kuboku, Inter Bakı – Bakı 2:2
Edin Nuredinoski played from the start for Bakı and conceded two goals, while Slavcho Georgievski got the start for Inter Bakı and played until the 88th minute when he made way for Ibrahima Niasse. Nuredinoski was shown a yellow card in the 90th minute for time wasting. After two legs in the domestic cup, it was 3:3 on aggregate but Bakı advanced to the semi-finals of the competition due to away goals.
Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kuboku, Qarabağ – Gabala 0:0
Muarem Muarem started for Qarabağ and played until the 66th minute when he was replaced by Richard Almeida. Muarem also picked up a yellow card in the 36th minute as his team also reached the semi-finals due to away goals. It was 1:1 on aggregate after the two games but Qarabağ scored the all important away goal in the first leg to get past Gabala.