Midweek internationals performances

David Babunski (bottom row, 2nd from L) and teammates celebrate; photo: TwitterMirko Ivanovski recorded an assist for Astra, Darko Tasevski netted one goal for Bangkok Glass, Mario Gjurovski added an assist for Muangthong United, David Babunski and Barcelona won the Copa Catalunya trophy, while Igor Mitreski also clinched the Azeri Cup title with Neftçi.

Italy, Serie B, Latina – Siena 0:3
Stefan Ristovski played the entire game for Latina and also received a yellow card in the 87th minute.  Latina picked a bad time to suffer a loss as they now have minimal chances of reaching second place, the last spot that leads to direct promotion to Italy’s top flight.  Instead, it seems likely that Latina will partake in the promotion play-offs and fight to become the third team that wins promotion to Serie A for next season.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Steaua București – Oțelul Galați 2:2
Daniel Georgievski started at right-back for Steaua București and played the full match, while his teammate Martin Bogatinov was not summoned in the 18 player matchday squad.  Steaua has one more game this season when they will take on Astra in the Romanian Cup final on Friday.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Vaslui – Astra 1:4
Mirko Ivanovski played all 90 minutes for Astra and collected the assist on the third goal for his team in the 53rd minute.  Ivanovski made a nice backheel pass to Denis Alibec who did the rest with a calm finish past the Vaslui keeper.

Video of the assist by Ivanovski (at 3:32):


Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Botoșani – Dinamo București 1:2
Kristijan Naumovski was not included in the matchday squad by Dinamo București, while Aco Stojkov started for Botoșani and played until the 80th minute when he was replaced by Claudiu Juncănaru.  Stojkov won a penalty for Botoșani in the 73rd minute, but the spot kick taken by one of his teammates was saved by the Dinamo keeper.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Viitorul – Ceahlăul 1:0
Boban Nikolov was not among the 18 players called up by Viitorul who avoided relegation with this win over Ceahlăul in the final round of the season.

Norway, Tippeligaen, Sogndal – Brann 2:1
Daniel Mojsov got the start at left CB for Brann and played until the 55th minute when he was substituted by Erlend Hanstveit.  Mojsov also received a yellow card in the 22nd minute.  It was his third yellow card of the season, meaning he is suspended for the next game for Brann.  Since Mojsov will be suspended for Sunday’s league game against Vålerenga, he may be wise to ask Brann to let him join the Macedonian national team at their training camp in Austria.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League (Promotion play-offs), OH Leuven – Eupen 2:1
Jovan Kostovski was an unused substitute for OH Leuven in their final game of the season.  OH Leuven will be competing in the Belgian second division next season.

Spain, Copa Catalunya, Barcelona – Espanyol 0:0  (Barcelona won 3:2 on penalties)
David Babunski started in midfield for Barcelona and played until the 34th minute when he was replaced by Adama Traoré.  The Barcelona manager made three changes at that time, including substituting Babunski.  Since the match was 0:0 after 90 minutes, it went into penalty kicks where Barcelona prevailed 3:2 to win the Copa Catalunya trophy.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa (Championship Group), Ruch Chorzów – Wisła Kraków 2:2
Ostoja Stjepanovikj played the whole match for Wisła Kraków who took home a hard fought point against Ruch Chorzów.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa (Relegation Group), Podbeskidzie – Widzew Łódź 3:0
Yani Urdinov was an unused substitute for Widzew Łódź who secured relegation to the Polish second division with this loss to Podbeskidzie.

Poland, I Liga, Dolcan Ząbki – GKS Bełchatów 2:1
Hristijan Kirovski played all 90 minutes for GKS Bełchatów in the slim road defeat against Dolcan Ząbki.

Thailand, Thai FA Cup, Osotspa – Muangthong United 0:3
Mario Gjurovski opened on the bench for Muangthong United before he was introduced in the 33rd minute to replace the injured Jay Bothroyd.  Gjurovski provided the assist on the second goal for the visitors in the 67th minute when he found Teerasil Dangda who did the rest with a calm finish past the Osotspa keeper.

The assist by Gjurovski (at 5:35):

Thailand, Thai FA Cup, Siam Navy – Bangkok Glass 2:3
Darko Tasevski played the entire game for Bangkok Glass and scored the first goal for his team in the 70th minute when he gathered the ball near the edge of the area, made a nice move to get past one marker, before slotting a shot to the back of the net.  Bangkok Glass rebounded from a 0:2 deficit to score the next three goals.

Video of the goal by Tasevski (at 3:58):

Slovakia, Corgoň Liga, Košice – Ružomberok 1:2
Darko Tofiloski was given a rest by Košice and stayed on the bench as the Slovak season draws to an end.  Košice plays its final game of the season on 31 May.

Cyprus, Coca-Cola Cup, Ermis – APOEL 0:2
Armend Alimi got the start for Ermis and played until the 57th minute when he made way for Ioannis Okkas.  Ermis lost the Cypriot Cup final to APOEL.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Mjällby – Malmö 0:1
Daniel Ivanovski was an unused substitute for Mjällby.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Häcken – Kalmar 4:1
Leonard Zuta played all 90 minutes for Häcken who rolled to a comfortable home victory over Kalmar.

Azerbaijan, Azerbaycan Kuboku, Neftçi – Gabala 1:1  (Neftçi won Azeri Cup 3:2 on penalties)
Igor Mitreski was an unused substitute for Neftçi who needed penalty kicks to edge Gabala in the Azeri Cup final.  The 35-year-old Mitreski is expected to retire this summer after a lengthy career.

Georgia, Georgian Cup, Dinamo Tbilisi – Chikhura Sachkhere 2:1
Darko Glishikj was not among the 18 players called up by Dinamo Tbilisi who clinched the Georgian Cup trophy with the win over Chikhura Sachkhere.  Glishikj becomes a free agent in the summer, and he will not return to Dinamo Tbilisi.

Greece, Football League Play-offs, Fostiras – Kerkyra 0:1
Zoran Baldovaliev started in attack for Kerkyra and played until the 71st minute when he was replaced by Predrag Sikimic.  Zoran had his best chance in the 18th minute, but his effort went narrowly wide of the goal.

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