Agim Ibraimi recorded a brace to lead Maribor past Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Adis Jahovic collected a hat-trick in Rijeka’s easy win over Víkingur, Aleksandar Trajkovski provided two assists for Zulte Waregem, while Mirko Ivanovski debuted for CFR Cluj.
UEFA Champions League, Third qualifying round, Maccabi Tel-Aviv – Maribor 2:2
Agim Ibraimi played the entire game for Maribor and scored both goals for his team in the 36th and 55th minute. The first goal came on a shot from inside the area, while his second goal came on a nicely placed header. Maribor won 3:2 on aggregate to reach the play-off round in Champions League qualifying. They will find out their opponent in that round later on Friday.
UEFA Champions League, Third qualifying round, Dinamo Zagreb – Aalborg 0:2
Arijan Ademi played all 90 minutes for Dinamo Zagreb who was surprised at home and sent packing by Aalborg. Dinamo Zagreb won the first leg 1:0 in Denmark and controlled most of the action in the return leg, but Aalborg proved efficient in scoring two goals to eliminate the Croatian giant. With their loss, Dinamo now moved to the play-off round of the Europa League qualifications.
UEFA Champions League, Third qualifying round, Salzburg – Qarabağ 2:0
Muarem Muarem was an unused substitute for Qarabağ who lost 3:2 on aggregate to Austrian side Salzburg. Like all the teams that were defeated in the third round of Champions League qualifying, Qarabağ will head to the Europa League play-off round.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, Asteras Tripoli – Mainz 3:1
Nikolche Noveski played the whole match for Mainz who once again had a shocking display in Europa League qualifying by losing to Asteras Tripoli of the Greek league (defeated 2:3 on aggregate). Mainz was also eliminated in the third round of Europa League qualifying back in the 2011-12 season, and that same faith awaited them again this year as well. Noveski was also shown a yellow card in the 44th minute of this game.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, Brøndby – Club Brugge 0:2
Ferhan Hasani was not included in the Brøndby squad due to a minor injury. Brøndby was unable to solve Club Brugge and lost 0:5 on aggregate over the two games.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, Shakhtyor – Zulte Waregem 2:2
Aleksandar Trajkovski played all 90 minutes for Zulte Waregem and provided both assists for the visiting club which were scored by the same player in Idrissa Sylla. Zulte Waregem will now shift its focus to the Belgian league after losing 4:7 on aggregate to Shakhtyor.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, Rijeka – Víkingur 4:0
Adis Jahovikj played the entire game for Rijeka and scored the first three goals for his team in the easy win over Vikingur. The first two goals by Jahovikj came on headers, while his third goal came after he controlled a cross and fired a shot from close range. Rijeka made things look easy in their 9:1 aggregate victory over minnows Vikingur from the league in Faroe Islands.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, Atromitos – Sarajevo 1:3
Krste Velkoski played the whole match (all 120 minutes) for Sarajevo in their improbable comeback to overcome a 1:2 loss in the first leg at home. Sarajevo also led 1:2 after 90 minutes of this game, so the match went into extra time where the Bosnian club scored the decisive goal to secure a spot in the play-off round.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, Ermis – Young Boys 0:2
Martin Bogatinov played from the start for Ermis and conceded one goal in each half. Ermis lost 0:3 on aggregate against Young Boys to exit the competition.
UEFA Europa League, Third qualifying round, CFR Cluj – Dinamo Minsk 0:2
Mirko Ivanovski made his competitive debut for CFR Cluj by coming off the bench in the 67th minute to replace Grégory Tadé. CFR Cluj went down 0:3 on aggregate to lose its matchup against Dinamo Minsk.
Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Istra 1961 – Rijeka 0:1
Adis Jahovikj was an unused substitute for Rijeka who played two games in this midweek period (Monday and Thursday).
Thailand, FA Cup, Bangkok Glass – Muangthong United 2:1
Mario Gjurovski started in attacking midfield and played all 90 minutes for Muangthong United, as did Bazhe Ilijoski in attack for Bangkok Glass. Meanwhile, Bazhe’s teammate Darko Tasevski did not feature in this game.
Sweden, Allsvenskan, Gefle – Mjällby 1:0
Daniel Ivanovski played the entire game for Mjällby and also received a yellow card in the 47th minute.
South Korea, K-League Classic, Jeonnam – Incheon United 1:2
Stevica Ristikj played all 90 minutes for Jeonnam in the narrow home loss against Incheon United.