Midweek internationals performances

Trichkovski grabbed an assist for Al-NasrAll five teams that featured a Macedonian player in either the Champions League or Europa League were eliminated, Ivan Trichkovski notched an assist for Al-Nasr, while Ardian Cuculi and Partizani defeated Tirana in the Albanian derby.

UEFA Champions League, Group D, Galatasaray – Arsenal 1:4
Goran Pandev was not summoned in the matchday squad by Galatasaray.

UEFA Champions League, Group G, Maribor – Schalke 0:1
Agim Ibraimi started for Maribor and played until the 83rd minute when he was replaced by Luka Zahović. Ibraimi had one shot on goal in the 40th minute, but his effort was saved by the visiting keeper. Maribor finished in last place of their group to secure elimination from the Champions League.

Ibraimi during the Schalke game

UEFA Europa League, Group D, Dinamo Zagreb – Celtic 4:3
Arijan Ademi played all 90 minutes for Dinamo Zagreb in the slim win over Celtic that featured a total of seven goals. Dinamo Zagreb finished in 3rd place of Group D, leading to their elimination from the competition.

Ademi looks to escape his marker

UEFA Europa League, Group L, Metalist – Lokeren 0:1
Besart Andurahimi was not included in the Lokeren squad due to a groin injury.

UEFA Europa League, Group F, Qarabağ – Inter 0:0
Muarem Muarem played the complete match for Qarabağ who scored what seemed to be a valid goal in stoppage time of the 90th minute, the the referee disallowed it to the disgust of the Qarabağ players, coaches and fans. If that goal counted, Qarabağ would have advanced by finishing in 2nd place, but the draw was not enough. Inter and Dnipro reached the next round from this group.

Muarem is challenged by Inter captain Marco Andreolli

United Arab Emirates, Arabian Gulf League, Al-Nasr – Emirates Club 3:0
Ivan Trichkovski played the entire game for Al-Nasr and collected an assist on the opening goal when his cross from the right was volleyed home by Brett Holman.

The assist by Trichkovski (start of video):

Switzerland, Challenge League, Schaffhausen – Wil 0:3
Ezgjan Alioski started at left-back for Schaffhausen and played the full 90 minutes, while Samir Fazli was sidelined for Wil due to a broken nose and concussion that he suffered earlier in the month (it came during a hard collision with the opposing keeper).

Alioski during the Wil game

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Partizani – Tirana 2:0
Ardian Cuculi played all 90 minutes for Partizani and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the home triumph over Tirana. Due to an injury, Cuculi (normally a left-back) played at left CB in this encounter. With the win, Partizani moved into sole possession of first place.

Cuculi controls the ball vs. Tirana

Hungary, Magyar Ligakupa, Újpest – Ferencváros 0:0
Enis Bardhi got the start for Újpest and played until the 81st minute when he was replaced by Berat Ahmeti.

Romania, Liga I, Petrolul – Concordia 2:2
Hristijan Dragarski played the full match for Concordia who collected a hard fought point from the road clash versus Petrolul. The winter break now gets underway in Romania as the league season resumes in mid February.

Dragarski got a rare start for Concordia

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Voždovac – Novi Pazar 0:0
Tome Kitanovski did not feature for Voždovac in the goalless draw against Novi Pazar. This match officially marked the end of the first half of the season in Serbia.

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ayia Napa – Ethnikos Achnas 0:0
Bojan Markoski started at center-back for Ayia Napa and played until the 76th minute when an injury forced him to be substituted by David Mena.

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